Anyone putting the new nose gear on a -6A?
I’m rebuilding an -6A which had an engine failure while in the pattern 15+ years ago. 250 TTAF. Jim, the owner/pilot, my IA & former co-worker, was able to land on the runway. The only damage was a seized IO-360 angle valve the original builder installed. Jim was the second owner. The airframe sat in the back corner of Jim’s hangar until last August. He also had a new IO-360 parallel valve in a crate and a new engine mount/nose gear. The original engine needed a different mount.
So, now I’ve this -6A in my hangar with that crate IO-360 & engine mount. Jim passed it on to me. :-) I’ve hung the engine and added baffling. But nothing else... no fuel lines, throttle/mixture cable, etc. It’d be the time to add the new nose gear.
I’ve basically a super quick build kit with an Airworthiness Certificate. A clean slate. The interior is completely removed. No instrument panel. I’m still not sure where I’m going with it. Mostly day VFR sightseeing trips for friends around AZ. I fly IFR at work and don’t feel the need to fly IFR in the -6A. Not with the IMC conditions we get in AZ, anyway. The -6A will be better with our DA’s than the A150L. Although I miss that Cessna.
1973 A150L sold
RV-6A restoration in progress