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Walter Pearson07/08/2010 11:04:25
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I am not an experienced plan builder and though I have been able to follow the recent plan in the magazine so far it shows no detail of engine mounting, fueling access, plug access ect. HELP please
Peter Miller14/08/2010 08:53:11
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The engine is mounted on a Radio Active long mount which is bolted to the box with 3 mm capheads going into blind nuts in the rear face of the front of the box.
 
Access to the plug is through a hole in the side of the cowling. You might need a long plug clip, I use one.
 
The fuel filler comes out of the left hand air intake. I glue a short stub of 1/8" dowel ino the intake and push the filler tube ont that to seal it after filling.
 
Sorry I didn't spot this thread for a few days.
Walter Pearson14/08/2010 13:59:50
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Thanks Peter for your help. From what you say the engine is mounted on its side. The fueling idea is new to me, great,
W.P.
Peter Miller14/08/2010 20:31:53
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yes, that is the only way to hide the engine.
 
I have been usung that idea for cowled engines for a few years now

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