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Old 05-22-2013, 04:44 PM
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Question Accessory case hydraulic drive pad accessible?

Hi there,

Does anyone know if the hydraulic pump drive pad on the back of the accessory case is accessible when installed in the -10? I can't find a great picture, but it appears that it may be blocked by part of the engine mount.

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Old 05-23-2013, 07:39 AM
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Default Vac pad?

If you mean the mounting location for the vacuum pump, upper rear right, then yes it's accessible. Shown here during FWF install:

That's where I have my FS1 backup alternator and it fits fine.
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Old 05-23-2013, 08:22 AM
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IIRC there's nothing blocking it, but I'd have to go out to the hangar to be sure. For those following along at home, the hydraulic pad is below the right mag and to the right of the fuel pump (when viewing the engine from the cockpit).
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Old 05-23-2013, 08:43 AM
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IIRC there's nothing blocking it, but I'd have to go out to the hangar to be sure. For those following along at home, the hydraulic pad is below the right mag and to the right of the fuel pump (when viewing the engine from the cockpit).
Ahh, so not the vacuum pad.
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Old 05-23-2013, 10:14 AM
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Yes, it's accessible. Here I removed the cap on the side of the pad for a Air/Oil return line, but the pad face is accessible when mounted.

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Old 05-23-2013, 04:02 PM
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Guys,

Thanks a bunch for the information and pictures. It looks like it would be possible to mount something down there.

No rush, but if its convenient it would be interesting to know how many inches of distance are available before hitting the firewall.

Thanks again,
David
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Old 05-23-2013, 08:41 PM
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Are you talking about the prop governor pad? Or a different pad?
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On a 540, the governor pad is on the front of the engine. We're talking about the hydraulic pump drive pad (not often used on RVs) which is next to the mechanical fuel pump, below the mags.

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Old 05-24-2013, 02:10 PM
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Default Curious?

What are you going to mount there?
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Wanted to see if a standby alternator like the FS1 would fit down there.
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