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Old 09-21-2017, 02:51 PM
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Default RV-6 tailwheel "stinger" removal?

Ours is starting to show its age. We didn't build the plane, so I'm unsure how this is installed.

Is it "easily" removable for painting?
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Old 09-21-2017, 02:57 PM
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Yes/no/maybe.
They are installed with only one vertical bolt, but are usually a very tight fit. Unless you have corrosion, or are concerned there is, I would consider painting it without removal. You can remove the bolt and give it a try, but my experience has been they are tight, tight, tight.
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Old 09-21-2017, 03:13 PM
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If you absolutely have to remove it, a 50/50 mix of acetone & ATF is liquid magic dust.
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Old 09-21-2017, 05:56 PM
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Ours is starting to show its age. We didn't build the plane, so I'm unsure how this is installed.

Is it "easily" removable for painting?
You should contact Vans and buy the USB drive with your planes drawings and instructions on it. That will give you information on how (mostly) it is assembled and the correct bolts, spacers, washers etc.
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Old 09-22-2017, 12:16 PM
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You should contact Vans and buy the USB drive with your planes drawings and instructions on it. That will give you information on how (mostly) it is assembled and the correct bolts, spacers, washers etc.
That's an excellent idea.

Had no idea they'd do that.
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Old 09-22-2017, 12:17 PM
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If you absolutely have to remove it, a 50/50 mix of acetone & ATF is liquid magic dust.
Sounding like it's easier to just repaint while it's installed.
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