Tanya & Bryan Duke's RV-6 Panel Rebuild
01 Jul 05: Sorry, I forgot the camera today. I finished removing all the sub-panels
that need to be painted.
There were two panels on each side of the fuel selector valve. They form the sides to a little
custom box to hold & hide the fuel selector. They were bolted to the spar & to the floor. Once
unbolted, I had to remove the fuel lines to get the panels out. The bad part about that was the
fuel lines are full of fuel...gravity fed from the wing tanks. So, to keep fuel from going
everywhere I had to get a little creative.
The last sub-panel left was the one that holds the throttle, mixture & prop cables. I already removed
the throttle & mixture cables from the engine, but there were a couple of clamps holding them in
place. After removing those, only the prop cable was left. The prop governor is at the back of the
engine..in a dished out section of the firewall. It was very tough to disconnect the cable from
the governor. Hopefully it'll be easier to reconnect it.
Tomorrow I'm going paint shopping.
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