I took my trainer out for it's first flight today, an old styrofoam Frankenstein, with lots of epoxy seams. It was my first time flying as well, and I learned a lot. I even managed to crash it on an island in the middle of a shallow lake, and had to wade out to get it (The water is *cold* here in Northern Utah!)
One painfully obvious thing was that the plane was a little underpowered for it's weight, and I'd like to fit it with a larger engine. The problem is that the engine mount is a very permanent affair, and removing it to put in a larger mount will necessitate wholesale destruction of the fuselage.
Is there a chart somewhere that will tell me what engines fit the same size mount? For example, the current engine is a size 15. In general, will a size 20 fit the same mount?