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Old 05-21-2020, 06:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Ironflight View Post
There comes a time in every RV-6's life.....

We were doing the annual on Louise's RV-6 this past week, and sure enough - the cracks have appeared. It's remarkable, actually, that it took over 3500 hours and 30 years for us to see the problem (although there are some reports it might have happened before - but I don't see a previous repair on this mount...), especially since this is kit #4, and there are no gussets.

So the engine is coming off, and the mount will find its way to the Greater Portland area will Russ will work his welding magic, fix the problem, and add the gussets. And meanwhile, we'll do some FWF clean-up. This has been (and will continue to be) a strong, working airplane!

Paul
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