ORIGINAL: David Bathe
I really love what you do MTK... apart from leading the gasser charge, you're really cutting the edge here.
Most of us have a problem sticking a gass engine into a molded CF F3A plane and here you are adding one to a balsa stick ePlane... with a dodgy cowl!
Thank you David!
Some folks had argued against the move last year, however when I looked at Archie Stafford's electric Vanquisha coupleyears agoI saw a strong balsa and plyframe that was very similar to my EF Extra 78". ThatExtra was my test bed for a DLE55 on pipe so I felt the VQ frame was strong enough for a much less powerful engine such as a 30cc class. Besides, I've been building airplanes for 44 years...I think my judgement and engineering are sound
Unless they did something goofy with the wing build, I seriously doubt I'll have much problem.
Current gas engines in this size range have turned out to be much better than I had thought. Manufacturers have figured out what makes these smaller gassies powerful and forgiving at the same time. The OS33GT is a prime example
Soft mounting is a must of course to get vibes and sound under control. If anyone wants to tackle gasification, I strongly suggest that one should learn how to build the soft mount first. The problem is that no two engines have the same mounting footprint; every mount is custom made to fit each engine. That's not a pita, for me it's part of the fun. But having to fork over a couple hundred dollars to Hyde foreach custom mount I've made would have taken the fun out of it