Maintenance Matters

August 2019 Issue

Spinner Upkeep: More Than Aesthetics

Propeller spinners take the brunt of vibration and can be difficult to repair. There are limited but good aftermarket replacement options.

About the only time we pay much attention to propeller spinners is when cleaning the bugs off, and hopefully at the annual inspection. Truth is, spinners are one of the most overlooked parts on the airplane because they're generally trouble-free. It's an accessory that is always there (although they can depart the airplane), subtly adding to the look of your aircraft and frankly, as something pointy out front where it pierces the air and helps the plane get the most speed, engine cooling and power.

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