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Old 09-19-2022, 08:03 AM
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Default IO-320 Prop Governor

Good morning everyone,
I am currently rebuilding an IO-320 off a Twin Comanche and was wondering if any one sees a problem with using a full feathering prop governor, or do I need to get one specifically designed for a single engine airplane?

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Old 09-21-2022, 12:46 AM
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I have a Twin Comanche prop and governor on my -4.
I don’t have a feather detent in my prop lever so the prop can’t be commanded to feather. I also have course pitch stops that were installed at overhaul so it won’t feather in flight should oil pressure be lost.
On a previous plane I had a prop shop reverse a governor that was set up for an acrobatic prop. If you use a standard prop your governor should be able to be reversed.
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Old 11-22-2022, 01:36 PM
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Default need new governor

Afternoon everyone,
I finally got around to taking my governor to the shop and they said that it can't be converted to a single engine governor unless I plan to use an acrobatic propeller, which I don't. My new question is any suggestions or comments on a new governor for and IO-320? The prop guy recommended a PCU 5000.

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