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Old 04-29-2018, 10:30 AM
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Default Ray Allen Flap Position Sensor

I read the "gotcha" read up on this and suffice it to say that it is impossible to install after the fact, since drilling that hole is impossible and I have other things that I would rather do, than install the flap cranks.

The question is: Can you drill the hole in a different location on the flap crank. Higher up the flap crank so it can be drilled without removing the flap crank? It looks like the travel of the sensor is about 1".

I guess the really question is: Why is drilling that hole not part of the plans? I assume that this sensor is something that pre-existed the rv-14 and has been installed in the rv-10.
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Old 04-29-2018, 10:41 AM
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Ran into the same hing, it only took us 30 mins to take the part out and drill it.
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Old 04-29-2018, 10:54 AM
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The flap position sensor kit from Vanís was developed for the RV-14, not the RV-10 although it should work for a -10 also.
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Old 04-29-2018, 11:06 AM
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I assume that this sensor is something that pre-existed the rv-14 and has been installed in the rv-10.
Yep, did it long time ago.

http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...osition+Sensor

I have no idea if this is how the 14 is done, but this has worked on at least 3 10's I know of.
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Old 04-29-2018, 11:16 AM
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I did like Bill and took it apart. Pain to do since it was all assembled but took under an hour total but yes it would be great if the plans mentioned it during assembly. Since it plugs into the WH-00125 main wiring harness it would seem like something they would mention since they spec'd the harness to connect to this sensor.
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Old 04-29-2018, 11:34 AM
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Mike,

I believe the OP was referring to the RV-14 flap positioning kit that Vans released a while back.

Bob

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Yep, did it long time ago.

http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...osition+Sensor

I have no idea if this is how the 14 is done, but this has worked on at least 3 10's I know of.
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Old 04-29-2018, 12:19 PM
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It is (barely) possible to do in situ. Would be much better to do back in chapter 34
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Old 04-29-2018, 05:41 PM
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Thanks to a heads up from someone on the forum, I drilled the hole before installing. I installed the sensor today -it was a piece of cake.
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