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Post  Levent Suberk on Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:39 am

This tip is useful to prevent loosing spinner when using electric starters: Cut a thin rubber gasket from a balloon. Place the gasket between spinner and propeller. Tighten the propeller screw. Friction of rubber gasket keeps the spinner in place.

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Post  getback on Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:12 am

good tip i don't have a starter yet but will keep this in mine , i didnt know they came loose for that matter . Very Happy
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Post  944_Jim on Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:32 am

I needed this one. Thanks a bunch!

My Hornet has spun a few props... especially during break in if my Norvels.
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Post  944_Jim on Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:27 pm

And Monday afternoon in attempt # who knows to enter the RWYB contest, I discovered the Hornet barely has enough sting to spin a Medallion .15. I did blow the fuse under my starter/glowplug panel while trying....grrrr!
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Post  1/2A Nut on Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:59 pm

My Sullivan 1/2A Hornet Starter has started 2 of my Cox .15's thus far.
I connect direct to the battery.
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Post  balogh on Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:14 am

Sorry but I am not sure which spinner we are talking about. Only Bernie sells a number of different designs ranging from aluminum to rubber and OEM COX plastic spinners. Could you post a picture?

Thank you.
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Post  Levent Suberk on Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:39 am

This gasket is for aluminum spinners only.

Rubber balloon material is tricky with punches, so I attached a piece of 1/8 in. brass tubing on tip of soldering iron to open screw hole.

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Post  balogh on Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:56 am

Thank you Levent. My electric starter cone also touches the propeller face so the torque transmits from the cone partly to the spinner and partly to the prop direct, so I have not yet experienced the loosening of the spinner yet...only when the compression is too high and the premature ignition throws both the prop and spinner off, but that is a different situation. Very Happy
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Post  NEW222 on Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:13 pm

Awesome tip. Thank you.
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