What are RC Spinners?
RC spinners are hubcaps or covers for wheels and motors that are placed on planes, helicopters and cars even. More often than not, RC spinners are used to cover propellers in RC airplanes and are available in all shapes and sizes to suit all sorts of models. At the end of the day, when you are building your own RC plane or helicopter, there is no reason why you should leave out small details like the RC spinners on your model, which not only act as a protective cover but also enhance your model's appeal.
RC spinners are manufactured by a number of companies across the world and almost all of them are known to produce all sizes, from 1.5" to 6.5", RC spinners that fit easily into any RC model. When out shopping for an RC spinner, you need to know a few things such as the size that will fit into your plane, the weight that you are looking at and even the material of which it needs to be.
While an RC spinner that's too large or too small may not fit into your model, more often than not you might make the mistake of choosing the wrong material or weight. While most of these RC spinners are extremely light, there are still minute weight variations that can, if not chosen correctly, hamper your model's flight.
When you have found the right RC spinner, you need to start thinking about the next step, putting it on in place. While you might need some level of expertise with tools and models when doing this, there are always clear instructions, available with the models you buy, that explain in great detail as to how these RC spinners need to be installed.
Almost all RC spinners come with their own brushings, bolts and, sometimes, even small wrenches that can be used to put them into place. You can buy a solid RC spinner where you will need to do the drilling and cutting to size, to fit the propeller. However, you need not worry because there are always ready-to-use RC spinners that can simply be fitted and are ready to use.
These RC spinner models are normally factory-drilled and sized for particular models. Manufacturers normally offer these products for their own models as the size and specs are already known to them.
RC spinners not only add to the beauty of your model but are equally useful as protection for your precious propellers. They really come in handy during rough landings and their aluminum casings are extremely strong and protective to the more delicate propeller.
When looking for an RC spinner for your model, it is always advisable to follow the specs that the manufacturer has provided in the instruction manual. Once you have the right RC spinner, you can complete the finishing touches on your beautiful RC model.