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Old 03-22-2008, 05:47 PM
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Hello,

I am wondering what is the best way to go about building a engine test/break-in stand. Can anyone post up some pictures or plans on how to build one???

Thanks

Jason
Old 03-22-2008, 06:44 PM
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HI Jason;

For engines alone... I don't know.... BUT if the engine is in an Airplane!

I swear by the Meroke Airplane Start up benches. They are primarily used at your field to assemble your plane and start or tune an engine. But there is nothing to say that you cannot build one for your own use at home!

Here's the link;
http://www.meroke.com/sbbuildinginstructions.htm

Good Luck!
Old 03-22-2008, 07:49 PM
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[quote]ORIGINAL: Blitzz

Hello,

I am wondering what is the best way to go about building a engine test/break-in stand. Can anyone post up some pictures or plans on how to build one???

Thanks

Jason

If you don't mind spending a little extra try one of these. http://www.pspmfg.com/ModelAirplaneE...estStands.html
Old 03-22-2008, 09:26 PM
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Hey Guys thanks for the replys. I am not really interested in buying one becuase I have everytool and kind of wood to build it I am just wondering on what type to build. I know there is many different ones. I need to save money for my new spektrum radio system and plane after that...haha. Plus I want a project for the school break!!!

Jason
Old 03-22-2008, 10:00 PM
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A couple of ideas. My brother built the one with a nylon engine mount and an old servo to hold the throttle in place.
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Old 03-23-2008, 08:01 AM
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Whatever you decide to do at least make it portable and capable of accepting a wide range of engines.

Pictures are an example, from .049 to 1.2 FS.

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Old 03-23-2008, 08:11 AM
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It all depends how complicated you want to go, This one comes from a school science fair project. It gives both thrust and RPM.

More pictures here : http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/fb.asp?m=7035063

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I also use a setup similar to ed smith.a large tatone adjustable engine stand mounted on a portable bench.
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Here is mine:

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Old 03-25-2008, 10:50 AM
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Alright thanks for the replys!! I have one built and I will try and get some pictures up later. I have 2 tanks through my OS 55AX.

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Here is mine, basically a Dub Jett stand with a metal base to it. The reciever in the front takes an adapter for larger engines.
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Old 03-27-2008, 11:35 AM
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Dang, looks like you could test a P&W R-985 on that stand there YUKONFLYR!! [X(]

That's some serious test stand you have. I like it!
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Yukonflyr,now that is a test stand,when I first saw it I thought that if the sq.tube was replaced with a rd.tube you could use it as a post hole digger.I should have kept my roach holder from the 70s. pub

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