Originally Posted by lammbn
Put 5 flights up on the 58 today because it had been neglected since the 74 showed up and the 48 is easier to grab for flying next to my house. I have a total of 10 flights on it now and its pretty much dialed in. I would like a little more elevator authority but thats about it. This plane is a great machine and has got me itching to put my 57 back together. After flying nothing but the 71 and 74 the last few times out the 58 seems really fast. I think its mostly a size illusion but was definitely noticeable. It is nice to be able to put the wings on at home and throw it in the back of my truck for the 1/4 mile ride to the empty culdesac. Wish i could do that with the 7x planes. All in all i am getting comfy with this plane and its going to start seeing a lot more abuse here soon.
Great report, Brady! Can't wait to get mine done! I have to redo my motor spacers...the ones I put on last night are about 1/4" too long, so I have to unmount the motor and trim them (they are nylon spacers). I also ran into another interesting problem; I was going to use #8 bolts, but I can't get the head of the bolt onto the x mount...the hole is just a bit too close to the motor casing when it is all lined up...so I had to switch to #6 bolts. I don't know if the attached image really shows the issue or not...also not sure what others have done in this position. Once I get the nylon spacers trimmed, I will have the motor mounted as far forward as the cowl allows.
(this pic shows wood spacers, which I have subsequently removed because they were not long enough.)