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Old 11-15-2021, 02:55 PM
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Default Cessna KM610-64 Oil Door Latch and Hinge

I know a lot of builders have done this conversion. I am about finished with my conversion (see mockup with Cessna door attached for adjustment of the aluminum reinforced latch catch on the cowl), but am wondering if two latches might be wise. I found a thread where somebody used two latches, but can't find the thread again to ask. Overkill? Anybody do this conversion and use one catch in the center like on the C172?
Thanks, in advance, as usual.
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Old 11-15-2021, 02:59 PM
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Old 11-15-2021, 03:03 PM
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Default Latch - Oil Door

I have two cessna latches on my RV9. 9 years and 600 hours later and it still works great. Will be putting two latches on the 14 under construction.
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That looks nice. I also like the RV14 oil door hinge. Thatís what Iím putting on my RV6 (build).
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Old 11-15-2021, 03:06 PM
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I have two cessna latches on my RV9. 9 years and 600 hours later and it still works great. Will be putting two latches on the 14 under construction.
Thanks Jim. I guess since you are doing the same on your -14, you think two is not overkill?
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Old 11-15-2021, 03:09 PM
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That looks nice. I also like the RV14 oil door hinge. Thatís what Iím putting on my RV6 (build).
I decided against the Van's hinge only because it lacks a spring. The spring is nice for keeping the door open while checking oil. It also pops the door up a bit after pushing the release button.
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I elected to keep my plane lite. Only used one of those push button releases.
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The Cessna door looks like it may be harder to install the cowl pins. Do you plan on doing Camlocks? I find the standard door is just big enough to work the cowl pins in.
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I elected to keep my plane lite. Only used one of those push button releases.
Do you find that one latch keeps the door closed well?
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