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Offline Cessna4542c

Gusset size and engine mount
« on: November 16, 2017, 05:49:52 PM »
Well, it’s back to building. Getting ready to mount my Lycoming 0-145. I was wondering about raising it up above the thrust line to create more room for a longer prop. Has anyone done this and how much did you raise it?  Also, I was wondering about the thickness of the ply used for the gussets for building the ribs. There seems to show two different sizes on the plans. I was looking at 1/32. Larry

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Re: Gusset size and engine mount
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2017, 08:51:04 PM »
Well, it’s back to building.   Also, I was wondering about the thickness of the ply used for the gussets for building the ribs. There seems to show two different sizes on the plans. I was looking at 1/32. Larry

,8mm  or yep, 1/32”   same thing..
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Re: Gusset size and engine mount
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2017, 11:06:38 PM »
My 2 cents on the thrust line 
If Lennard did his job right its where its supposed to be, you change more than just height it also affect power on and off situations 
Extend the landing gear a hell of a lot easier
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Offline Leonard

Re: Gusset size and engine mount
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2017, 09:57:19 AM »
Hi Gussets are made from .8mm ply wood as is the nose covering.   Leonard