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Old 10-30-2019, 12:12 PM
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Thanks Crosswind

Thanks brother. Hope your doing well!

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Old 12-30-2019, 01:52 PM
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The Powerplant

I did decide on the DLE-30. It arrived Christmas morning under the tree. I also got the Bowman ring of which I swapped out Christmas morning.

Today I got her installed. I used a Pitts style muffler that I purchased from Mile High RC.http://www.milehighrc.com/muffler.html.

1. I copied and pasted the template from the DLE-30 manual on to my fire wall in the appropriate position.
2. Then I center punched each hole with an awl. (I knew the standoffs on the Firewall side would not line up flat. So I used my Drexel tool to bore into the surround of the firewall both outside the box and inside the fuselage to ensure that the washes and standoffs fit flat.)
3. Drilled the holes with 5/32 drill bit. Placed Allen head mounting bolts through the holes in the fire wall the fit was snug, so I screwed them through (tight fit was GOOD).
4. Mounted the standoffs. I went ahead and put on little blue Loctite on each before mounting the standoffs and torqued them down.
5. Then I dry fitted the engine with the Pitts mounted.
6. The Pitts did not fit correctly. I had to Drexel around the front of the fuselage a little to get it to fit, without touching the fuselage. After a couple of adjustments it fit right.
7. Then I removed everything except the standoffs.
8. Then I mixed 30 epoxy and mixed with a little alcohol. Then I pained the firewall with it top to bottom side to side and even did the inside of the firewall. Then allowed it to dry.
9. I removed the Pitts muffler bolts and loctited them as well with blue Loctite. Torqued the down good and tight.
10. Remounted the engine this time, I blue Loctited the outer engine mount bolts and she fit perfectly.
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Old 01-01-2020, 07:32 PM
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Final Build Video of the Phoenix 20CC Corsair (5 min 4 sec)
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Old 01-13-2020, 09:42 PM
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Is that a tru turn spinner? Which size and type if you know?

Looks nice and thanks for posting your build.

Getting close to finishing mine. EME 35, so very similar.

- Joe.
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Old 01-14-2020, 11:18 AM
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Fitting

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Your build looks great! She will fly well. Do you have a link you could provide for those really nice quick-connect air fittings you were showing in the video ? Thanks!

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Old 01-14-2020, 12:07 PM
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Old 01-16-2020, 02:45 PM
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Just received mine yesterday and I am very eager to get started. I too am going with the DLE-30. How did it balance out? Did you stick with the suggested CG?
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