Have you dinged a spinner and wondered: "Now
how the heck am I going to get that fixed?"
Well wonder no more, here is an experience
documented by Beechcraft Maven "Old Bob"
that turned out great with the source he
found. Here's his story and the results he got with
The dent was caused when I ran a glider trailer into it. Since the
airplane will be out of service for a while due to the rework for
the Auracle and IFD 540 install, I took the
opportunity to get the spinner repaired.
I considered taking it to a local shop. No doubt it would have been cheaper,
but since it is in such an important spot, I wanted it looked at by someone who
does a whole lot of spinners and who holds a certified repair station
certificate. Really did not want an uncertified repair. Just did not feel
competent to evaluate the work myself as I would have had to do if a non
certified shop did the job.
It is the same as I feel about my Stearman. I am legal to do the work and I
am getting to know it better, but since I have a very knowledgeable Stearman
facility less than an hour away, I take it to them for my annuals. As long as
the expertise IS available, I try to take advantage of it when I can.
Sent it to ASEI in Atlanta. I sent them
some photos of the dent and they estimated the repair would be around $325. I
sent it on. Just received it back and it looks perfect. I can find no evidence
of where the scratches and dents were located. Very happy with their work and
the price was a lot below the estimate.
I paid two hundred bucks plus shipping. The
good guys are at:
ASEI (Aero Support Engineering International)
4975 Clark Howell Highway Unit 2G
College Park, GA 30349
PH: 404 559-1946
Here are the before repair pictures
Here are the after repair pictures:
Thanks for the contribution and the pictures