Originally Posted by cneuhauser
My question is...
Is the motor supposed to be angled down and slightly to the left of center?
For this and most all WWII fighters, the motors are set up with some down thrust and right thrust (as viewed from behind). This a a technique that offsets the tendency to pull to the left under high power settings, especially at take-off where that reaction can result in damage to the model if the pilot doesn't give adequate corrections to keep the model's take-off straight and it wrecks.
It also helps offset the tendency to climb more than desired when a high power setting is given in flight.