My theory on Cowls is less is more.....I figure the cowl doesn't go on until the plane is totally trimmed, flown, retrimmed, and the engine is running FLAWLESS!!!!
In other words, you have no confidence in your setup, and tuning skills to think that you set it up correctly the first time ? :lol: :lol: :lol:
Sorry Gordo, the opportunity presented itself..... hehe
I have found that if I don't force myself to mount the cowl before the plane ever fires up for the first time, that the cowl sits on a shelf in the closet for years. When I got the 1/4 scale Cap ready to fly, I thought that I would wait on the cowl till I got it running right........the plane is almost 5 years old, and the cowl is in the closet.
When I built the Hype, I cut, and installed the cowl before the plane went to the field. The engine only needed a bit of leaning on the bottom end, and I had made provisions for that by drilling a hole for the screw driver before hand.