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Old 11-06-2002, 03:37 AM
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I need to know the throws for all the control surfaces for the lanier predator, and how the heck do you mount the engine, I bought it, no book and need help bad.!!!!!!!!!!
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http://www.lanierrc.com/lrcprivate/L...tor500arf.html


check out this link. scroll to the bottom, it gives you the suggested throws on it. Now as for the engine mounting I have no clue.
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thanks,i need the throws bad, want to fly it bad as well , I think I have a idea for a mount, but still looking for ideas.
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....the Predator uses a side mount engine position,
with the applicable engine mount bolted directly to
the fire-wall ( no cowling ).

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i have the engine--was told its sidemounted but got no mount, im going to make one in Ag at school tommaorw, or try to. I knew that i had no cowl, no room for one , I think there is no need for one on this plane, thanks for the info.
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Here are the throws I ended up with on my predator with an O.S. .46fx.

Ailerons and Elevators

Low Rate 1/4" up and down
High Rate 3/8" up and down

I take off and fly on low rates, and only use high rates to land.

You may want to go with slightly more aileron throw for the test flight. Some of the wings aren't exactly straight and you may need the added throw to keep it level.

As to a motor mount, you can get backplate mounts from a variety of sources. For sportflying a Hayes mount works fine, just mount the engine as close to the firewall as possible.
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thanks, i plan on making a back plate at school. if it dosnt work, im going to buy one. thanks for the throws.
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The Dave Brown 4650 mount works best on the Predator,I currently have two Predators and have had three others(R.I.P.)
Let me know if you want a pic of the engine mounted.
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Mike, sure, Id like a pic of the mount , send it my way when you get a chance. thanks.
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The reason I suggest the Hayes mount is because the bolt pattern is the same as the Nelson Back Plate.

The Dave Brown mount holes do not match the Nelson back plate.

If you think you may want to put a nelson, or jett on the plane, consider the Hayes mount.
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it currently has the holes drilled, as far as i can tell , he monted it to a back plate then to the firewall, so i got to make one, i think,i need to look at those mounts.
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flew my predator last weekend and didnt have enough throw---landed--ripped the gear out and broke the tail---fixed it--and got 7-8 flights on it this weekend---as soon as i start the engine up---i look at the end of the runway and there is a line of planes coming into land. i dont get it--im just going a little faster then them---just a little?.?.?.
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I have many flights on my predator now. I hand launch it and leave the gear off. flies great. i have had a few bo bos on it, but i fix it and go back up---she flies great.
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