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Old 06-11-2014, 11:36 PM
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Default Cummins spinner on Catto prop.

This is a thread to document the process of making a Cummins spinner fit the profile of Catto props.

I received the Cummins spinners today from Australia. The hopes are to set up a 2 and a 3 blade configuration for future customers. My initial impressions of the spinner were:

1) This thing is way more sturdy than the fiberglass one.
2) The walls are thicker than what I expected.
3) Man this would look nice polished.

From a conversation with Allan he told me that the spinner would need to have the cut outs flared for strength. From looking at the spinner I would not think that was necessary. The one from Vans is not as sturdy and it does not have a flare. But there is a reason I don't make spinners. I don't know. Allan can you talk to the reason?

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Old 06-12-2014, 06:53 AM
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That is one ice looking spinner. You are right, polishing is what is is calling out for. Your plane is looking nice too.
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Old 06-12-2014, 04:05 PM
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Looks awesome Axel, can't wait to see the finished product.

As someone who went through the polishing process with Allan, 2 hours invested makes a huge difference and is well worth the effort.

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Old 06-12-2014, 05:14 PM
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I spoke with Nicole at Catto props today. We (the Ravens) will be flying at their open house at the end of the month. After that, Nicole will help me mark up the spinners with the current 2 and 3 blade template.
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Old 06-13-2014, 06:51 AM
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After that, Nicole will help me mark up the spinners with the current 2 and 3 blade template.
AX-O, will you're two blade template be for the new, thinner hub props, or the previous 4-3/8" hub? (Mine was mfg'd January 2013 and has 4-3/8" I believe... I Heard the newest props are thinner???)
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Old 06-28-2014, 09:44 PM
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AX-O, will you're two blade template be for the new, thinner hub props, or the previous 4-3/8" hub? (Mine was mfg'd January 2013 and has 4-3/8" I believe... I Heard the newest props are thinner???)
Both the 2 and 3 blade spinners will be set up for the thinner blades.
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Both the 2 and 3 blade spinners will be set up for the thinner blades.
Bummer probably won't sell near as many of them then...
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Old 06-28-2014, 10:10 PM
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I went to Catto's open house today. I was planing on having the spinners marked up but doing that takes 45 to 60 minutes each and he was busy hosting. I left both spinners with Craig to get marked up.

He really liked the spinners and thought it would be a cool set up for his props. He likes the fact that the cutouts for the blades would be rolled. He also told me that the thickness of the props will not change again.

Once the spinners are in my hands, i will update you guys again.
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Old 06-29-2014, 03:10 AM
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Thanks Axel,

Really looking forward to getting the spinners back and making them available to the members.

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I went to Catto's open house today. I was planing on having the spinners marked up but doing that takes 45 to 60 minutes each and he was busy hosting. I left both spinners with Craig to get marked up.

He really liked the spinners and thought it would be a cool set up for his props. He likes the fact that the cutouts for the blades would be rolled. He also told me that the thickness of the props will not change again.

Once the spinners are in my hands, i will update you guys again.
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Old 06-29-2014, 05:17 AM
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Beautiful spinners!! I want!
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