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Old 04-21-2017, 09:41 AM
Lindyshambaugh Lindyshambaugh is offline
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Is anyone aware of a maker of center consoles (arm rest, storage, etc.) for RV-14s? Thanks...Lindy
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Old 04-23-2017, 04:47 AM
Aussieflyer Aussieflyer is offline
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Default Highly recommended addition to the build

It makes absolute sense to have a centre arm rest/consul. Very useful for stowing those items you need to get to easily and frequently. Not sure why Van's have not included this in the kit. With their facilities it would be very simple to fabricate. Makes getting in and out of the cabin so much easier - a place for the hand to provide support both getting in and out.

We made ours up using stiff cardboard and tape. When it was fabricated to the design we wanted, we took it to a sheet metal shop and they folded it up, didn't cost that much. It easily secures to the floor using existing anchor nuts already installed.
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Old 04-23-2017, 06:04 AM
Tom023 Tom023 is offline
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Alan, can you post a pic?
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Old 04-23-2017, 03:18 PM
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I went to Walmart and bought a cookie canister, covered the exterior with vinyl letherette, padded the cover and voila a removable center console. I'll post some pics when we get the plane back from the paint shop.
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Old 04-23-2017, 04:54 PM
Dustyone Dustyone is offline
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Default photos of Centre Console

Alan's RV-14A Centre Console

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Old 04-23-2017, 08:18 PM
mturnerb mturnerb is online now
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Originally Posted by Dustyone View Post
Alan's RV-14A Centre Console

Looks like a business opportunity to me...
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