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Old 03-23-2003, 02:50 AM
Ernie Misner
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Default Engine Mount Thrust Plates

Hi Steve,

How's the balance after the repair work??? If you do determine that the back of the wing needs to be jacked up, there is a slick way of getting a new fit. Put handiwrap on the bottom of the wing, and make yourself a new wing saddle with an epoxy/microballons mixture. When dry it will pop right off and the epoxy overhang will sand right off.

If you decide to try shimming the engine with downthrust, Ernst makes slick little wedges for thrust changes. They have 'em at the hobby shops. They go between the mount and the firewall. Much better than washers!