Extreme Speed Prop Planes Discuss the need for speed with fast prop planes (Screamin Demon, Diamond Dust, Shrikes or any REAL sound breakin'''' plane)

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Old 02-13-2012, 04:33 AM
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Why do some people take a perfectly good, brand new sometimes, engine and drill out the mounting holes, or brutally modify it in other ways??? It really annoys me, especially when I'm looking to buy an engine in the classifieds only to see in the pics that the mounting holes have been brutally modified with a pitch fork!!
Am I just being too picky? Or are there other guys out there like me and hate to see engine abuse like that?
My rant is done now and I feel better.
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Old 02-13-2012, 04:40 AM
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Most people are hackers not used to working with their hands, but it's their engine. Buy new and you won't have that problem.
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Old 02-13-2012, 05:10 AM
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Buy new and you won't have that problem.

Well yeah...obviously.
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Old 02-13-2012, 05:43 AM
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Take a few deep breaths.......everything will be OK. I have to agree, most people nowadays do not know how to take care of their equipment. I tremble whenever I see a TX that is covered in oil and dirt.
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Old 02-13-2012, 10:09 AM
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its called git her done..sadly, i didnt have that size of drill bit or some other nonsense, like grabbing the prop drive with pliers to tighten prop nut...
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You must be talking about the Jett .56 with the HUGE mounting holes!
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Yep, turns out the motor mount he was using was already tapped for a larger screw, jeepers you'd think you would just get a different mount or something, not drill the holes bigger on the engine.[:-]
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Old 02-14-2012, 03:09 AM
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I guess that was his easy way out.

It's gone, so someone thought that hack job was OK!

It is still a honkin engine, even with big holes!!!
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The mounting holes aren't that big of a deal. You could set the engine on it's mount at the correct angle , then sleeve your mounting screws with K&S tubing. Fill the remaining voids with JB Weld and that's that.
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Well RV, I feel your pain even more now. I just got a DLE 55 off another site, it was a smokin deal so I didn't expect it to be perfect. I did not expect to see epoxy all over a mounting lug, plier marks on the prop bolts, smoke pre-heater JB weled onto the header, the canister was drilled and a screw was installed strait through with a nut to keep the coupler on and the canister has scratches on it as if it got epoxy or RTV on it and it was scraped off. All fixable but in the hack catagory.
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Ah man that sucks! One of the risks we take I guess, but some people are just hacks and disgust me.[>:]
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I open every hole up.......in the liner that is, opening up the lug holes doesnt make an engine go fast, its all in the timing -
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I open every hole up.......in the liner that is, opening up the lug holes doesnt make an engine go fast, its all in the timing -
God that statement to this topic had to be a joke right?[:-]


i agree with you Smokyn, and that's why i've said it's sad to see what the "ARF" industry has brought out of the woodwork............."hackers" not modelers, just plain ol backyard mechanic hackers.
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Just about every engine i have owned has been worked over.......ROSSI's are my specialty
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I open every hole up.......in the liner that is, its all in the timing -

That's different, and totally acceptable.
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So long as you can catch the mod before you commit to buy. I bought an 'almost new' ST 45 years ago and the owner had drilled out and retapped the back plate holes for the rubber mount lugs, a real trashy job.
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So long as you can catch the mod before you commit to buy. I bought an 'almost new' ST 45 years ago and the owner had drilled out and retapped the back plate holes for the rubber mount lugs, a real trashy job.
Bummer, and I wonder how many metal chips were
left in the crankcase when he was done with it?[:-]
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I agree with you on this one, I wouldn't want a performance motor from someone that had treated it that way. If they didn't care about the case, did they care about the break in? How did they run it? etc...
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It really disgusted me because when I removed the engine from its mount, he had long gone across country. The engine ran well but the back plate holes and the case holes were so buggered up, just a mess. I will say that in all of the transactions here at RCU I have had not one problem or issue. Really great guys to deal with here. I feel bad reading about the deals some guys get burned on.
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I agree with you on this one, I wouldn't want a performance motor from someone that had treated it that way. If they didn't care about the case, did they care about the break in? How did they run it? etc...
Agree here entirely
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I agree with you on this one, I wouldn't want a performance motor from someone that had treated it that way. If they didn't care about the case, did they care about the break in? How did they run it? etc...

Great point...my feelings exactly!
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Johnathan,
Reaming out the mounting holes peeve's me just like the knuckle draggers that grab the drive washer with a pair of pliers the thread on a prop. Instead of reaming out prop :TD:

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Johnathan,
Reaming out the mounting holes peeve's me just like the knuckle draggers that grab the drive washer with a pair of pliers the thread on a prop. Instead of reaming out prop :TD:

Dave
No kidding Dave, I've seen a lot of engines that have a badly scared up drive washer, I just cringe.[:@]
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