Engine Mounting Plate

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The engine is bolted to a mounting plate and some lord mounts attach the plate to the fuselage. I cut some aluminum spacers to insert into engine mounting plate to prevent crushing the wood. The spacers are epoxied into the mounting plate.

Aluminum spacers
Aluminum spacers
Aluminum spacers epoxied in place
Aluminum spacers epoxied in place

I drilled the heads of the engine bolts so they can be safety wired.

Drilled heads in engine bolts
Drilled heads in engine bolts

I put a washer on both sides of the plate, thread locker on the bolts and torqued them to 19 ft lbs as specified in the engine manual

Thread locker
Thread locker
Engine mounting plate bolts to engine
Engine mounting plate bolts to engine

Lastly the bolts were safety wired to ensure they can’t come loose.

Engine bolts safety wired
Engine bolts safety wired

Now the engine is ready to be mounted onto the fuselage.

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