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Old 12 May 2011, 07:16   #1
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Transom Wedges?

Hi guys

I've already had some advice on my little Avon going bow high during acceleration. I know about the Dolefins but am not sure if thats the way to go yet as some agree and disagree with their effectivness. My other thought was what about fitting some transom wedges at about -5 degrees or near?

Has anybody ever used them and do you think they will help keep my bow down during take off? Also can i get them in the UK? Done a quick Google search but failed to find any other than in the states.

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Old 12 May 2011, 11:15   #2
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I'd give the doelfins a try before anything else. They are cheap. easy to fit and I don't think they will have any adverse effect.

They solved the problem I had with my A400 getting onto the plane and going bow-up with any acceleration, and I think my layout was the same as yours.
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I'd give the doelfins a try before anything else. They are cheap. easy to fit and I don't think they will have any adverse effect.

They solved the problem I had with my A400 getting onto the plane and going bow-up with any acceleration, and I think my layout was the same as yours.

Agree with all that !!! Worked on my little avon a treat .
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OK then guys - Dolefins it is then! Hope it works

2 guys on the rig here - 1 for & 1 against?? Thats why I was looking for other alternatives but you guys know what your talking about. Was just worried about drilling 4 holes in my motor!

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Yea, I was a bit scared of doing it...but worth it!

It'd be worth removing the prop to give more working room/ option to drill from underneath

Take your time to place the fins & mark the hole postion carefully.
Drill pilot hole then use increasing bits to the make the hole the right size.
Use good quality bits & a decent power drill.

Good luck!
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