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Mar 06, 2008
, 12:24 AM
Fly me to the moon...
Joined Jun 2005
New motor mount method
Thought I'd share how Paul and I have been mounting the motor plate.
Hope ya wingalings find it useful.
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Draw a line down the thustline, The absolute tip to the middle of the trailing edge. It will often hit through the spar. Since I am not using the spar slot on this one thats ok, other wise you'll need to make a line parallel to this that clears the s
make a slice with a fresh razor along this line. Only where the mount goes of course. Go slow using a sawing motion. Keep a close eye on the trailing edge to be sure it stay square and centered.
Again assure its square to the root.
Slice only where the mount goes. I used a needle as a stop so the blade can go no further. Note the nice even split along the TE, this is the important spot to watch as you cut.
Join cores as usual.
Slice on the line and remove the block of foam being sure not to cut to deep.
Goop in the mount plate.
Goop the block of foam back in and weigh down in beds. Sand the block till its flush with the airfoil.