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04-23-2009 07:29 PM  9 years agoPost 1
Dood

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I discovered a great shortcut for pulling the engine from the Aurora without removing the base plate or the motor mount sides.

What I did was remove the 4 bolts holding the motor mount sides to the frame. This will allow the engine to drop just enough to clear the clutch bell.

Then I removed the heat sink head and pulled the engine forward and away from the frames. These screws are easily accessible from the front of the heli.

Engine slides right out.

Now we can spend more time flying, and less time wrenching and standing around waiting for loctite to cure.

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04-23-2009 11:18 PM  9 years agoPost 2
blade3d

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Nice tip I like and thanks for sharing.

Blade3d

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04-23-2009 11:23 PM  9 years agoPost 3
LONEWOLF2440

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very nice

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04-24-2009 01:46 AM  9 years agoPost 4
ZR2Chevy22

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Yeah but if most are like me they would rather take the baseplate off by taking a few more screw's out over taking the head off the motor. especially if you run shims. Plus there's more of a risk ruining the motor by getting something on the picton or in the head if you remove the head from the motor.

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04-24-2009 02:00 AM  9 years agoPost 5
Dood

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Yeah, but if most are like me, and they have a good enough reason to pull the engine out, chances are they were planning on taking the head off anyways.

And I don't know how many heads you yourself have pulled off, but once the shims have been in there a while and they got some oil under them, they don't fall out that easy. I would have to remove them by sliding a blade under them.

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04-26-2009 11:17 AM  9 years agoPost 6
Jody

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Australia

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Last time I took mine out of the machine (YSSR) i did it the same but without removing the head, or the baseplate etc.

I think I may have removed the needle from the arb thats all!

Anyhow this is totally achievabe and a good way in my opinion.

If I take it out again I will try and get some pix :-)

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05-14-2009 11:03 AM  9 years agoPost 7
shed1980

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This method was in the original animated videos without removing the head.

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05-14-2009 02:25 PM  9 years agoPost 8
merlin3

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dayton, ohio

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would be nice if it was easier to remove since it seems I have to pull the engine every few flights to change one way bearing.

Justin - Team Horizon, Team Byron
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05-14-2009 02:48 PM  9 years agoPost 9
alchemist

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I have an SZ with a Viper Head and can remove the engine without removing the base plate and/or head. All that is required is the removal of one of the engine mounts, which good because the other can be used to re-align the engine when re-installing.

I assume the problem exists if you have a stock SZ head?

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05-14-2009 04:48 PM  9 years agoPost 10
merlin3

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hmm hadn't thought of doing that, I wanted to keep the one engine mount on as that's where my governor sensor is mounted for the multigov.

Justin - Team Horizon, Team Byron
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05-14-2009 05:19 PM  9 years agoPost 11
alchemist

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The governor mount is so clean on the Aurora even if you were forced to move it based on your setup it would sure beat removing the base plate and/or head. If your engine has run hot sometimes the head can be dam hard to remove too.

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