Unairworthy

Throttle interference.

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A slight sticking was noticed when the throttle was moved to the full open position. Further investigation revealed that the nut and cotter key were catching on the fuel servo hose and had almost cut completely through the firesleeve. Rerouting the fuel servo hose prevented the interference.

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Vic is a fixed-wing and helicopter commercial pilot, CFII with ASMEL/ASES ratings, an A&P/IA, DAR, and EAA technical advisor and flight counselor. Passionately involved in aviation for over 40 years, he has built 11 aircraft and logged over 10,000 hours in 72 different kinds of aircraft. Vic volunteers as a Young Eagle pilot, has his own sport aviation business called Base Leg Aviation, and has written two books on aircraft prebuy and condition inspections.

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