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Old 05-10-2017, 06:44 PM
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Stainless steel electric fire wall pass throughs
Pass throughs for cables (don't forget to add one for a fuel purge valve)
Fuel return line to tank or tee in the fuel line
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Old 05-11-2017, 05:13 AM
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..doesn't mean you should. Take it from me, besides the cost, modifications add time, lots of time, to your build, and may not live up to your expectations as "improvements." That's not to say that there aren't good aftermarket products out there, but tread lightly, do your research and make the decision that's best for you and the family you intend to fly in it.
exactly what he said. +++
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Old 02-13-2020, 06:41 AM
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Old 02-13-2020, 08:30 AM
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- Attach the front airdams (cylinders 1 & 2) with screws vs rivets for easy trimming when you first fly.

- Avionics shelf at rear battery location

- Install easy access door for batteries at rear baggage bulkhead\panel

- Sun visors
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Old 02-22-2020, 03:07 PM
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I'm going to dump my notes on all the mods I *considered*, including those I didn't choose to install - hopefully that gives you a starting point (there are many more that didn't make my lists):

Fuselage
Wing (Blog post)
Exterior
Panel
Firewall
Firewall forward
Tailcone post 1
Tailcone post 2
Tailcone post 3
Antennas posts

Plus my "photo notes" in the form of Pinterest pins: http://pinterest.com/rodrigodamazio/rv10/
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Old 02-25-2020, 07:42 AM
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That's good stuff Rodrigo, thanks for putting that together.
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Old 02-25-2020, 08:42 AM
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That's good stuff Rodrigo, thanks for putting that together.
Glad to help
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Old 02-26-2020, 10:19 AM
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Although I'm not anywhere near "done", I have done, or doing, many mods, most of the one's listed here. I would highlight the Matco brakes, Plane Around mods (I did all of his -10 mods, including the door hinges) and Control Approach pedals.

One thing I don't see mentioned is the Showplanes composite tailcone. It may not fit budgets for many folks, but compared to the total cost, it's a minor add at this point. And it looks cool. And lets you put all of your top antennas inside. And surely adds 10kts of bragging points.
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Old 02-26-2020, 10:27 AM
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Yeah, I almost drilled out my top skins to put the fastback mod on...
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Old 03-05-2020, 12:10 AM
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I'm going to dump my notes on all the mods I *considered*, including those I didn't choose to install - hopefully that gives you a starting point (there are many more that didn't make my lists):

Fuselage
Wing (Blog post)
Exterior
Panel
Firewall
Firewall forward
Tailcone post 1
Tailcone post 2
Tailcone post 3
Antennas posts

Plus my "photo notes" in the form of Pinterest pins: http://pinterest.com/rodrigodamazio/rv10/
rodrigo great blog thanks for the hints
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