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Old 01-01-2018, 09:23 AM
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I have a old glow trainer not sure what company or how old, got it at a garage sale with my carl Goldberg cub, the engines shot on the trainer and I want to learn how to fly. I removed the old motor and cleaned up the firewall because it had a 1cm layer of glue, could I just mouth the engine to the fire wall with out those extensions, I will send a pic of the plane. Usally those trainers have like side plate things on the side of the motor buy mine doesn't have that
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How about now? I'm on my phone I just copied and pasted it so let me know if I'm doing it wrong
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No luck. Dan.
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Would I have to post the photo with my computer?
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This isn't my plane but it looks something like this, where the engine mounts are normal but on my plane those side things that go past the engine mount that covers up the sides of the engine, I don't have those, so could I just mount an electric motor without extensions?
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You can cut the beam mounts flush to the firewall and mount the electric motor to it or use the extensions. This assumes that the firewall wall can support it. You may have to reinforce it. If that is a constant chord wing put the CG 30% of the wing chord behind the leading edge of the wing. An image of the model engine compartment of the model you have would certainly help. Dan.
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Ok thank you, does anyone have any recommendations for motors that are not too pricey?
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And an esc?
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https://www.pinterest.ca/jakeysbuilds/rc-airplane/

these are some pictures'
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It looks like that firewall was designed to support a glow plug engine with a radial mount. This is sufficient to use with an equivalent electric motor since there is practically no vibration associated with them. Just make sure that the glue joints to the fuselage are still good .after all these years. In fact inspect all the joints you can. They usually deteriorate with age. Dan.
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thank you, dan will do
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im prob gonna end up using this
https://www.ebay.ca/itm/253223960762

it can swing an 11 5.5 prop so its like 1-inch longer then the prop on the glow engine
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