|Here is what it looks like with the engine cowling installed...
It's a very tight fit, and there's a lot of engine hanging out.Those two little dark dimples in the middle of the cowl are the screws that hold the ignition sensor on the G20. In order to get the spinner alignment correct, I had to drill out the cowl to let the screws pass through.
Especially the muffler!
And then there's the front view...
THE OFFICIAL "DONE" PHOTO
I have 11 flights on the Reactor as of 6/15/2009. It's a very impressive
airplane. After testing an assortment of props, my top choice is an APC
17x6 taching at an impressive 8900 RPM. I also tested various CG
locations, and found that it performs best at + .75" forward CG. This is the
front-most line on the CG template.
If you are looking for something that will stir up your adreninaline, THIS BIPLANE will do the job! Just don't under power it...
UPDATE: July 6th, 2009
As of today, I have 34 flights on my Reactor. I moved the CG back aboit 1/2" and increased the throws to maximum travel. I also added a pilot to help move the CG back a little. This is a real fun airplane! Some of the days I flew on were very windy with a cross wind up to about 12 MPH. The Reactor did just fine.
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