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Re: How to Install the Driveplate on .049

Post  SuperDave on Mon Dec 12, 2011 3:39 pm

I have concluded that the method the I use to this works because I use studs rather than screw in .049 crank noses.

Just attach the trust washer, a prop, washer and nut to the crank with the splines aligned and tighten the nut to seat the thrust washer. No arbor press or special tool is needed.

Worked like a charm on my Surestart .049. Ask Ron Cribbs about my simple method.

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Re: How to Install the Driveplate on .049

Post  John Goddard on Mon Dec 12, 2011 6:01 pm

I love this.
This is a opportunity for me to wield my universal tool.
The FBH Very Happy
It's known in this part of the world as a 'large' hammer..
Seriously though I just stripped one of me 010's and used the prop bolt as a drift.

And on the way back used a piece of dowel from the rear.

Much to my neighbours chagrin it BRAAAAAAAP ran first time.

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Re: How to Install the Driveplate on .049

Post  nitroairplane on Tue Dec 13, 2011 5:52 am

John I have learned that the only reason I have neighbours is for someone to hear my great engines run.
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Re: How to Install the Driveplate on .049

Post  fit90 on Tue Dec 13, 2011 7:04 am

If an engine runs in a neighborhood and a neighbor is not there to hear it does the engine really make a sound?
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Re: How to Install the Driveplate on .049

Post  RknRusty on Tue Dec 13, 2011 7:23 am

fit90 wrote:If an engine runs in a neighborhood and a neighbor is not there to hear it does the engine really make a sound?
Depends on your earmuffs.
I run mine inside my shop at night with the doors closed. I've had a noticeable drop off in spiders and nothing ever rusts anymore.

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Post  John Goddard on Tue Dec 13, 2011 8:09 am

nitroairplane wrote:John I have learned that the only reason I have neighbours is for someone to hear my great engines run.

One of my clubmates had the 'Heat' turn up at his place Friday evening when he fired up
his turbine in the garden...
Very Happy
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Re: How to Install the Driveplate on .049

Post  John Goddard on Tue Dec 13, 2011 8:10 am

fit90 wrote:If an engine runs in a neighborhood and a neighbor is not there to hear it does the engine really make a sound?

Bit too philosophical for me Fit Laughing
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Post  John Goddard on Tue Dec 13, 2011 8:11 am

RknRusty wrote:
fit90 wrote:If an engine runs in a neighborhood and a neighbor is not there to hear it does the engine really make a sound?
Depends on your earmuffs.
I run mine inside my shop at night with the doors closed. I've had a noticeable drop off in spiders and nothing ever rusts anymore.

You What? Rusty

lol!
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Post  nitroairplane on Tue Dec 13, 2011 8:29 am

fit90 wrote:If an engine runs in a neighborhood and a neighbor is not there to hear it does the engine really make a sound?

Yes because it creates sound waves and that is sound and some call sound noise.
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Re: How to Install the Driveplate on .049

Post  crankbndr on Tue Dec 13, 2011 9:30 am

Love the smell of nitro in the morning, POing the neighbors is a fringe benefit.
Hows that sound, braaaaaaapp
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Re: How to Install the Driveplate on .049

Post  RknRusty on Tue Dec 13, 2011 9:33 am

John Goddard wrote:
RknRusty wrote:
fit90 wrote:If an engine runs in a neighborhood and a neighbor is not there to hear it does the engine really make a sound?
Depends on your earmuffs.
I run mine inside my shop at night with the doors closed. I've had a noticeable drop off in spiders and nothing ever rusts anymore.

You What? Rusty

lol!
I use good quality earmuffs, so it's not too loud inside.. I just have to throw open the doors after the run, turn my big box fan on high and wave it around to blow out the smoke.

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Re: How to Install the Driveplate on .049

Post  SuperDave on Tue Dec 13, 2011 9:54 am

fit90 wrote:If an engine runs in a neighborhood and a neighbor is not there to hear it does the engine really make a sound?

Very ZEN, fit90, love it!

OMMMMMMM.......................... lol!
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Re: How to Install the Driveplate on .049

Post  nitroairplane on Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:25 am

RknRusty wrote:
John Goddard wrote:
RknRusty wrote:
fit90 wrote:If an engine runs in a neighborhood and a neighbor is not there to hear it does the engine really make a sound?
Depends on your earmuffs.
I run mine inside my shop at night with the doors closed. I've had a noticeable drop off in spiders and nothing ever rusts anymore.

You What? Rusty

lol!
I use good quality earmuffs, so it's not too loud inside.. I just have to throw open the doors after the run, turn my big box fan on high and wave it around to blow out the smoke.

Thats why i like running them inside sometimes Smile
When running them you don't notice but when you re-enter the room you are confronted with a massive white cloud of gas.
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Re: How to Install the Driveplate on .049

Post  SuperDave on Tue Dec 13, 2011 11:00 am

"turn my big box fan on high and wave it around" - Rusty

Also a good way to clear your shop of balsa dust. lol!
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Post  PV Pilot on Tue Dec 13, 2011 11:16 am

SuperDave wrote:"turn my big box fan on high and wave it around" - Rusty

Also a good way to clear your shop of balsa dust. lol!

Leaf blower,,aka,,,Carl in the movie Caddyshack. Works for fumes and thaty pesky balsa dust.
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Re: How to Install the Driveplate on .049

Post  SuperDave on Tue Dec 13, 2011 11:39 am

John Goddard wrote:I love this.
This is a opportunity for me to wield my universal tool.
The FBH Very Happy
Cool

John: Over here it's called a BFH (Big F _ _ _ _ _ G Hammer) or more politely: Big Ford Hammer. lol! I have a whole armoury of BFH's for every occasion.
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Re: How to Install the Driveplate on .049

Post  nitroairplane on Tue Dec 13, 2011 2:53 pm

I even have a mini novelty one that i use for opening wall nuts Smile
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Re: How to Install the Driveplate on .049

Post  SuperDave on Tue Dec 13, 2011 4:02 pm

Indra:

I've heard of walnuts but not "wall nuts". What are "wall nuts"? Do "wall nuts" grow on trees? Enlighten me, please. Huh...
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Post  nitroairplane on Tue Dec 13, 2011 4:05 pm

SuperDave wrote:Indra:

I've heard of walnuts but not "wall nuts". What are "wall nuts"? Do "wall nuts" grow on trees? Enlighten me, please. Huh...

Sorry I did mean walnuts.
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Re: How to Install the Driveplate on .049

Post  SuperDave on Tue Dec 13, 2011 6:20 pm

Excuse me Indra, I thought wall nuts might have been used to make "Harvey Wallbangers". Laughing Cheers!

(Look up that one)
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Post  nitroairplane on Tue Dec 13, 2011 6:30 pm

SuperDave wrote:Excuse me Indra, I thought wall nuts might have been used to make "Harvey Wallbangers". Laughing Cheers!

(Look up that one)
I k who the one of course Dave lol!
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Re: How to Install the Driveplate on .049

Post  RknRusty on Tue Dec 13, 2011 7:42 pm

PV Pilot wrote:
SuperDave wrote:"turn my big box fan on high and wave it around" - Rusty

Also a good way to clear your shop of balsa dust. lol!

Leaf blower,,aka,,,Carl in the movie Caddyshack. Works for fumes and thaty pesky balsa dust.
Aw you beat me to it! That was the first thing that came to mind.

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Re: How to Install the Driveplate on .049

Post  RknRusty on Tue Dec 13, 2011 8:07 pm

SuperDave wrote:John: Over here it's called a BFH (Big F _ _ _ _ _ G Hammer) or more politely: Big Ford Hammer. lol! I have a whole armoury of BFH's for every occasion.
Yeah me too. I have a small and a medium ball-peen and a big ball peen, two old wooden handled professional carpenter's claw hammers, and a brass hammer, a rubber hammer, a plastic hammer, one hammer with both of those, a tinner's riveting hammer, a tack hammer, a slag hammer, a wrapped rawhide hammer and a maul, a full sized railroad-spike-driving sledge hammer, and a smaller 5lb sledge hammer, a 16" cross peen sledge and my most favorite hammer of all, a Craftsman short handled mini-sledge that I lovingly named "The One-Lick-Stick." If I see any I forgot, I'll toss them in too.

Alright guys, let's hear it, what kind of hammer do you have for that prop drive plate?

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Re: How to Install the Driveplate on .049

Post  PV Pilot on Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:22 pm

None for installing, but i do use granpappys very experienced dime size faced gunsmithing hammer for removing the washer, along with the removal tool
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