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Old 08-20-2015, 12:30 PM
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I need 3 door switches for my -10. Anyone have extras laying around?

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Old 08-20-2015, 04:56 PM
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I need 3 door switches for my -10. Anyone have extras laying around?

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I'm may have some. Let me check when I go to the hangar tomorrow.

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Old 08-22-2015, 09:21 AM
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3 switches? - must be a story there!
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Old 08-22-2015, 02:54 PM
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3 switches? - must be a story there!
Nothing exciting, I bought the plane but there was only one door switch for the passenger rear door pin - the one that's hard for the pilot to check. Since the wires are there, I thought I'd go ahead and install the other switches, being safety conscience and all...... ;-)

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Old 08-22-2015, 08:38 PM
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I'm may have some. Let me check when I go to the hangar tomorrow.

Bob
I apologize, but I forgot to check when I was at the hangar. I'll be back there in a few days.
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Old 08-23-2015, 09:01 AM
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Nothing exciting, I bought the plane but there was only one door switch for the passenger rear door pin - the one that's hard for the pilot to check. Since the wires are there, I thought I'd go ahead and install the other switches, being safety conscience and all...... ;-)
Unbelievable!
A builder went through the trouble of installing wires and stopped short of completing the installation with the switches provided in the kit.

This is a good story!

You'll love the RV 10 and your decision to install the switches is a very smart one.
There are lots of debates on the RV-10 door design. I love my doors and have the lights installed but not the center latch.
Visually ensuring that the doors are closed before every take off and having the light indications for a double check will go a long way to keep you from loosing them.
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Old 08-23-2015, 04:29 PM
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Interestingly, the one door switch already saved the day when we were taking off and the audible warning came on. On the 900X panel, a small warning light comes on the PFD if the door switch isn't contacted. At a higher speed an audible warning chime starts.

We often taxi with the door held partially open for cooling, so I'm used to seeing the warning light. Just before takeoff we close the doors, then I look over at the MFD to check the engine instruments for "gages green". I went to full throttle and was rolling down the runway when the warning chime started.

I checked my engine instruments first, then checked my door handle was down (at the time I didn't know that there were no switches on my door). Then I looked over at my wife's door handle and verified it was down. Then I noticed a thin strip of daylight at the bottom of her door...... The front pin was in but not the back. There is no center latch on my -10.

By that time the nose was starting to get light and the runway (2713' long) was getting close to half way used up. I pulled the throttle and was able to stop without too much stress. Now I not only verify that handles are down but the lights are out too. So now I'm thinking that it would be a good thing to install the other switches....

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Old 08-23-2015, 11:10 PM
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So now I'm thinking that it would be a good thing to install the other switches....
Mandatory in my opinion......
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Old 08-24-2015, 11:28 AM
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This is a run up area check list item for me, "Doors latched", which means I look at the handle and its latch, and at the front and aft lower corner of each door. It's pretty obvious if a pin is outside; only takes a few seconds. Then I check the warning lights are off.
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