Thread Tools
This thread is privately moderated by VicT, who may elect to delete unwanted replies.
Sep 16, 2019, 03:50 PM
Registered User
Thread OP
Mini-HowTo

EC 1500 Clamshell cowl mod


The cowl uses 3 screws to secure it to the nacelle. Once those are removed you still have to remove the spinner bolt, adapter nut, prop, and backplate. If you can’t remove the prop because of a jammed nut or stripped collet threads then cutting the cowl away is one way. Here is a cowl that uses red (or white) electrical tape to hide the cut line. The top tape can stay in place and act as a hinge. The remaining cut lines can be hidden or left visible as the 3 screws will secure the cowl to the nacelle.

I made up a tool to keep the the motor from turning while tightening the prop adapter nut. If you can’t keep the motor from spinning by gripping the spinner backplate you must grip the motor. Removing the cowl with this clamshell mod will allow you to do this and screw it back in place. If you have a prop strike and suspect a loose motor mount this mod allows you to inspect the motor area quicker because the prop will not have to be removed.

The top hinge can be made from any kind of tape. I have been using a Tyvek paper hinges on flaps and other flight controls and CA works excellent on plastic if it’s sanded first. However clear or electrical tape can be used.
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts


Quick Reply
Message:
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New Product The NEW E-flite EC-1500...The Uniquely Capable and Versatile Twin! Jason M Electric Plane Talk 888 Today 03:27 PM
Article EC-1500 Twin 1.5m BNF Basic with AS3X and SAFE Select (EFL5750) Jim T. Graham Electric Plane Talk 65 Sep 12, 2019 02:38 PM
Video upcoming EC-1500 1.5m (sneak peak) Alex Khan Electric Plane Talk 2 Aug 12, 2019 01:32 PM
New Product EC-1500 Twin 1.5m BNF Basic with AS3X and SAFE Select Bajora Electric Warbirds 31 Aug 09, 2019 08:01 AM