It's time to fit the cowl.
When I purchased a prop a couple of years ago, it came with a fancy custom purple spinner. This prop used to be on Robbie Attaway's RV6, according to the logbook, and I seem to remember pics of it on his site before he changed to the Whirlwind on there currently. I could be wrong, it may have been on another metallic purple airplane of his not pictured.
Here it is in the crate when it arrived:
The issue is this: Since it's a custom spinner, it's got a custom spinner bulkhead, shown here:
This pic shows the standoffs behind the hub, which, including the plate, measure 2 1/4", which is the measurement called out by the Van's docs.
So the question is, how do I set up the proper spacers and plate to simulate the prop?
Do I just suck it up and hang the prop, using it to fit the cowl instead of a mockup?
Will fitting the cowl to this prop/spinner forever doom the aircraft to using this custom spinner configuration?
I like the spinner (however, it will be repainted), and I'd like to save some money and time if possible by using it.