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Old 06-29-2020, 01:46 PM
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There have been several discussions prop levers moving forward when the throttle friction is loosened. Some have had luck with the longer Hartzell control arm. I have an MT governor and received no reply when contacting them. Everyone’s good buddy, Squaz, suggested a spring on the prop lever going back to the bulkhead. The angle bracket attached nicely to an existing bolt with a nutplate behind it. Works like a champ! (Turns out I didn’t need to remove the top panel on the throttle quadrant.)
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Old 06-29-2020, 10:02 PM
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That's a really cool idea. Where did you get the spring? Is there anything like a part number on it?

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Old 07-01-2020, 06:32 AM
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I have an RV-6 with a centre quadrant that suffered from the same problem. My solution is to use push-pull/vernier controls for prop and mixture. Overall I think it is a better solution, particularly when flying in formation.
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Old 07-01-2020, 02:05 PM
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That's a really cool idea. Where did you get the spring? Is there anything like a part number on it?

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It came from Lowe's (Aviation isle) It's on the bag in the second pic. 2 3/8" long. Shortest bracket you can find. I cut the spring down just a bit. If needed, I can put another hole closer to the bulkhead or drill a hole higher on the prop lever. Working great for now.
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Old 07-01-2020, 02:20 PM
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Great, thanks.
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