Amorphous M7/M6 Rebuild Project

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Congratulations to you Asa!

You now get to enjoy your very meticulous work. I got a chuckle out of all the precautions you took during your rebuild, I did the same. You are clearly no stranger to this work, and it shows. I just gave our 1976 M5 the “45 year once-over”. New interior, door latches, pop-out windows, firewall, seatbelts and other items it needed. I did not recover it, don’t think I’ll need that till after I retire. This aircraft has been in the family since new, always stored inside. In 46 years of flying it, it has NEVER let us down, NEVER gone mechanical. Just one flat main gear tire, and the odd low battery. You know every corner of your aircraft, it will give you many years of fun. This forum is full of helpful people with a TON of Maule knowledge, makes owning a Maule that much more fun, an cheaper to operate! Ours was out of service for two years doing this work and finding a new prop, can’t believe how much I missed it. Time to go flying!!

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krautman67 wrote:
Thu Mar 09, 2023 6:39 am
Congratulations to you Asa!

You now get to enjoy your very meticulous work. I got a chuckle out of all the precautions you took during your rebuild, I did the same. You are clearly no stranger to this work, and it shows. I just gave our 1976 M5 the “45 year once-over”. New interior, door latches, pop-out windows, firewall, seatbelts and other items it needed. I did not recover it, don’t think I’ll need that till after I retire. This aircraft has been in the family since new, always stored inside. In 46 years of flying it, it has NEVER let us down, NEVER gone mechanical. Just one flat main gear tire, and the odd low battery. You know every corner of your aircraft, it will give you many years of fun. This forum is full of helpful people with a TON of Maule knowledge, makes owning a Maule that much more fun, an cheaper to operate! Ours was out of service for two years doing this work and finding a new prop, can’t believe how much I missed it. Time to go flying!!

Carl
Thanks! Sounds like you have a great plane as well. This forum has been invaluable for the project. Without this forum, my IA, and the Maule drawing disk, I 100% could not have pulled this off.

I feel like I've worked out most of the kinks after about 12 hours of flying so I decided to take a few days and paint the cowl.

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The black is plasti-dip out of a rattle can. Will it hold up to airspeed and heat? Will I be happy with it? No idea. My tacoma wheels have had a coat of plastidip on them for 3 years and 35k miles, they look pretty good.

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It’s looking great. Not a bad match at all.
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A little update after a few months. I have about 60 hours on it and it’s flying great! Back in April I flew it up to Alaska where it will live for the summer.

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It looks good in the wild. The wings actually tie it all together pretty well. Stop on through southern CA on your way home if you want to take a detour.

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Update, still maulin

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Some amazing adventures you and the Maule are having. What a playground.
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Stunning! Love that both you and the Maule are doing what you were made to do! Good to see that hard work and attention to detail does pay off.

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Asa, I've been thinking about this a lot lately, and I truly believe it's time you started another rebuild. :D :D :D
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What's happened to all the photos?

On my side its just showing an icon, not the actual photo.
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Re: Amorphous M7/M6 Rebuild Project

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Finished the summer in Alaska out strong then my girlfriend and I flew the M6 down to the lower 48 via the trench route. It now resides in a T hangar in a dry climate with the engine pickled. Sorry, everyone, the lower 48 flying just ain’t worth the cost of gas.

Til next time
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