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Old 07-24-2021, 01:55 AM
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Default Engine Exhaust Deflector

I have these engine exhaust deflectors that I use. I have one on the airplane and one spare. I have been trying to remember where I got these tubes. This airplane was built back in about 2016.

Iím not one to just throw away an inoperable item. I like to, first, salvage parts that still have some use; power cords, screws, switches, ledís, etc. For example I have a microwave switch that powers my onboard glow igniter on my engine test stand. I just turn the igniter on or off as needed.

Yesterday I decided to finally go through 3 old coffee pots that I needed to discard. They have been stored for a long time. Well low and behold, that is where I found my exhaust deflectors. Now I have a good supply of deflectors. Some as in the photo and some black in color





Old 08-07-2021, 05:12 AM
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Hi!
I saw the plane (with plastic tubing fuselage) in your picture and got curious about the C of G as he engine sits so far forward.
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I made the fuselage longer than normal requiring moving the wing some. Here I am working on the CG using a Vanessa Rig.



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If it's working for you that's fine, but the ailerons are part of the wing chord and so should be included in any CG calculations or measurements.
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The ailerons may not stand out but they are included. The picture shows the entire airplane and it flies well for me. I may, just, not understand your point.






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