Dick Hartzler's Spun Aluminum Cowlings

Suitable for replica Fokker, Sopwith, Thomas Morse, Avro, Nieuport, Caudron, Curtiss and many other WWI, post WWI and Classic Age aircraft that used Radial or Rotary engines.. 

If you're looking for a cowling for a replica fighter that used a rotary or radial engine, you might want to check out Dick Hartzler's redesigned LARGER DIAMETER cowlings he's just finished tooling up. 

Marvin Story liked it so much he's replacing the cowling on his Siemens-Schukert with it. With its new larger 34" diameter, it's big enough for some of the larger Continental and Lycoming engines to rattle around in. Two different "curves" are available; 4" and 8". The "flatter" (4") for Fokker, Caudron and early Nieuport types and the more curved (8") for later Sopwith, Curtiss and Nieuport types. 

You get the FULL round nose bowl. You'll need to do some sanding to take out the spun markings and add your own side panels. the price of the 4" radius bowl is $80 plus shipping and the 8" radius bowl is $100 plus shipping.

Here's some thumbnails of the one Marvin's working on. It's got the larger 8" radius curve. The metal mics out at .035.

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Dick Hartzler can be contacted by email at: Dick Hartzler

Dick also has a number of other sizes in his cowlings:
30" diam., 4" radius, 5" deep $70
34" diam., 4" radius, 5 1/2 " deep $80
34" diam. 8" radius, 10" deep $100
38 1/2" diam, 8" radius, 10" deep $120
42" diam. 8" radius, 10" deep $150