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Old 05-26-2011, 05:22 PM
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Default Portable engine test stand

I live in an apartment, so I don't have anywhere good to bolt down a test stand for breaking in engines. For the past few years I have been breaking in engines on the airframe at the field before the first flights.

This is less than ideal for several reasons, and for some time I've been trying to come up with a way to have both portability and a proper test stand. I think I finally came up with a winning solution.

I used a collapsible steel saw horse I picked up from Lowes for $24 and 8' of 1x4 white wood. The legs fold up into the length of the saw horse, which makes for easy portability. The wooden base is held to the horse with six screws, and overhangs the rear by 2", to accommodate a pair of hooks which can be used to hang bags of sand in the case that you are running an exceptionally strong engine.

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Default RE: Portable engine test stand

Oh, and I wanted to show off my new Jett BSE .56LX FIRE! When I spoke with Dub about it before it shipped, he called it "the animal engine."
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Old 05-26-2011, 05:50 PM
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LD,Are you gonna finally bring something up for the rally?
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Very nice engine, like the looks of the black head on billet.
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LD,Are you gonna finally bring something up for the rally?
I would love to, but I don't think I have anything worthy of a speed event. The only planes I have at the moment that are even close to fast (and I wouldn't call them "extreme" by any measure) are an Outlaw with an OS .32SX and a BTE Vortex with a .91FX. Those are hardly true speed designs. Both were designed with something else in mind and being moderately quick is only a byproduct of the delta wing platform.

I have just begun work on the airframe that this Jett will pull, and I doubt it will fly before late July or August at the earliest.
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Very nice engine, like the looks of the black head on billet.
Thanks, I like it too. I didn't know it would come that way, and didn't request anything special. I wonder if it denotes anything significant?
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