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Old 06-05-2022, 08:54 AM
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Default Flap motor retrofit

I would like to hear some feedback from anyone who has installed Vans retrofit flap motor kit in the 10.
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Old 06-05-2022, 05:02 PM
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I started it yesterday. Removed the old flap motor, drilled out the old mount, prepped and primed the new parts in the kit. 1.5 hrs or so, so far. Seems pretty well documented.
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Old 06-05-2022, 06:35 PM
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What is the reason they made this change?
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Old 06-05-2022, 08:50 PM
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It's my understanding they went to a flat motor with internal position indicator as opposed to an external position indicator and motor. I'm not flying so I'm just making the change now since they're shipping these with the new kits. If I was flying I probably would not make the change.
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Old 06-06-2022, 09:27 AM
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What is the reason they made this change?
https://vansairforce.net/community/s...d.php?t=206442

Good product, planed to go this route until the change.

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Old 06-06-2022, 10:07 AM
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Default Flap position system options (retrofit)

I have the original RV-10 flap motor, and the Show Planes flap positioning system (FPS). Apparently, the FPS doesn't work with the retrofit motor (according to https://store.vansaircraft.com/rv-10...os-swv-10.html).

What are the popular options for a retrofit flap positioning system (-3/0/half/full) compatible with the flap motor retrofit kit from Van's?

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Old 06-06-2022, 11:01 AM
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I have the original RV-10 flap motor, and the Show Planes flap positioning system (FPS). Apparently, the FPS doesn't work with the retrofit motor (according to https://store.vansaircraft.com/rv-10...os-swv-10.html).

What are the popular options for a retrofit flap positioning system (-3/0/half/full) compatible with the flap motor retrofit kit from Van's?

Thanks,

Tim
The new flap motor from Vans has a built in position sensor so there is no need for an external one.
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Old 06-06-2022, 12:57 PM
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It's my understanding they went to a flat motor with internal position indicator as opposed to an external position indicator and motor. I'm not flying so I'm just making the change now since they're shipping these with the new kits. If I was flying I probably would not make the change.
Thank you.

Do you guys know if this new sensor works well with the VPX?
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Old 06-07-2022, 06:06 AM
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The new flap motor from Vans has a built in position sensor so there is no need for an external one.
That was not my question.
- The fact that the new flap motor has a built in position *sensor* means we don't need an external flap position *sensor* to drive the flap display on the EFIS. That's nice.
- If we want a flap *controller* to set the flaps at various presets such as -3/0/half/full (that's the job of the FPS) we need something in addition to the flap motor retrofit. Van's says the existing FPS (which I have) won't work with the new motor.
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Old 06-07-2022, 07:04 AM
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The FPS is built into the new motor. No ray Allen or other external FPS needed. The three wires from the old external FPS are on the motor in addition to the power wires. The flap switch controls the position.
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