Plan For Engine Break-In Stand?

Anybody have (or know about) a nice design for a permanently mounted
engine break-in stand? We want to put one at our field, away from the
flight line. This way an engine can be run for a time without driving
the people in the pits out. I have a nice J'tec aluminum clamp I could
mount on a post, but I thought perhaps someone has come up with
something better.
Thanks,
Tom
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Tom Johnson
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Kajman
Yes! This is the one I had a mental image of. I must have seen this somewhere before. I thought it was in one of my books on engines, I looked for a picture of it for a few days. Now I know where to find it.
Thanks much,
Tom
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Tom Johnson
there was a nice write up last month's Model Aviation about such a stan
if I remember correctly.
Jerr
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'bout time you came up for air . . . Cheers, Fred McClellan The House Of Balsa Dust
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Fred McClellan
Speaking as a club officer whose club's field is on public land, I'd be against having a "club engine test stand" at the field. Too many liability issues.
CR
Tom Johns> Anybody have (or know about) a nice design for a permanently mounted
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Charles & Peggy Robinson
I have to wonder how you control the mobile test stands called model planes...
Charles & Peggy Rob> Speaking as a club officer whose club's field is on public land, I'd
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Brian Hampton
Please elaborate, what liability issues?
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w4jle
Speaking as a former club officer - which doesn't mean a thing about the clubs policy, unless we vote on it - we've had an engine test stand ever since we had a field. That way, we have a place to break in engines.
Andy
We can make a box of wood.....FLY!!
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RCPILOT48
I'm wondering that too. There is no more danger or liability in running an engine in a test stand then there is running an engine in an aircraft. In fact, there's probably less risk.
MJC
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MJC
Someone hurts him/herself using the stand and sues the club and property owner because the stand is defective, etc.
Don't laugh, it could happen.
CR
w4jle wrote:
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Charles & Peggy Robinson
The difference is that the airplane belongs to the user, the stand belongs to the club. The latter case is where the liability could lie.
CR
MJC wrote:
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Charles & Peggy Robinson
It doesn't matter since both the club AND the individual user would be covered by AMA insurance in either case.
MJC
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MJC
I'm glad that it's working for your club so far. Sure, I know the argument: "Shux, I wouldn't sue, you wouldn't sue, who would sue?" It's old "who" that I'd worry about! ;^)
If, during a meeting, someone proposed putting a club test stand at our field, I'd point out the liability issues during discussion. If the club voted to have a stand I'd want a disclaimer of responsibility sign posted on the stand in plain view. I've seen at least one such stand in my travels.
Anyway, I have several engine test stands of my own. I can whip one up out of pine boards in less than an hour, to clamp in my Workmate. I made one for my first big gasser. If I can do it, so can others. I don't see opening the club up to liability in this litigous world.
My .02,
CR
RCPILOT48 wrote:
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Charles & Peggy Robinson
Insurance is not a panacea. Case in point: Our club is on the city landfill property. Insurance or not, if anyone sues the city because of an accident at our field we could be on thin ice. Especially so since we share the property with the kid's soccer association's playing fields. Any hint of negligence on out part with "those dangerous model airplanes" and we could be in a world of hurt.
CR
MJC wrote:
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Charles & Peggy Robinson
I would agree if the test stand is anchored sufficiently. No chance of a runaway!
-- Paul McIntosh
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Paul McIntosh
Same thing would happen if that same litigious person injured themself with a fuselage mounted engine.
A lawyer can make anything sound improper.
-- Paul McIntosh
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Paul McIntosh
Tougher to hang anything on the club in that case, especially if the airplane belongs to the injured party.
CR
Paul Mc> Same thing would happen if that same litigious person injured themself with
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Charles & Peggy Robinson
Different issue.
CR
Brian Hampt> I have to wonder how you control the mobile test stands called model > planes...
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Charles & Peggy Robinson

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