(16) Engine Mount ( Mike)

(16) Engine Mount ( Mike)

Postby planecrazzzy » Thu Sep 16, 2010 10:57 am

Hey Guys,
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For a Stock Mount.... Watch Earl's video... it should help...
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http://www.eaavideo.org/video.aspx?v=16346696001
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When I bought my engine , it came with the mount.

The dynafocal mount was on a stock Cessna 152 ...

So I set-up "the Board".... The same one that has been used to mount the Bushings on the Fuselage...

Then used to match those holes for the Landing gear mount....

I mounted the landing gear back on the board.... My lines and Datum have already been drawn...
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Since this isn't a fresh start.... I simply positioned the mount where it goes...

I'm center on the Datum , and I've measured the distance I need from the board...

My Oil Filter will have 1/8" clearance ( UNSCREWED) from the Firewall....

The 0-235 is a heavier engine than the stock 0-200 per print... So closer is better...
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After Height and position have been figured out.... I secured it in place with some all thread and a 2X4

This held it SOLID while I fit some tubes...

I'm mounting it like Jim Clement does on his Tailwinds. It looks like a Strong Mount.

Note the curve I put in the lower tubes to get surface to surface welds....

DON'T DO THAT...... Well, don't do it like I did....

You'll need to put that bend in it.... But cut the tube at the bend... The surface can be welded...

and there is no bend in the tube....
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Gotta Fly...
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Dynafocal Engine Mount 006.jpg
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Re: Engine Mount ( Mike's)

Postby planecrazzzy » Thu Sep 16, 2010 11:05 am

Hey Guys,
I've got 3/4" tubes as the Main Structure , Then 5/8" tubes... These are a heavier wall , at least .049

All I had in 5/8" was .058 , so I used it...

After everything was tacked up good , I cut away the old mount.
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Gotta Fly...
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Dynafocal Engine Mount 013.jpg
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Re: Engine Mount ( Mike's)

Postby planecrazzzy » Thu Sep 16, 2010 11:11 am

Hey Guys,
Time to check "fit-up" , also I need to check clearance for a couple of tubes...

I put the mount on , and cut my other tubes and marked the location...

Then I had to clean up the area before tacking them in place... ( Back on the Board )
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Dynafocal Engine Mount 017.jpg
Dynafocal Engine Mount 018.jpg
Dynafocal Engine Mount 019.jpg
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Re: Engine Mount ( Mike's)

Postby planecrazzzy » Thu Sep 16, 2010 11:20 am

Hey Guys,
Everything is tacked , and looking good...

At this point , I mounted it on the Fuselage , and welded everything I could...

That would hold it better than bolting it to the board...

Another "note" , It's always good to know which way to "Favor" something....

Yes build it the best you can... But if it doesn't end up PERFECT...

Favor it pointing to the RIGHT....
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Hope this helps...
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. Gotta Fly...
Mike & "Jaz" the Flying Dog
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Re: Engine Mount ( Mike's)

Postby planecrazzzy » Thu Sep 16, 2010 11:34 am

Here's a Milestone.... Engine on Plane.... First time
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Re: Engine Mount ( Mike's)

Postby planecrazzzy » Fri Dec 31, 2010 9:48 pm

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