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Old 02-01-2017, 10:24 PM
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Default Van's offers RV-12 AOA kit

http://vansaircraft.com/pdf/Notifica...2016-12-14.pdf

Van's is offering a kit to add AOA to your RV-12 if you have not already done so, with factory blessing.
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Old 02-02-2017, 08:01 AM
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Excellent offering. Many of us have already installed AOAs on RV-12s. Should be a must add for new builds. Great move Van's!
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Old 02-02-2017, 08:46 AM
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Default directions are confusing.........

is it just me, or does this make no sense?

as a -9a driver that wants to send AoA to my D-10a, I plan to use the same type port.
it IS in about the same spot as previous empirical installations by the smart -12 guys!...as far as I can tell.

what is confusing is all these templates and brackets....what the heck are they for? It SOUNDS like it's just a rivet in the lower skin, but then there's some big fancy tube and angled bracket.

....I await the feedback from the braintrust with great anticipation!
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Old 02-02-2017, 09:12 AM
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About 90% of those install instructions involve installing the AOA line in the wing root so it will disconnect and re-connect when the wings are removed and re-installed. That's RV-12 specific. I just used a quarter-turn quick disconnect fitting, so there's an extra step to removing and re-installing my wings. Since that's a two-person job anyway, it's not a lot of extra hassle.
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Old 02-02-2017, 09:13 AM
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is it just me, or does this make no sense?

as a -9a driver that wants to send AoA to my D-10a, I plan to use the same type port.
it IS in about the same spot as previous empirical installations by the smart -12 guys!...as far as I can tell.

what is confusing is all these templates and brackets....what the heck are they for? It SOUNDS like it's just a rivet in the lower skin, but then there's some big fancy tube and angled bracket.

....I await the feedback from the braintrust with great anticipation!
Your RV-9 doesn't have wings that remove in 2 minutes...... The RV-12 does.
The templates are for installing a passive interconnect for the AOA sense line.
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Old 02-02-2017, 09:20 AM
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I went to Van's site and couldn't find this listed. I will order two for planes we have in progress (wish I had seen this a month ago before we finished the wing of one of them, need the other soon.) Nothing came up when I searched for RV-12 AOA RETRO Kit. Any ideas here? How much are they?

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Old 02-02-2017, 09:44 AM
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I went to Van's site and couldn't find this listed. I will order two for planes we have in progress (wish I had seen this a month ago before we finished the wing of one of them, need the other soon.) Nothing came up when I searched for RV-12 AOA RETRO Kit. Any ideas here? How much are they?

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Old 02-02-2017, 11:24 AM
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Hey, they used my idea! I think they should compensate me by giving me a free aircraft kit. an RV-9 would be nice.
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Old 02-02-2017, 11:35 AM
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Hey, they used my idea! I think they should compensate me by giving me a free aircraft kit. an RV-9 would be nice.
Ha, ha!! Your idea.... YES. Your simple $10 implementation... Hmmm, not even close!!
But seriously, happy that Van's is offering the AOA option. Another tool to add some safety margin.
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Old 02-02-2017, 11:56 AM
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Hey, they used my idea! I think they should compensate me by giving me a free aircraft kit. an RV-9 would be nice.
Well, I would sure hope they at least send you something nice for coming up with it. I know I certainly owe you a beer or two.
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