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Old 08-13-2019, 01:16 PM
Sam_B Sam_B is offline
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Does that mean one month of the engine just sitting on the airframe, or does it mean one month of use so the engine ?shakes down? to its final sagged position?
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Old 08-13-2019, 03:19 PM
DaAV8R DaAV8R is offline
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Default Cowl Fit

I've never understood the logic of setting the cowl low in anticipation of the mounts sagging. I figure the thrust line is properly set when installed with 4 new mounts. If/when the engine sags at a later date the thrust line could be re-established with shims at the firewall. While I'm moving at a snails pace over here I can attest to the fact that my engine has been hung for a while (I"m not admitting how long ) with no appreciable change to the cowl/spinner relationship.
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