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Old 12-13-2021, 04:50 AM
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Default Door and Lock Mods

Keeping ahead of the build. Looking at the different options for doors and locks.

There appear to be several post kit adaptions to the locks and doors which is to be expected as the RV10 is now a rather mature kit.

I have had a quick look about, but would like real life recommends and appraisals to see if any are 'must do' or 'would like'.

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Old 12-13-2021, 06:03 AM
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I am using the Aerosport low profile handle, which enables you also to install a lock. happy with the result!
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Old 12-13-2021, 08:03 AM
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I am using the Aerosport low profile handle, which enables you also to install a lock. happy with the result!
Same here, took a little tweaking for the locks but happy with the result.
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Old 12-13-2021, 08:10 AM
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Aerosport handles and planearound third latch.

Personally, I think the planearound latch should be standard equipment…
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Old 12-13-2021, 10:26 AM
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Starting on the doors this week. I’m using the Aerosport flush door handles and the plane around 3rd latch. There are a few ways to install I’m trying to juggle which is the easiest and least painfull!

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Old 12-13-2021, 06:38 PM
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I also installed both the AeroSport door handles with locks and the Plane-Around 180 3rd latch. I agree that the Plane-Around cam latch should be standard on the RV-10 to reduce possibility of losing a door.

One warning: If you are installing both, be sure to install the Plane-Around latch first, per the instructions (e.g. place the Van's latch operating mechanism where shown on the Van's drawings.) Then, install the exterior AeroSport door handle with lock. I made the mistake of moving the operating mechanism so that with the addition of the AeroSport handle lock it was centered in the pocket. Net result was that the short operating push tubes provided with the Plane-Around latch were the wrong length! I outsmarted myself by trying to install both modifications at the same time!
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Old 12-14-2021, 01:48 PM
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I have also seen some handles that are recessed into the door so were completely flush with the door. Does anyone know how that is accomplished? I can't find any pictures but saw a few at Oshkosh.

Anyone have any insight into that?
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Old 12-14-2021, 03:01 PM
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I have also seen some handles that are recessed into the door so were completely flush with the door. Does anyone know how that is accomplished? I can't find any pictures but saw a few at Oshkosh.

Anyone have any insight into that?
Here is a link you can try - http://www.hendricksmfg.com/installations.html

There is a builder at Synergy Air South that just installed these on his RV-10 doors. Nice looking, but I think it’s a bit complicated to get them to work with the PlaneAround latch. I agree that that latch ought to be standard on the 10.
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Old 12-14-2021, 05:02 PM
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Looks like Plane Around is the future....

Anyone UK bound soon who can put in their suitcase
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Old 12-14-2021, 06:38 PM
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Also agree planearound is a must.
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