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Old 07-21-2019, 02:21 PM
Brdog42 Brdog42 is offline
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Default Anyone putting the new nose gear on a -6A?

Yes, no?

Im 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 Jims 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 Ive this -6A in my hangar with that crate IO-360 & engine mount. Jim passed it on to me. :-) Ive hung the engine and added baffling. But nothing else... no fuel lines, throttle/mixture cable, etc. Itd be the time to add the new nose gear.

Ive basically a super quick build kit with an Airworthiness Certificate. A clean slate. The interior is completely removed. No instrument panel. Im still not sure where Im going with it. Mostly day VFR sightseeing trips for friends around AZ. I fly IFR at work and dont 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 DAs than the A150L. Although I miss that Cessna.

1973 A150L sold
RV-6A restoration in progress
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Old 07-25-2019, 04:40 PM
Bruce Russell Bruce Russell is offline
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Location: Clayton, GA
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Van's brought a fuselage with the new nose gear setup to Oshkosh. It's almost identical to the one on my RV-14A. I'm not 100% sure but it looks like you have to get a new engine mount also.
Bruce Russell
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Last edited by Bruce Russell : 07-26-2019 at 02:01 PM.
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Old 08-14-2019, 08:15 AM
3KiloMike 3KiloMike is offline
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Location: Whidbey Island
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Default 6A. Nose gear

Replace it! Never thought mine would give way, did all inspections, babied it on touch down, and seldom landed on grass strips. Still failed with 1500+ hrs on it.
New gear gets matched to old one and no engine mount replacement unless it was busted on prop strike incident.

Excellent investment!
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Old 08-14-2019, 11:56 AM
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johnbright johnbright is offline
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Location: Newport News, Va
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Default RV-10 / RV-14A inspired nose gear

The nose gear new in 2019 does require a new motor mount.

John Bright, RV-6A 25088, at FWF
O-360, 8.5:1, vert sump, dual SDSEFI EM-5-F
Schematic, Dual battery, dual alternator
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Newport News, Va

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