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Old 11-08-2018, 09:00 AM
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N804RV N804RV is offline
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Default Vent system

I recently bought a vent kit with the intention of providing eyeball vents for front and back seats via the NACA scoops in each wing.

Now that I have the fuselage kit, I see there is another vent kit included with it. How have others set up their vent systems? Do you use 4 NACA scoops and 4 eyeball vents?
Ken W.
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Old 11-08-2018, 09:21 AM
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I just used Vanís stock vent systems. Works fine even here in Texas.
Jim Averett
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Old 11-08-2018, 02:32 PM
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Originally Posted by flyinga View Post
I just used Vanís stock vent systems. Works fine even here in Texas.
+1 on the stock two vent set up. Add some insulation on the engine side of the firewall and you be even more comforable.

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Old 11-08-2018, 03:17 PM
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I added a second naca for the rear seat. I have two eye-ball vents next to the rear stick(one from each wing). I placed them in a way that I can reach behind me and open/close/position the vents. I just started flying, and it's cold in CO right now, I've not used them yet.
Aaron Miller
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Old 11-09-2018, 07:46 AM
Robert Anglin Robert Anglin is offline
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Default Me too.

We used the stock system, but did replace the plastic Van's registers with the up graded metal ones that close off a lot better. Hope this helps, Yours, R.E.A. III # 80888
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Old 11-09-2018, 12:05 PM
Berchmans Berchmans is offline
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Default Vent

I used the standard locations for the Vents, upgraded the plastic Eyeballs to the metal ones. The work great at regulating the airflow and look much better than the plastic ones. Your plane costs tens of thousands, use the good looking ones.
Burke Wick
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