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Old 03-18-2015, 11:23 PM
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Default RV-8 rear cabin heat diverter manifold

The RV8 cabin can be too hot in the front and too cold in the back.

I made this low profile manifold that will fit behind the brake pedals at full extension. 1 1/4 scat tube sends the air back to vents beside the front seat to blow directly on the back seaters feet! It works great. I also warm my hands with it.

The manifold has a bare-toe-operated door, I usually keep it closed, could prolly eliminate it. The heater valve is still there on the engine side, but I did have to trim down the short valve outlet pipe flush with the firewall.

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Old 03-18-2015, 11:32 PM
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That's really great. Our back cockpit is COLD!
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Old 03-18-2015, 11:36 PM
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Default Sheet metal template drawing

Here's a pattern template case anyone wants to make one.

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Old 03-19-2015, 12:27 PM
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WOW;
I surrendered to providing blanket, electric jacket liner, leather flight helmet, ski gloves, scarf, snowmobile suit....
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Old 03-19-2015, 01:24 PM
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Default Look at picture #1

It may just be the picture but it does appear there is air in the clear brake line. George
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Old 03-19-2015, 03:39 PM
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Heated seats, front and rear ;-)
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Old 03-22-2015, 08:11 PM
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Default Needs more heat

Yes! Heated seats are awesome!! I also have electric heated seats front and rear. And 2 heat muffs plumbed in series. Now I have LOTS of heat!!

But before that I had only one heat muff dumping air thru the firewall at my toes. One spring trip I took off from a warm Idaho Falls on a 4 hour flight over the Sierra into the setting sun. At altitude, I lost the warm air and the solar heating, and it became REALLY COLD. Combined with the thin air at high altitude it was just miserable. I think if I would have had a rear passenger on that flight they would have become a human popsicle.

I do carry warm clothes in the plane for emergencies, but I don't want to wear them all or be fussing with adding/removing layers in flight. The heating flexibility is nice to have!

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