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Old 10-05-2018, 11:44 AM
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Default What happened to Van's engine gauges


A friend just had an overvolt and fried all his stock engine gauges.

The Van's web site shows them as no longer available...What gives?


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Old 10-05-2018, 11:50 AM
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Did you try asking Vans?
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Old 10-05-2018, 05:50 PM
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Default Chief aircraft

I believe Chief has exactly the same instruments without the RV logo on them.

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Old 10-06-2018, 05:08 AM
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Originally Posted by tcone1 View Post
The Van's web site shows them as no longer available...What gives?
I suspect sales probably dropped to almost zero... almost everyone is installing an EFIS of some kind now.
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Old 10-06-2018, 07:50 AM
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On behalf of the traditionalist here, I bought the Van's engine gauges a few months ago, to go along with the new steam VFR gauges going in my -6, I think they are the same as the Chief gauges, don't give up the fight, build the airplane you want.
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Old 10-06-2018, 08:34 AM
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If anyone is interested, I do have several Vans gages that I did not use in my build. New and unused in the box: tach, fuel pressure, ammeter, CHT, EGT, and a fuel primer.
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Old 10-06-2018, 11:44 AM
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Default Vans guages available

I have two fuel level guages and a voltmeter with 10 hrs on them on the shelf.
also, an MGL RV-1 tach and Gmeter if interested.
Larry DeCamp
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