While this trike is not mine - it's rather close (same carriage -
Photo courtesy of Jan Nademlejnsky
Here is the motor -
exhaust. As you can see from the prop - I can't extend more than
an inch or so beyond the PTO end of the motor. Extending past the
MAG end would be fine. I'm looking for a design that lays beside
This is the exhaust
removed. The can was fine but the manifold-to-can
was non-standard and I didn't want to use it. Poor welding job,
wall pipe, odd EGT probe placement.
You can see how the
had a support bracket to the 'bottom' of the motor.
These two pic's show the exhaust I tried to use. It mounted to the motor via a Y-pipe. It then mounted to the motor studs (they run up through the white U-channel) so it was in the same vibration plane. The problem I found in flight (worked fine at full power on the ground) is that with the can extending far into the air stream the exhaust has too much pressure and was pushed backwards - stressing the mounting brackets to failure.