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Prop Governor Issues.

I had a couple of issues with my propeller governor. First I had a hard time deciding that I had the right studs for the mounting pad. They were 31C-16 studs and would go in one way and not the other way. I was finally told that it was the locking feature. After putting some Anti-Sieze on the threads and double nutting the top of the stud they went into the pad pretty easy with a wrench. I also had to make sure that they went in at the correct height. If you screw them all the way to the bottom of the holes they'll be too short.

The other problem that I had was after I got the governor on the actuator arm was facing the wrong direction. I couldn't figure out how to get the control cable bracket on the thing without it being backwards. I finally just decided to take the six screws off the back and see if I could rotate it without screwing it up. I was afraid that I was going to mess up the calibration of it but as it turns out the whole back assembly is pretty self contained and really all it does is apply a bias to a spring inside the unit. All I had to do was take out the screws and rotate the whole back assembly until the cable mounting bracket would go on just right. Marshall came over after I had done this and verified that it was as simple as I had thought.

I also had to carve on the bracket a little bit since the holes where just a little bit off.

This is the wrong way for the control cable mounting bracket to face. This puts it pointing right at the battery. It also seems to be one hole off because the control get's into a bind when pulled all the way to the low RPM setting.

Here is the way it should look...

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 March 3, 2016