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Old 12-25-2021, 12:02 PM
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Default Help Identify This Part?

Can anyone help me identify this trim indicator? I think it may be a Ray Allen, but the new ones on their website don't look the same. Mine is flickering and I may need to replace it. The builder's documentation is very, very thorough, but of course, this seems to be the one part it does not mention!

I did find this post which is helpful: https://vansairforce.net/community/s...ad.php?t=82823

Also if anyone has an email address for them, I'd like to contact them but could only find a phone number on their website.

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Old 12-25-2021, 12:25 PM
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I suggest you post a note to buy one. They come with every trim kit, but many people no longer use them as the trim servos read out on their EFIS display.

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Old 12-25-2021, 12:47 PM
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I have a new trim indicator sitting in the box that I don't plan on using. It does look like it might be a slightly different face plate size than yours though. If you want the same form factor to drop back into the existing space, you may need to just get Ray Allen to refurb yours. I think they do it for very little cost. If you think the new one will work, I'm happy to send it to you for a donation to VAF and the cost of shipping.
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Old 12-25-2021, 01:56 PM
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The one in the post above is the newest version ----- as far as I know.

The one in the OP is a generation before that.

The new one should fit with minimum work, I believe the wiring is the same.
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Old 12-25-2021, 02:54 PM
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That is the older style RAC (Ray Allen) Servo trim indicator. There is a newer style color indicator, same wiring.

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Old 01-02-2022, 07:41 PM
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Thank you guys. This community is incredibly helpful!

When I went to remove the indicator in the hangar today, both the top and bottom little black screws just spun and spun... I couldn't easily peek behind there to see what's going on from the other side. Is there something weird with how this indicator installs? Is it not just the two screws on the face plate? Anyone have experience removing/installing one of these?

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Old 01-02-2022, 08:07 PM
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Thank you guys. This community is incredibly helpful!
When I went to remove the indicator in the hangar today, both the top and bottom little black screws just spun and spun... I couldn't easily peek behind there to see what's going on from the other side. Is there something weird with how this indicator installs? Is it not just the two screws on the face plate? Anyone have experience removing/installing one of these?
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I believe it is just the two screws. But if yours is like mine, the screws have nuts, not nut plates.
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Old 01-03-2022, 09:09 AM
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Default Ray Allen Indicator

I have two of the older style like in your picture. They were just removed from my 6 during a recent panel upgrade. They were working fine when removed. If you still need one just email or PM your address and I’ll send you one.
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