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Old 09-06-2018, 08:05 PM
murlin_lee murlin_lee is offline
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Default ALMOST A RV14 SEAT MOD - install during RV9 build

Hello All,
I have heard about this product from Anti Splat Aero and I am wondering if anyone has had experience installing it as part of building the fuselage?

Calling Vans tomorrow to see if they have any concerns about replacing their part.
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Old 09-06-2018, 11:02 PM
Snoho3 Snoho3 is offline
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I put it in my -9A (still under construction). No problems at all but took a bit of head scratching. I am 64 and like a lot of recline. I think the mod is very worthwhile.

I am building a tip up and one thing to note. There is an after-after market design that accommodates tip ups which includes a lateral torque tube running across the cabin behind the SS seat back bar over to the right side canopy latch. Clever, but not elegant or robust IMHO. And it includes a lot of additional linkages. Anyway, I deleted all that and went with an independent second canopy latch on the RH side. Lighter and much simpler.

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RV-9A - Tail, wings complete
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Old 09-06-2018, 11:51 PM
dwranda dwranda is offline
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I installed in my 9A with a tip up during construction. I think I've posted these pics before, but here you go. I used the instructions posted on their site. Some of the bolts in the pics were temporary and only used for lining it up. They have been replaced with the correct aviation bolts.
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Old 09-07-2018, 08:34 AM
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airguy airguy is offline
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I bought the kit for install in my 9A just after I got mine flying, with the intent of installing it during my first annual condition inspection - but by the time that day came around I already had 120 hours in the airplane and decided I liked it just the way it was and didn't need it.

So with that in mind, I have the mod still in the un-opened box, as delivered to me from Anti-Splat, if someone else wants it.
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N16GN flying 380hrs and counting! Built an off-plan 9A with too much fuel and too much HP. Should drop dead any minute now.
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Old 09-07-2018, 09:39 AM
murlin_lee murlin_lee is offline
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Lots of good info!

I've located a builder (building) and a built (flying) '9 & '7 close to me. I'm hoping to see what they have done and do a 'test sit'.

Still like the idea of a little extra room
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Old 09-07-2018, 03:22 PM
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I put the seat mod in my tip up -6. It is the best thing i have ever done to the plane.

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Whirlwind 200rv prop
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Trutrak Vizion 385 Autopilot
Flightline Interior
Almost rv14 seat mod/cable locking
Electric seat back adjuster
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