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Old Feb 01, 2010, 11:14 PM
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Falcon 120 Motor Mount

The Falcon 120 has become a popular conversion for EDF and Turbine. I have allot of flight on my EDF conversion.

But at AEF a friend ask if I could repair his fuselage on his Falcon
His have a turbine mounted on it and when he landed OOPS! It broke off right at the joint.

There is a long thread on RCU about all of the modifications that have been done.

The only mods I have done on mine are the reinforcing the landing gear mounts, and now the motor mount.
The motor mount is only held on by two 1/8 plywood light ply, and then glassed over.

I plan on drilling two 5/16 holes thru the mount and into the bulkhead. Then use resin and cabosil to glue the whole mess to together.
This is a great aircraft and fly’s even better than it looks. So do not be discouraged and do the upgrades.

Hope this helps.

Clay
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Old Feb 02, 2010, 12:17 AM
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yikes that does need a bit of work .i might add some c/f 1/4" tubes or solid rod in there.
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Old Feb 02, 2010, 12:41 AM
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after looking at this some simple c/f .100" thick sheet just epoxied to the side might just do it too(doubler)...simple and would'nt look to bad ... the side mount plates could be moved out so that they are flush with the added doublers . the side mount paltes need to be widened any way due to the width of the naxcelle.
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