|Andrew Moore 7||27/07/2018 10:17:04|
|57 forum posts|
General but basic question (new to hobby):-
I'm about to put a different IC engine in one of my models (OS 46 to OS 55).
Do I have to worry about thrust angles ? I suppose what my question is really is are there some sort of down/right built into most models (Firewall ?) or all engine mounts ? I will be using a new radial engine mount as the OS 55 wont fit my existing mount.
When I look at existing motor/mount it looks fairly straight with little or no down & right thrust already there.
Do I need to be concerned ?
|Kim Taylor||27/07/2018 10:31:55|
|255 forum posts|
I'd say if it flew ok as it was, then don't worry, just fit the new engine exactly as the old one came out.
Can always be adjusted at a later date, if necessary.
Just my opinion, mind - others mileages may vary!!!!!!!!!!
|Jon - Laser Engines||27/07/2018 10:35:36|
|4650 forum posts|
most artf models have it all built in for you. Kits/plans tend to have the angle noted and expect you to build it in.
In your case with only a small power upgrade i would just leave it alone
|J D 8||27/07/2018 10:37:29|
1160 forum posts
Easy enough to adjust radial mount if needed with washers between mount and bulkhead.
As Kim says though if it was good before leave it alone.
|Nigel R||27/07/2018 10:49:22|
2837 forum posts
The mount itself will (should!) have no offset or angle.
As said, leave existing setup as is, it will be ok.
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