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FT Firewalls and Larger Motor Mounts

#1
Got a new NTM 35-36 motor and the X-mount for it. Of course it's a little big for the standard FT firewall. Three mounting bolts can be squeezed onto it, but not four. Here are my ideas:

1: Make a slightly bigger firewall/powerpod
2: Put three bolts in it and use some gorilla glue.



Anyone else tread down this path? If so, please share your solution.

Thanks!


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#2
To avoid any confusion, here is a photo of the actual mount and firewall. Any reservations to using 3 bolts and some glue to hold the motor on?
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#4
So not sure it's right but what I do and did is drill the hole for the motor and just bolt the motor right to the firewall, sure they thread in from the back side but it does work.
 
#5
Thanks for the reply. It might not be a bad idea to mount it directly to the firewall. I compromised myself. If looking at the front of the firewall, I shifted the mount down just enough to get all four screws in while the mount is in the x-orientation. It was a slight compromise, but it seems to have not adversely impacted the flight of a new plane I can't wait to share with the FT community...hint hint