Engine mountings.

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Engine mountings.

Unread post by MidlifeCrisis » Tue Aug 11, 2009 12:08 pm

I have found the rubber mountings that mount to the engine have a outer lip which has torn off, I contacted Rainbow and it seems to be ok to fly since there is no metal to metal contact,has anyone experienced the same thing.
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Re: Engine mountings.

Unread post by Stephan van Tonder » Fri Aug 21, 2009 9:34 am

Which engine. We had not noticed anything. How many hours.
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Unread post by MidlifeCrisis » Mon Aug 24, 2009 8:17 am

I have a 912s engine with 140 hours.
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Re: Engine mountings.

Unread post by John Boucher » Tue Sep 01, 2009 11:01 am

I had it that those mounts were supposed to be changed at say 100-150hrs?

I have found that depending on what prop is used they do tend to "collapse" in different grades...

I have replaced mine recently, including the barrels and mounting washers. Really not an expensive exercise just a tedious one depending on the type of engine mounts you have. The newer models do have a different mount.
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