Originally Posted by Nova RV
I think the confusion is from Lycoming not being completely familiar with the RV-14 kit and throttle/mixture cable lengths and routing per the plans. Since the FM-150 fits and is appropriate for the engine, they say it's a drop in change without knowing the kit throttle cable might be a little short and the mixture cable needs to be completely rerouted and extended to reach the mixture arm on the FM-150 which is in a completely different location from the Silverhawk. Neither of these are huge issues, just not what people are expecting when told it's a drop in alternative. But yes there is more $$ involved now for hoses and bracketing and hardware but it's all bolt in and no re-engineering required.
Chris, are the throttle and mixture cables supplied in Vans FWF kit workable or are new ones in order?
Wings, empennage, fuselage and finish very, very slow builds completed. Avionics and engine installed.
Down to last 90%.