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Old 02-24-2012, 06:36 AM
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Any engine when mounted out on long standoffs can do it, not just chinese engines.. The torsonal twist is what bends and breaks the ears.. A simple 1/4" plate solves the problems.. Taks about 30 minutes or so to make a pattern and cut out..Problem solved..
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Old 02-24-2012, 08:22 AM
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I am not a fan of those mounts on our engines. They are usually a simple tension mount on the rubber and can break free. It is better to use a Rubber washer between the mount and the engine so the rubber is under compression.

with the rubber washer will that help with the tension that gets put on the lugs
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Old 02-24-2012, 08:51 AM
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Ok well I just called the Local Steel Yard and they have Aliumin sheets in 3/16 and 1/4 inch so Which should I get
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Old 02-24-2012, 09:42 AM
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Looks like the folks at DLA stepped up and handled the problem as best as it could be handled. I'm not a fan of Chinese engines but have to admire them supporting their dealer and his customer.
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Old 02-24-2012, 06:23 PM
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Ok well I just called the Local Steel Yard and they have Aliumin sheets in 3/16 and 1/4 inch so Which should I get
Go for the 3/16" it is plenty for your purposes.
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Old 02-24-2012, 06:27 PM
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Looks like the folks at DLA stepped up and handled the problem as best as it could be handled. I'm not a fan of Chinese engines but have to admire them supporting their dealer and his customer.
+1 that they did in fact handle it properly for the customer.

-1 because this issue has existed on their engines for a long time and is well documented amongst various threads.

They are not alone amongst their peers with having this issue but they do at least seem to take care of the issues when they arise.
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Old 02-25-2012, 12:16 AM
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Ok well I bought the 3/16 alumiumn from the steel yard today and went over to a buddys shop and fabed up the backplate... now I have ran into the problem of my motor sticking out of my Cowl to far so Now I will have to find a different set of standoffs
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Old 02-25-2012, 12:23 AM
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looks like I need 2 inch standoffs
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Old 02-25-2012, 12:43 AM
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where can i buy standoffs at
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Old 02-25-2012, 06:32 AM
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Instead of buying metal stand-offs, think about either purchasing one from Gravy Goodness or making one from plywood. You really need to eliminate that twisting that the torque from the motor generates. You'll see the plane shake less at idle, and you won't be dealing with broken mounting ears anymore.

DA ships a set of wooden mounting rings with every DA60... you just use as many as you need. I needed one more than they provided, so I just use one piece as a pattern and made another... took all of 5 minutes.
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Old 02-25-2012, 09:43 AM
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I just put a DLA 32 on my wish list from main hobbies
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Old 02-25-2012, 10:03 AM
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Instead of buying metal stand-offs, think about either purchasing one from Gravy Goodness or making one from plywood. You really need to eliminate that twisting that the torque from the motor generates. You'll see the plane shake less at idle, and you won't be dealing with broken mounting ears anymore.

DA ships a set of wooden mounting rings with every DA60... you just use as many as you need. I needed one more than they provided, so I just use one piece as a pattern and made another... took all of 5 minutes.


Thats what I am doing with the standoff I am making a mount like Gravy goodnees makes buy putting a alumium Plate on the front of the standoffs and then bolting the motor too it
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Old 02-25-2012, 10:57 AM
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Ahh.. that should help.
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Old 02-25-2012, 06:44 PM
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well I just found some two inch standoffs in the shop
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