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Old 05-10-2018, 05:29 PM
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Default RV-10 Finish Kit deletions

I did a rudimentary search, but I'm lazy and it's easier to start a new thread.

I'm getting ready to order my RV-10 finish kit. I deleted the main windscreen from the fuselage kit and plan to use Cee Bailey transparencies throughout. I'll probably order Beringer wheels and brakes, so I'll need to delete the stock Van's parts. I'm considering a Show Planes cowl, as well.

The door latching mechanism is a bit of an unknown. I understand the stock items are OK, but I think there are higher quality alternatives. So I'm looking for suggestions here.

Anything I need to consider beyond the above and any advice on door handles and latches?

Thanks.
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Old 05-10-2018, 05:52 PM
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Removed-

Main tire 6 PLY RV-10 (U 15x 6.0-6 (x2))
Inner Tube Main RV-10 (U 15x6.0-6IT)
6 Ply Tire Main Gear (U 5:00x5-6)
Tube for 5:005-6 (U:500X5-6IT)
Grove Whl&Brk 6x6.00 (U-00011)
Nose Wheel w/bearings (U NW501.25)
Axle (U-1009)
Lwr intersect fairing (U-1019-L & U-1019-R)
Upr intersect fairing (U-1020-L and U-1020-R)
Gas strut for RV-10 (C-1016 Door Strut (x2)
Gas strut bracket (WD-1023-PC (x2)
Exterior Canopy handle (C-656 (x2)
Safety latch doubler angle (C-1021 (x1)
Safety latch hardware (BAG-542 (x1)
Safety latch hardware (BAG-543 (x1)


Added-

600N Heavy Door Strut (C-1016HD (x2)
Hinge Pin (SSP-090X6') - Will replace top cowl pins for easier removal.
Hinge Pin (SSP-120X6')
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Old 05-11-2018, 11:19 AM
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Removed-

Main tire 6 PLY RV-10 (U 15x 6.0-6 (x2))
Inner Tube Main RV-10 (U 15x6.0-6IT)
6 Ply Tire Main Gear (U 5:00x5-6)
Tube for 5:005-6 (U:500X5-6IT)
Grove Whl&Brk 6x6.00 (U-00011)
Nose Wheel w/bearings (U NW501.25)
Axle (U-1009)
Lwr intersect fairing (U-1019-L & U-1019-R)
Upr intersect fairing (U-1020-L and U-1020-R)
Gas strut for RV-10 (C-1016 Door Strut (x2)
Gas strut bracket (WD-1023-PC (x2)
Exterior Canopy handle (C-656 (x2)
Safety latch doubler angle (C-1021 (x1)
Safety latch hardware (BAG-542 (x1)
Safety latch hardware (BAG-543 (x1)


Added-

600N Heavy Door Strut (C-1016HD (x2)
Hinge Pin (SSP-090X6') - Will replace top cowl pins for easier removal.
Hinge Pin (SSP-120X6')
Justin,

I was told they couldn't delete the "safety latch" parts from my order, because they were a "safety item." Did you not have any trouble deleting it? Do you know the approximate savings you received by deleting the safety latch kit. I plan on using the Plane Around system. Thanks.
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Old 05-11-2018, 11:34 AM
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Default Door struts

You can buy aftermarket door struts super cheap; do a search I think the company is ansbatch or something close to that.
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Old 05-11-2018, 11:40 AM
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Krea,

Keep Van's door latch mechanism, but instead of the safety latch, get the one from planearound.com. Looks and works better and helps align the door pins while closing it.
Then you can get a really nice looking outside door handle and an inside door handle cover from Geoff at http://www.aerosportproducts.com.

That's what I would do if I did it again.

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Old 05-11-2018, 01:40 PM
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Default Gas struts

You can get the 600 n struts from bansbach for half what vans charges for them...
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Old 05-11-2018, 01:49 PM
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Justin,

I was told they couldn't delete the "safety latch" parts from my order, because they were a "safety item." Did you not have any trouble deleting it? Do you know the approximate savings you received by deleting the safety latch kit. I plan on using the Plane Around system. Thanks.
I used the Plane Around system as well, I don't honestly remember if they deleted it or not... I ended up sending a box of items back a few months ago of parts I didn't use from all the kits. They very well could have been in there if they sent them to me.
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Old 05-12-2018, 08:39 AM
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Thanks for the advice and the suggestions. Hope to order the finish kit next week.
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Old 05-12-2018, 10:49 AM
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Also:

Stock windows or Cee Bailey's
Stock Brakes or Matco (Berringer)
Stock Flap Actuator or PH Aviation Actuator with built in Position Sensor
Stock Cowl or Showplanes
Stock Wheels and Tires or Aftermarket


I would also suggest ADDING the following to save on additional shipping costs:

Engine Baffle Kit
VA-187 4" Duct Flange DO NOT FORGET THIS PART, IT IS NOT INCLUDED WITH THE BAFFLE KIT
VA-186 Oil Cooler Mount
Engine Bolt Kit
Dynafocal rubber mounts
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RV-10
Structure - 90% Done
Cabin Top - Aaarrghhh...
Doors - Done
On Gear
290 HP Barrett Hung
ShowPlanes Cowl with Skybolts Fitted - Beautiful

Dues Paid 2017,...Thanks DR+
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Old 05-12-2018, 11:14 AM
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I would also suggest ADDING the following to save on additional shipping costs:

Engine Baffle Kit
VA-187 4" Duct Flange DO NOT FORGET THIS PART, IT IS NOT INCLUDED WITH THE BAFFLE KIT
VA-186 Oil Cooler Mount
Engine Bolt Kit
Dynafocal rubber mounts
I did not use the Van's oil cooler mount. Looking at how the airflow changed direction by bouncing off the firewall, then changed direction after the cooler to conform to the exit airflow it looked like a horizontal mount would be better (photo attached). Note - the photo was taken during fit up. Final install has an adel clamp on the engine mount to the forward lip of the cooler.

If you want to stray away from stock, consider the James wheel pants.

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