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Old 06-14-2019, 08:53 PM
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Default Difference between vanís RV14 stick and Tosten?

Why buy the Tosten RV14 sticks? Are they cut shorter or configured differently?

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Old 06-14-2019, 10:29 PM
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One reason might be that they are prewired. Sorta like plug and play.
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Old 06-15-2019, 01:29 AM
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Yes they are shorter, Tosten grips on the original Vans sticks becomes to long. It is possible to shorten them yourselves...
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Old 06-15-2019, 09:31 AM
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Yes they are shorter, Tosten grips on the original Vans sticks becomes to long. It is possible to shorten them yourselves...
Undoubtedly one would need to cut it and this is what you get if you buy the stick and grip combination from VANs. If you donít cut it short, you will definitely run into some limitation of stick movement that will hit the panel but cutting it is easy.
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Old 06-15-2019, 09:59 AM
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I havenít progressed that far in my build....what is the configuration of the stock grip delivered with the kit?
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Old 06-15-2019, 10:39 AM
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I havenít progressed that far in my build....what is the configuration of the stock grip delivered with the kit?
The standard kit includes just the bare stick. The grip used is up to the builder to choose.

The Tosten sticks are a good option since they are pre-wired and ready to install.
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Old 06-15-2019, 01:14 PM
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What Scott said. The Tosten grip is prewired and plugs into the standard fuselage harness. It has a flap switch, elevator/aileron trim switch, and an autopilot cut-off switch, along with the "pull" to talk radio/guns trigger. Fits great and the wiring is painless.
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Old 06-15-2019, 01:51 PM
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Are the Tosten sticks predrilled to fit the bases?
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Old 06-15-2019, 02:04 PM
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Tosten sticks come with different adapters to fit different aircraft. There's also a new shaft for -14. https://tostenmanufacturing.com/prod...control-shaft/
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Old 06-15-2019, 05:22 PM
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My sticks were not predrilled. The ďsocketĒ they fit into is predrilled and I had to match drill the sticks.
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