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Old 05-15-2009, 02:20 PM
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I was flying my newly built EF Yak 54 when at about 600’ my motor shut off. Check out the pictures below to find out why!!

Made for a very interesting landing, but yes she lives on!!!!!!!!

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Old 05-15-2009, 03:43 PM
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Close one!!
Old 05-15-2009, 04:00 PM
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You should go buy a lottery ticket.

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yeah you got lucky there, one or two small cables saved you from a possibly ruined motor, and a bunch of tail damage when the plane landed tail first. I can tell you from past experiences though it is interesting watching the show when you lose 5-6 pounds off the front of an airplane from a high altitude....Once I saw a giant g-shark blow the motor off, it looked like a lunar module seperating from a rocket, then the big ole tail heavy fuse and wing did a weird slow speed slide/harrier down to the ground almost level,only thing the plane broke was the elevators when it hit, and it probably weighed 12 pounds without the motor... I think the motor crank was severly bent, i mean when you drop a gas motor from about 200 feet and it bounces about 5 feet high...there tends to be damage !
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Anyone got a good suggestion for a good strong motor mount? I'm using the Brillelli 46cc gas engine.

Old 05-15-2009, 11:03 PM
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DA or DL standoffs (for 50cc).
Old 05-16-2009, 01:10 AM
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DA or DL standoffs (for 50cc).
Uhh, dude, this engine is beam mounted, standoffs don't work
Old 05-16-2009, 04:34 AM
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DA or DL standoffs (for 50cc).
Uhh, dude, this engine is beam mounted, standoffs don't work
It should when the engine is replaced :-)

On a serious note, I guess you need to customer order a very strong beam mount.
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This nearly happened to me. I dead sticked and landed to find only one engine mount bolt still there. Very strange.
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have used these on my poulan 46cc...had good luck with them. ou have to file a small part of the beam for motor case clearence and drill the motor mount holes...







http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXD631&P=7

think some of the other dubro mounts have longer beams on them, but this one works good if you don't need to slide the motor out..

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Just curious. What kind of beam mount was it?
Old 05-16-2009, 10:21 AM
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Wow, never would have thought that duo bro mount would have been strong enough. how long have you been flying with them?

Old 05-16-2009, 05:52 PM
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I have had them on some planes a couple years. If everything is balanced out they haven't given me any any problems. I broke one on a dead stick when I had to do an emergency landing next to the levy at our field, unfortunately my depth perception at 200 foot put me RIGHT IN THE DITCH ! rats!  The other one I broke was a scary accident when a blade thru off a motor we were setting. We were being as careful as possible and a tiny screw driver was dropped and bounced thru the prop arc.. that made the entire plane buck like a freaking mule and broke the mounts.





I get so worried watching people in front of motors. My friend and I keep telling people to point them out ,take all precautions. We always try too ourselves, but we had a close call that day... There is definately a reason to be over cautious, because it takes so little of a mistake for things to go horribly wrong.  I get shivers everytime I think about that incident...

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That's disconcerting. I have the same engine and I've been unsure about which mount to use. I definitely wont be using the one you did!
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if you come across a good strong mount, let me know. I'm gonna be checking out the dubro mount when I can get to my LHS, but haven't decided yet

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Try Brillellicustoms.
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Try Brillellicustoms.

That just happens to be where I got the first mount. I like there mount, was hopping to order another set from them but request something a little bit wider, but I don't see an e-mail address to ask if they have any.

Do you know anyone else that might make gas motor mounts?

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