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Gallery #5 “Engine”

Weight of Konig SD570 engine = 57lb (25.9kg) including shock mounts, reduction, propeller and starter motor.
Weight of Konig SD570 engine = 57lb (25.9kg) including shock mounts, reduction, propeller and starter motor.
Top engine bearer caps glued in place.
Top engine bearer caps glued in place.
Aluminium engine pan during assembly. Wing root fittings and internal wing bracing visible.
Aluminium engine pan during assembly. Wing root fittings and internal wing bracing visible.
Aluminium engine pan partly assembled. Engine mount bolted in place.
Aluminium engine pan partly assembled. Engine mount bolted in place.
Konig SD570 bolted to engine mount with partially finished aluminium pan.
Konig SD570 bolted to engine mount with partially finished aluminium pan.
Konig SD570 bolted to engine mount with partially finished aluminium pan.
Konig SD570 bolted to engine mount with partially finished aluminium pan.
Tethering the tail of the fuselage prior to engine run-up.
Tethering the tail of the fuselage prior to engine run-up.
Spring scales used in tether to allow measurement of static thrust.
Spring scales used in tether to allow measurement of static thrust.
Running the engine for the first time and measuring static thrust.
Running the engine for the first time and measuring static thrust.
Konig SD570 running with stock 3-blade factory propeller.
Konig SD570 running with stock 3-blade factory propeller.
Aluminium fuel tank set up for pressure test whilst submerged under water to check for leaks. Passed!
Aluminium fuel tank set up for pressure test whilst submerged under water to check for leaks. Passed!
Aluminium fuel tank installed, shown is the engine feed tube running forward and the drain tube at the back and running down. Aileron control rod ahead of tank.
Aluminium fuel tank installed, shown is the engine feed tube running forward and the drain tube at the back and running down. Aileron control rod ahead of tank.
Engine installation completed.
Engine installation completed.
Konig SD570 installed.
Konig SD570 installed.
Konig SD570 installed with aircraft assembled, uncovered.
Konig SD570 installed with aircraft assembled, uncovered.
Fuel tank drain valve behind main wing strut connection.
Fuel tank drain valve behind main wing strut connection.
Running Konig SD570 with airframe covered and painted.
Running Konig SD570 with airframe covered and painted.
Rear view of SD570 installation.
Rear view of SD570 installation.
Front view of SD570 installation.
Front view of SD570 installation.
Konig SD570.
Konig SD570.

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