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Old 07-28-2017, 01:35 AM
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Default Engine/prop fW-forward for an RV14?

Planning to order engine/prop within the next few weeks to take advantage of Vans show pricing. Please help me validate my choices:

YIO-390-A3B6 is a given, of course I would like the Thunderbolt version but I just cannot afford it... I plan to order the EIS, any reason to choose anything else than E-MAG?

Next, should I just go with the suggested 72” or should I take the 74 version? As I understand it, the clearance should not be a concern (I always land 3-point or very tail-low)?

Am I correct in thinking that with these aluminium blender airfoil versions, I do not need anything else, the mounting hardware comes with the prop, the spinner in the kit works and the hub/governor comes with the engine?

Then there is the question of what else needs to be ordered, FW-forward package, servo kits, fuse module... stick grips... and so on but that will get itīs own post
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Old 07-28-2017, 06:33 AM
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The governor comes with the FWF kit and not the engine. You can get 1 E-Mag and 1 magneto or 2 magnetos, or 1 E-Mag and nothing. They won't sell or set up for a dual E-Mag setup but will remove the test run magneto then install the shorter studs for the second E-Mag if you are sure you want to go that way and credit I think $500 for not having the magneto installed. Not sure about the factory alum Hartzell prop, I went a different way.
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Old 07-28-2017, 07:15 AM
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Chris, which prop did you go with and why if you dont mind?
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Old 07-28-2017, 07:25 AM
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My thoughts:
- 74" Hartzell blended airfoil from Van's (and the prop/engine discount).
- Get the engine deal for one pMag and nothing on the other side (but set up for you to install the second pMag). You get $500 credit for not getting the one mag.
- I don't buy the Van's firewall forward kit as I prefer different components, such as the PCU-5000X prop governor, the Airflow Systems 2006X oil cooler, B&C alternator, B&C vacuum pad back up alternator, etc.

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Old 07-28-2017, 07:30 AM
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Don't want to steal Magnus' thread but I ordered the Whirlwind 74RV HRT after Sun N Fun and should have it in a couple of weeks. I wanted to go with composite and didn't want to pay $13K for the Hartzell. Nothing against the aluminum Hartzell, I just wanted to embrace the "experimental" thing a little more. I flew behind composite props for 6000+ hours on turbo prop planes 20 years ago and am pretty comfortable they are plenty rugged for us.
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Old 07-28-2017, 08:34 AM
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Thank you for the answers so far!

Is the FW-forward inventory list available somewhere?

I have not deleted any parts from previous kits but I think I will skip several things from this one. One thing I intend to do is to copy Tim Olsons throttle quadrant installation, I am also thinking about the nice CB panel from Steinair... so there will be some changes from Vans standard.
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Old 07-28-2017, 08:39 AM
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Magnus, can you PM me your email address? I have a copy of the FWF packing list as a PDF file.
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Old 07-28-2017, 03:57 PM
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Go with the Vettermans exhaust and have Vans keep theirs, even money.
Why? Bigger, thicker, better.
Also recommend A Specialties hydro and fuel lines.
Thicker, tighter, better.
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Old 07-28-2017, 10:22 PM
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Thanks to Chris for the list.

Already have the fuellines from ACS, looks great and will be installed soon. Good point, will check out what else they have for the FW forward part their
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