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Old 5th Jul 2016, 17:50
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Please, I'm begging you guys, don't make me have to call Laurence Llewellyn-Bowen. should the spinner be painted black or yellow?

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Old 5th Jul 2016, 18:32
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Consider black and yellow spiralling? No, but seriously?
Perhaps it could be done with adhesive tape - to get it painted would be a hell of a job.

Above all, I do agree there is room for improvement over the current white, not to say "need for improvement".
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Old 5th Jul 2016, 18:38
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Black.

NB Since that message was too short, I am adding this.
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Old 5th Jul 2016, 22:25
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Red? Why restrict to yellow and black?

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Old 6th Jul 2016, 05:58
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I see the spinner before your previous 'prang' was chrome plated.

If you can't have it plated. then I think black would be best.
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Old 6th Jul 2016, 06:56
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I'm not going to tell until you give an account of your prang as you promised back in post #16.
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Old 6th Jul 2016, 09:37
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It might not be a good idea so say anything in public while the insurance and the CAA are involved.
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Old 6th Jul 2016, 15:37
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Consider black and yellow spiralling? No, but seriously?
Think you may be onto something there, quite like the sound of that.

Was thinking about this for the tail.

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Old 6th Jul 2016, 17:24
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I reckon a bee would be great seeing you have had a nasty sting already!.......seriously though, my self and my colleuges at "Scottish Information" wish you all the best and look forward to hearing your dulcet tones on 119.875 again soon. �� Paul.
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Old 6th Jul 2016, 23:18
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Thanks Paul,

Got the kid to fake up he pics to give me an idea what each colour would look like.

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Old 7th Jul 2016, 07:11
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I'd go with the black if sticking to a single colour, or black with a yellow spiral.
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Old 7th Jul 2016, 17:25
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How about chrome?

Assuming that is that it's a metal spinner.
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Old 7th Jul 2016, 17:48
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The old one was chrome , the new one is Kevlar
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Old 7th Jul 2016, 18:00
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The old one was chrome , the new one is Kevlar
Carbon look then.

All the go in Wigan.
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Old 7th Jul 2016, 18:45
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Here's what the MT factory guys says:

"Duncan, The prop looks great...I agree the spinner should be painted a different color. The spinner dome is simple Kevlar painted with basic enamel...just like the Krylon at Ace Hardware. You may paint it yourself or take it to a auto body shop and have them shoot it with enamel if preferred."
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Old 7th Jul 2016, 21:56
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The old one was chrome , the new one is Kevlar
Ahh, austerity, don't you just love it...
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Old 8th Jul 2016, 00:53
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Stronger, plus a few kilos off the empty weight which means more available load.
Whats not to like.
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Old 8th Jul 2016, 18:07
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AG,

I was sufficiently intrigued by your "few kilos" comment, to check a 182 POH that I have. The spinner weighs 3 lb.

So PB84 may have a slightly lighter spinner, but he now has an extra propeller blade and the CS mechanism hanging out there on the end of the crankshaft.

I would bet that the empty weight has gone up and the CG has moved forward.
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Old 8th Jul 2016, 18:56
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You'd lose that bet !!!

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The original prop was a 76 Hartzell CSP which with the spinner is 10lbs heavier than the 3 blade MTV with spinner that's installed now.

The performance numbers are probably bullshit, but they can't mistate the weights.

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Old 8th Jul 2016, 23:28
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Hopefully at a slight distance it's OK to be flippant ?



Does you log book show the flight destination along the lines of;

Sharny Dubs
Troubled Dykes
Guise of Tough
by Muir of Fowlis
Aberdeenshire


Separately,
the 'related news' on your Evening Express page make pretty
grim reading. Could you maybe tell me some lottery numbers?
That said, the P&J is much calmer.

Orrabest for the coming months getting the yellow pearl GB operational.
(Hopefully flying over the West End sometime this Summer - plenty of glide clear,
it's the dear green place after all).
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