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Old 01-16-2003, 05:04 AM
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Im getting ready to teach a friend of mine how to fly, he had bought a nice Kadet 40 size trainer , well the firewall seems to be angled down towards the ground, so the engine mount and engine are really pointing downwards. Almost to much, but it looks like thats the way the kit was made.. anyone know why this is? And will it effect the plane in flight at all? It has been flown before as he bought it at an auction. Ive always heard you need to mount the engine a liitle to the left side to compensate for the prop effect, but tilted down? let me know... -Chuck
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Old 01-16-2003, 05:30 AM
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Since the wing sits above the thrust line. the down thrust keeps the plane from pointing nose up with the adition of power.
Think about a powered parachute, they go up by adding power. The engine swings up in front of the chute. take off the power and the engine drags behind, allowing for decending. Same basic theroy, At least I think. Thats just my $.01 worth
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Old 01-16-2003, 03:12 PM
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That's part of it. It's also because the wing generates so much lift that adding power would result in the plane climing like a homesick angel. The down thrust helps keep it from doing that.
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Old 01-16-2003, 03:49 PM
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The down angle and RIGHT thrust is built into the kit.
Perfectly normal.
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Old 01-16-2003, 04:43 PM
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Thanks for the answers guys!! Man, you can learn alot on this website, Quickly!! Thanks Again !! - Chuck
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If you dont learn anything from this site, well then you just ain't reading enough posts.
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Old 01-16-2003, 08:20 PM
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Hey Chuck do you fly at AMPS? My father-in-law lives in Glendale just down the road. I've been to the field a few times and have tried to talk him into RC, he would be a natural.
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Old 01-16-2003, 08:45 PM
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I sometimes fly at AMPS, but I still dont have a membership over there yet, I really need to do that, but I fly mostly out at happy valley and the freeway , theres a big desert there.. , I fly on saturdays as theres almost no one there , but its packed on Sunday. - chuck

Yea, Im always teaching someone to fly, Im teaching someone this weekend out there..
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Hmmmmmm, may have to pack a plane next time I visit. My father-in-law lives at 59th & Beardsley.
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Old 01-16-2003, 09:36 PM
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He lives very close, I live at 35th ave and beardsley.
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I should hook you up with him. He told me a guy just moved in across the street from him with a trailer full of planes.
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