VansAirForceForums  
Home > VansAirForceForums

- POSTING RULES
- Donate yearly (please).
- Advertise in here!

- Today's Posts | Insert Pics


Go Back   VAF Forums > Model Specific > RV-14
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12-25-2018, 10:54 AM
MS19087's Avatar
MS19087 MS19087 is online now
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: West Chester, PA
Posts: 584
Default JD Air Parts Canopy Latch on -14?

https://www.jdair.com/custom-tip-up-...v-6-rv-7-rv-9/

Have any -14 builders considered this alternative?

The original plans designed latch on my -9 tip up has served me well but I do like the flush finish.
Thoughts?
__________________
Mark
RV-9A; N91RV Sold
RV-14A; building
2019 =VAF= donor

Last edited by MS19087 : 12-25-2018 at 08:36 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12-25-2018, 02:03 PM
control control is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Posts: 672
Default

This or something similar will definitely go into my 14 at some point. But for now I focus on getting it in the air!
__________________
RV-14 kit #140138
Flight testing
Http://magnusrv.blogspot.se
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-25-2018, 08:13 PM
jdmrv7a jdmrv7a is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: DFW
Posts: 22
Default JDAir Latch for RV 14

I purchased the JDair latch for my RV14-A Quickbuild and have not installed it yet. The supplied drawing does not match the RV14 rivet pattern around the latch. I think the drawing is for a prior Van's model. When I measured the slot for the JDair latch the dimensions appear leave a forward fuselage rivet cut in half. I requested a RV14 drawing from JDair, don't think they have one.

If any RV 14 builders have installed this latch on a RV14 QB I would greatly appreciate a scale drawing or template of the existing rivet pattern and required slot for the latch.
__________________
RV14-A QB
Flying after 1200 build hours
New Lycoming IO390 X, HZ CS 2 Blade,
Garmin Dual G3X 460, GTN 625, A/P 507,
GTR 200 and 20 COMM's, 245 audio, GTX 45R

Repairman Certificate
Last 20 years: Commander 114 & PA28
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-26-2018, 10:23 AM
mturnerb mturnerb is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Ponte Vedra, FL
Posts: 970
Default

Looking at the online drawing the part looks much different (wider) than the original. Seems to me it would take quite a bit of alteration to make it fit especially if the original has already been installed. I'm thinking if I want to add a lock I'll drill a hole in the tab on the latch and use a padlock.
__________________
Turner Billingsley
RV-14A FLYING!!
https://turnerb14a.blogspot.com/
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-26-2018, 10:59 AM
iamtheari iamtheari is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: ND
Posts: 305
Default

Two questions. First, how do you open the canopy from the outside? Second, what is the real advantage? I'm all for upgrades to my RV-14, but I'm not sure from what I see of this latch that it is a meaningful improvement.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-26-2018, 11:41 AM
Erimo's Avatar
Erimo Erimo is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Marcoussis, France
Posts: 106
Default

I installed it on my RV14 QB. It requested some arrangements due to Van's latch already installed on QB. I had to well position the cutting and holes, but I love the final result.







__________________
Eric
RV 14A - #140252 - Flying
France
2018 dues paid
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-26-2018, 01:50 PM
control control is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Posts: 672
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by iamtheari View Post
Two questions. First, how do you open the canopy from the outside? Second, what is the real advantage? I'm all for upgrades to my RV-14, but I'm not sure from what I see of this latch that it is a meaningful improvement.
You get a solution that looks way better, like they say on JDAIR: "With this latch there are no parts extruding from the aircraft skin, it's a flush mount system. Simply push in on the forward part of the latch to release the main latch handle."
__________________
RV-14 kit #140138
Flight testing
Http://magnusrv.blogspot.se
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 12-26-2018, 02:25 PM
MED MED is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Aiken, SC
Posts: 394
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Erimo View Post
I installed it on my RV14 QB. It requested some arrangements due to Van's latch already installed on QB. I had to well position the cutting and holes, but I love the final result.
I appears you did not install the key lock portion of the latch, or maybe not yet. How will you lock the canopy without it?
__________________
MED
140236
N435MD
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 12-26-2018, 03:36 PM
iamtheari iamtheari is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: ND
Posts: 305
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by control View Post
You get a solution that looks way better, like they say on JDAIR: "With this latch there are no parts extruding from the aircraft skin, it's a flush mount system. Simply push in on the forward part of the latch to release the main latch handle."
The part that protrudes from the skin with the stock setup is pretty minimal, isn't it?
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 12-26-2018, 04:26 PM
jdmrv7a jdmrv7a is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: DFW
Posts: 22
Default

Eric,
Is the template that is taped to your fuselage a 1:1 scale drawing? If so, can you post a .pdf copy so I can review. Many Thanks for the pics.
__________________
RV14-A QB
Flying after 1200 build hours
New Lycoming IO390 X, HZ CS 2 Blade,
Garmin Dual G3X 460, GTN 625, A/P 507,
GTR 200 and 20 COMM's, 245 audio, GTX 45R

Repairman Certificate
Last 20 years: Commander 114 & PA28
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:56 PM.


The VAFForums come to you courtesy Delta Romeo, LLC. By viewing and participating in them you agree to build your plane using standardized methods and practices and to fly it safely and in accordance with the laws governing the country you are located in.