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Old Sep 30, 2012, 10:45 AM
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Ok, let me give you a step by step on how I did it:

1) Glue the floor kit etc as per instructions.

2) Put the x mount on the oversized motor mount provided in the kit. Mark the 4 outer holes (where the x-mount is mounted to the firewall) with a pen. Use a drill bit in a dremel that is a bit smaller then the mounting screws that came with the engine. Since you have little space to work with have a bit of angle (towards the middle angle) on the mounting screws.

I used the stock x-mount (that was way too big for the kit), I had to cut the ends and make new mounting holes on 2 sides, but I had to have those 2 screws at an angle or I would not be able to screw them in without the screwdriver hitting the engine.

Hint: Just cut off the end of the fuselage (where the 4 "cylinders" are showing in the fuselage). It will make it a lot easier to work with.

I did the mistake of mounting the engine mount on the firedeck before installing it into the rest of the kit. By doing this the firedeck didn't go all the way back like it was suppose to, so there is a 0.5" space between the firedeck and the snap key. But used a lot of epoxy so it sits just fine.

Also the angle is good to have and you need more. You need at least one more spacer on the top of the engine or the plane will go strait up when you give full throttle If you have any more questions let me know.
Thanks so much for the detailed reply. Sorry for being think - but how do I attach the oversized mounting plate to the actual motor-mount that's glued to the firewall? Is it glued on, screwed on, or something else?

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Old Sep 30, 2012, 10:53 AM
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I added lights to mine. I no longer have to wait for sunrise.
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Old Sep 30, 2012, 01:42 PM
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Thanks so much for the detailed reply. Sorry for being think - but how do I attach the oversized mounting plate to the actual motor-mount that's glued to the firewall? Is it glued on, screwed on, or something else?
No worries. That's just attached by epoxy. Smear it on both sides
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Old Sep 30, 2012, 01:52 PM
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Here are some pics:

This is what happens if you mount the motor mount to the firedeck before puttig it in place:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/52848384/IMAG0605.jpg

So be sure to glue the firedeck first, then mount the pieces (for the regular motor mount), one by one (total of 4), then the extra large motor mount after that.

Engine view left side:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/52848384/IMAG0603.jpg

Engine view right side:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/52848384/IMAG0604.jpg

As you can see the mount is rotated left at a 45 degree angle. I did this so I could use the stock mounting holes on 2 sides.

The other 2 sides I had to cut (with a dremel) and make new mounting holes and screw the screws in at an angle. As you can see you can't hit the screws with a screwdriver if they are mounted strait ahead.

Sorry about the tape on the engine cover. It could probably be nice if I spent more time on it, but I don't really care how it looks so haven't done that So I'm just going to change out the black tape with yellow electric tape. Good enough
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Old Sep 30, 2012, 01:58 PM
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Here are some pics:

This is what happens if you mount the motor mount to the firedeck before puttig it in place:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/52848384/IMAG0605.jpg

So be sure to glue the firedeck first, then mount the pieces (for the regular motor mount), one by one (total of 4), then the extra large motor mount after that.

Engine view left side:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/52848384/IMAG0603.jpg

Engine view right side:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/52848384/IMAG0604.jpg

As you can see the mount is rotated left at a 45 degree angle. I did this so I could use the stock mounting holes on 2 sides.

The other 2 sides I had to cut (with a dremel) and make new mounting holes and screw the screws in at an angle. As you can see you can't hit the screws with a screwdriver if they are mounted strait ahead.

Sorry about the tape on the engine cover. It could probably be nice if I spent more time on it, but I don't really care how it looks so haven't done that So I'm just going to change out the black tape with yellow electric tape. Good enough
Perfect - thanks! I'll break out the dremel and have at it!
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Old Oct 01, 2012, 08:49 AM
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My club had a picnic and funcub fly in yesterday. I had a blast!
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Old Oct 01, 2012, 09:05 AM
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ran out of 3s 2200mah packs at the lake this past weekend so i threw a 4s 2200mah pack in the funcub...a little over 800watts @ 56amps on a 860kv motor turning a 13x6.5 prop gets the funcub moving quite fast. I am going to have to do that more often
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Old Oct 01, 2012, 10:11 AM
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Will the larger wheels that come stock on a Fun Cub fit on the landing gear on an Easy Cub?
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Old Oct 01, 2012, 10:35 AM
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My club had a picnic and funcub fly in yesterday. I had a blast!
Thats awesome! any other pics? Did you guys do any type contests/games with them?
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Old Oct 01, 2012, 11:44 AM
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I know others took pics, that's the only one I took.

We chased a combat plane trying to cut it's streamer. Also had all the funcubs take off at the same time which was fun!

It was a bit windy out which limited some of the stuff we could do.
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Old Oct 01, 2012, 12:13 PM
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That looks like an awesome place to fly from I am jealous. Where are you from if I might ask.
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Old Oct 01, 2012, 12:49 PM
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Will the larger wheels that come stock on a Fun Cub fit on the landing gear on an Easy Cub?
direct swap no problem there!
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Old Oct 01, 2012, 02:20 PM
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Old Oct 01, 2012, 06:18 PM
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No, I think it's the Fun Cub motor package from Multiplex that includes an aluminum motor mount. Or that hop up mount may have been included specifically for a person doing a review.
I just bought a Fun Cup kit and it does come with the aluminium motormount as standard.
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Old Oct 01, 2012, 07:00 PM
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I just bought a Fun Cup kit and it does come with the aluminium motormount as standard.
I bought my FunCub from Tower Hobbies in July and it had the plastic motor mount. Fortunately I also ordered the Hitec motor mount for US$9.99. No sign of vibration with 910 kv motor and 13x6 prop.
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