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May 09, 2017, 09:04 AM
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May 15, 2017, 08:34 AM
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A little 182 style floatin this morning.
Wow that water looks really stunning!
May 18, 2017, 03:56 AM
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Hi all,

I just got one of these and spent the afternoon assembling it. Looks great and can't wait to fly it.

But, I've attached a pic, it looks to me like the engine mount may be bent. The cowl is sitting on snug in position and the engine is clearly off center. Just wondering if I should take the mount off and try to straighten it or is it not that critical and I'll be able to trim it out?

I'm new to this and having visions of flying endless left turn circles. haha

thanks

Mark
May 18, 2017, 04:16 AM
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Hi all,

I just got one of these and spent the afternoon assembling it. Looks great and can't wait to fly it.

But, I've attached a pic, it looks to me like the engine mount may be bent. The cowl is sitting on snug in position and the engine is clearly off center. Just wondering if I should take the mount off and try to straighten it or is it not that critical and I'll be able to trim it out?

I'm new to this and having visions of flying endless left turn circles. haha

thanks

Mark
It looks like the motor mount may have been installed upside down at the factory. Try taking it off and flipping it. Thrust angle should be to the right to compensate for torque.
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May 18, 2017, 04:58 AM
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It looks like the motor mount may have been installed upside down at the factory. Try taking it off and flipping it. Thrust angle should be to the right to compensate for torque.
Hi, thanks for the suggestion. I had a look at that and the mount holes are drilled in such a way that it can only be attached one way.

cheers

Mark
May 18, 2017, 05:04 AM
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I would just install some tiny washers behind the motor mounts to re-direct the mount the way I want it. I highly doubt that it is bent...more like made wrong.
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May 18, 2017, 03:40 PM
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or check the plastic firewall to see if it's damaged in shipping.
May 18, 2017, 04:13 PM
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Maybe I'm just over analyzing. There's no apparent damage. Time will tell.

thanks

Mark
May 18, 2017, 11:13 PM
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That prop shaft SHOULD be off center, BUT, to the other side, for Right Thrust. You had best correct it.
Take the cowl off. Look straight down at the mount and motor. It should be pointed a few degrees to the right from the firewall.
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