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by seaheli
Tue Oct 29, 2013 16:45
Forum: Propeller, Spinner and McDowell Starter
Topic: 11AC Spinner and Nose Bowl Ring
Replies: 124
Views: 37123

Re: 11AC Spinner and Nose Bowl Ring

The spinner tooling was returned to Mr. Carr.

I want the Chief spinners to move forward. My schedule did not allow much time in the workshop.

Charles
by seaheli
Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:01
Forum: Propeller, Spinner and McDowell Starter
Topic: 11AC Spinner and Nose Bowl Ring
Replies: 124
Views: 37123

Re: 11AC Spinner and Nose Bowl Ring

Check dwg # 3-637. That bulkhead resembles this drawing. What is the dia. and flange height of your bulkhead?
by seaheli
Sun Dec 16, 2012 13:24
Forum: Propeller, Spinner and McDowell Starter
Topic: 11AC Spinner and Nose Bowl Ring
Replies: 124
Views: 37123

Re: 11AC Spinner and Nose Bowl Ring

In researching and working on a solution for the spinner bulkheads I feel that a steel bulkhead would be the optimal way to proceed! I researched several options and a "heat treated thicker (.080") bulkhead" or "steel bulkhead" was the best avenue. The added cost for heat treat was $225.00 per unit....
by seaheli
Fri Jun 22, 2012 20:50
Forum: Propeller, Spinner and McDowell Starter
Topic: 11AC Spinner and Nose Bowl Ring
Replies: 124
Views: 37123

Re: 11AC Spinner and Nose Bowl Ring

I have not forgot about the Chief spinners, the R&D shop has kept me busy! I am working on two solutions for issues with the spinner bulkhead. Bill Pancake and I have discussed an option that requires measurements for each propeller installation. "I need hub thickness for each propeller that is comm...
by seaheli
Mon Sep 26, 2011 08:00
Forum: Propeller, Spinner and McDowell Starter
Topic: Prop balance stand
Replies: 9
Views: 4358

Re: Prop balance stand

If you look at the rear of the hub of the propeller there are balance holes in which to pack lead. If a owner decides to paint their prop and add the tip markings, over the years the weight does not balance from the painting. Also, lead will sometimes dislodge during the removal of the propeller. I ...
by seaheli
Sun Jun 26, 2011 18:17
Forum: Restoration
Topic: Replacing Leading Edge Skins - Drilling Question
Replies: 12
Views: 2480

Re: Replacing Leading Edge Skins - Drilling Question

Kyleb,

In tough areas like skins we backdrill all accessible holes, then use lexan to transfer none-accessible holes.

What type of drill motors are you using; straight, 90 degree, 45 degree?

Sometimes we use drill bits 12" or longer and flex them into position.

Charles
by seaheli
Tue Jun 14, 2011 22:36
Forum: Propeller, Spinner and McDowell Starter
Topic: 11AC Spinner and Nose Bowl Ring
Replies: 124
Views: 37123

Re: 11AC Spinner and Nose Bowl Ring

I have been away from the shop for a few days, the R&D group has moved me into other positions. I had three schedule changes in two weeks, little tiring.

Charles
by seaheli
Sun May 29, 2011 11:00
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Bee Keeper
Replies: 4
Views: 2523

Re: Bee Keeper

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by seaheli
Wed May 25, 2011 10:24
Forum: Landing gear, wheels and brakes
Topic: Goodyear wheel covers/hub caps
Replies: 22
Views: 6106

Re: Goodyear wheel covers/hub caps

Rafael,

All I have are examples that someone let me borrow for tooling design.

Charles
by seaheli
Tue May 24, 2011 09:48
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Why is our country bankrupt
Replies: 81
Views: 19458

Re: Why is our country bankrupt

JC, Seems our economy is on track for our history; Panic of 1819, Great Depression 1929 and of course the storm we are sailing through now. Would it not be amazing if we could teach our next rising generations about economy cycles! We seem to forget!!! As for our involvement in other countries, Eins...
by seaheli
Mon May 23, 2011 00:01
Forum: Engine, Powerplant and Exhaust
Topic: Slick mag.
Replies: 5
Views: 1528

Re: Slick mag.

Steve,

Contact Aero Accessories in North Carolina and speak with Kim Claar.

http://www.aeroaccessories.com/mags.html

Charles
by seaheli
Sun May 22, 2011 15:46
Forum: Propeller, Spinner and McDowell Starter
Topic: 11AC Spinner and Nose Bowl Ring
Replies: 124
Views: 37123

Re: 11AC Spinner and Nose Bowl Ring

Receiving positive feedback about the spinners and bulkheads. It has been a slow process with the issues of the bulkhead assembly. Once again I appreciate your patience with me! I want things done correctly and that takes time. Charles Attached picture of new spinner assembly shipped to Australia. h...
by seaheli
Wed May 11, 2011 19:32
Forum: General Discussion and guidelines
Topic: Floods
Replies: 0
Views: 837

Floods

Anyone effected by the floods?

Charles
by seaheli
Wed May 11, 2011 19:28
Forum: Post-War Aeronca Chief airplanes
Topic: Chief Instrument Panel
Replies: 7
Views: 2199

Re: Chief Instrument Panel

Joe,

Found the lower panel also! Thank you for the offer. It is nice to have examples for comparison to the dwg.

Sorry about the slow response, traveling!

Charles
by seaheli
Sat May 07, 2011 11:45
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Why is our country bankrupt
Replies: 81
Views: 19458

Re: Why is our country bankrupt

Don't pay attention to the man behind the curtain!!!

Charles