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Old 10-13-2017, 07:26 PM
azflyer21 azflyer21 is offline
 
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Default Items to omit from kit?

I'm in the process of starting my -14A build (setting up shop), and was wondering what items did you omit from the Van's pick ticket and what product did you use as a replacement. I guess any feedback for any of the kits would be helpful in my planning.
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Old 10-14-2017, 05:54 AM
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Beringer wheels and brakes are a nice upgrade from the kit-supplied components. Do a search here to see some details.
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Old 10-14-2017, 05:59 AM
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One thing that comes to mind for me (not everyone) , are the wiring harnesses. You may also think about the engine controls, if you were to go with the quadrant you will want to delete the original control cables. Some are replacing the plastic eyeball air vents with aluminum . A lot of us have gone with the Teflon brake lines from Flightline so you could delete the brass fittings and plastic lines .
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Old 10-14-2017, 08:09 AM
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One thing that comes to mind for me (not everyone) , are the wiring harnesses. You may also think about the engine controls, if you were to go with the quadrant you will want to delete the original control cables. Some are replacing the plastic eyeball air vents with aluminum . A lot of us have gone with the Teflon brake lines from Flightline so you could delete the brass fittings and plastic lines .

Ron,

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http://aircraftspecialty.com/rv-14.html

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Old 10-14-2017, 12:13 PM
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Probably nothing wrong with the included fuel lines but the ready made lines from ACS above, saved lots of time
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Old 10-16-2017, 09:08 AM
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  • Air vents, if you upgrade to the aluminum from Van's or elsehwere
  • Sticks, if you go with Tosten grip upgrade from Van's, which inclue the sticks (and are pre-wired!)
  • Seat parts, if you are going with one of the vendors that supplies the frame as well

And probably a bunch of others stuff that you'll only figure out later!

One thing to consider adding is the UV canopy. They sell a slightly more UV blocking version and can special order for you. (In finish kit)
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Old 10-16-2017, 05:53 PM
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Just wondering what brand engine rubber isolator does VANs supply for the IO390 and has any one gone with the Lord mount instead?
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Old 10-16-2017, 07:00 PM
Atanyspeed Atanyspeed is offline
 
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Vanís provided Lord mounts on my RV-14.
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