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Spinner cracks

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Ralph created the topic: Spinner cracks

This is what can happen if you push an aircraft by the spinner - it can get stressed and will crack.

This was not detected at the DI, it was detected 1.5 hours later when refueling and had to be removed. The replacement cost was $2500 as the back-plate was cracked as well.

Do not push or lean on anyone's propeller spinner!

If the back-plate is cracked then the propeller must be removed to re-fit everything and thats a couple of hours of labour. So please do not allow people to rest their arms or push on a spinner.

regards,

Ralph
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Richard replied the topic: Spinner cracks

Nasty. That would be a good souvenir for the hangar with a big red warning sign on it. Interesting image - thanks!

Cheers,

Rich
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