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Old 10-02-2017, 12:49 PM
unitink72 unitink72 is offline
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Default Van's Yaw Servo Mount

A few questions regarding Van's kit for installing the yaw servo.

1. Sterling at Van's said it was meant for the RV-14 but could be "adapted" for the -10. Has anybody been through that process, can you tell me exactly what that entails?

2. I'm about to assemble the tailcone. Would it be wise to install this now? It looks like one of the mounting points is shared with the bellcrank support ribs. So if I did it later, those rivets would have to come out. Not a huge deal but would much rather get it all taken care of now.

3. If you are flying the Dynon yaw servo, do you still see a need for yaw trim? I've asked a lot of folks this question, and have gotten a lot of conflicting answers.
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Old 10-02-2017, 03:41 PM
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Default Yaw servo

Yes it is much easier to do it now rather than crawl back in there later to do it. No, you will not need trim. You might still need a trim piece on the rudder, as he yaw servo only trims the ball to center when it is engaged.

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Old 10-02-2017, 04:56 PM
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I installed in my flying RV10, not a hard job just uncomfortable. I would install the bracket during the build since everything is open.

You'll still need to crawl into the luggage area at some point to install the servo, wiring and bridle cables.

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Old Today, 11:51 AM
raabs raabs is offline
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Can anybody confirm that the 14 yaw servo kit bracket in the 14 G3X Yaw Servo Install Kit works fine in the -10? Was any modification needed?

If modification is/was needed, how extensive?

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Old Today, 03:05 PM
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Originally Posted by raabs View Post
If modification is/was needed, how extensive?
Holes that are meant to clear an existing AN470 rivet need to be enlarged slightly to clear the rivet, which is about 1/8" out of center on the -10 compared to the hole position in the -14 bracket. In addition, a flange needed to be trimmed slightly to clear a plastic bushing. A few minutes with a file, and you're done.
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