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Old 10-02-2019, 04:33 PM
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Default Classic Aero RV-14 Side Panels

RV-14 Side Panels are here! The usual Classic Aero quality .. A new latch system, vent cover trim, and they even included tools and thick plastic drilling templates .. nice!

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Old 10-02-2019, 05:08 PM
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Looks really nice. Do you know how much weight will be added?
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Old 10-02-2019, 05:18 PM
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I can't wait to see what your cockpit looks like when they are all installed. Seems like a million rivets away from where I am...
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Old 10-02-2019, 06:08 PM
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What is the cost?
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Old 10-03-2019, 02:27 PM
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Please update post with pic once it installed. Also, curious to the colors you picked?

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Looks awesome
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Old 10-03-2019, 07:27 PM
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My side panels have just been dispatched today. Looking at the instructions I had no idea the installation would be that complex, but that's OK.
I've been waiting impatiently but I'm sure once they are installed it will have been worth it. The seats and carpet I already have are very well made.
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Old 10-04-2019, 12:37 PM
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Default Waiting & waiting for weight

I?m still waiting for my side panels. I am also interested it the weight of the kit. Anybody?
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Old 10-05-2019, 03:14 PM
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Holy rivet head, that new canopy latch looks stout. Like the red handle.
10,000 latching before overhaul.

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Old 10-10-2019, 10:19 PM
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Default Classic Aero latch system

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RV-14 Side Panels are here! The usual Classic Aero quality .. A new latch system
Is the latch a drop-in replacement for the original Van's latch? Is it different in design other than a nicer looking red knob?

If you have a chance to take a photo after installing the new latch (and before it is surrounded by the side panel) I'd like to see it. I might order it even if I don't install the side panels.

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Old 10-11-2019, 08:53 AM
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Is the latch a drop-in replacement for the original Van's latch? Is it different in design other than a nicer looking red knob?
It's not, the latch is part of an entirely new open and closing mechanism to accommodate the panels. The geometry is different, it wouldn't work as a drop in replacement.
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