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Old 08-04-2020, 12:37 PM
Turbo911 Turbo911 is offline
 
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Default Aveo ZipTips

I have decided to go the route of Aveo ZipTips for lighting on my RV14-A. I contacted Van's to inquire about have the leading edge skins of the wings changed to not have the leading edge cutout for the landing lights. The ziptips do not need that cutout.

Van's has agreed to this modification with the following stipulations. I need to note on the drawings that they provided me (part number W-0001-L and W-0001-R) what exactly I wanted. The cost would be $100 per skin and they would run the skins in November 2020. I was satisfied with their response, so I have moved ahead with this as it works with my build schedule.

You can delete parts W-00017 - qty (2) which are the brackets for the landing lights. I also deleted the fiberglass wing tips at $247 ea. You can also delete W-00014 & W-00018 which are the lenses and nut plate bracket.

Lighting is a personal preference to me and this is the route I choose for my plane. If you are considering ZipTips, the option for deleting the cutouts and associated holes in the leading edge is now available. My belief is that if enough people go this route, it will pave the way for this to become a standard option for both the 14 and the 10.

The ZipTip option is more expensive than other lighting options, so it is not for everyone. By my calculations, it is about $700 more that Aero plus $200 if you want the leading edge cutouts removed.

Just my $0.02
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Old 04-21-2021, 05:16 AM
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Hi, Kurt -- any updates on how this turned out? I'm about to order my SB wing kit, and I'm planning on using the ZipTips also. I'd definitely like to order my leading edge skins without the cutouts as well. Any thoughts, advice, things you'd do differently, etc?
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Old 04-21-2021, 06:34 AM
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On my -10 kit, I just told them to delete the tips. They said that the leading edge holes would have to be cut manually so I guess they donít include them on the 10 automatically.....
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Old 04-21-2021, 06:02 PM
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Default 10 vs 14

The 14 has the cutouts as standard, I was not able to eliminate then when I requested Vans to do this several years ago. The 10 they are not cut so no issue there.
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Old 04-24-2021, 02:35 PM
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this week I was working on it and it is very easy you just have to cut a little
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Old 04-24-2021, 04:15 PM
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The 14 has the cutouts as standard, I was not able to eliminate then when I requested Vans to do this several years ago. The 10 they are not cut so no issue there.
Is the -10 wing skin the same as on the -14 except they don't cut the leading edge? I was under the impression that the -14 wing was the same as the -10 wing.
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Old 04-24-2021, 05:25 PM
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Is the -10 wing skin the same as on the -14 except they don't cut the leading edge? I was under the impression that the -14 wing was the same as the -10 wing.
The -10's wing is longer than the -14's.
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Old 04-25-2021, 07:31 AM
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this week I was working on it and it is very easy you just have to cut a little
I see in the picture that you filled in the existing LE landing light cutout. I am faced with the same problem and wonder if you could give us a rundown on the process of how you did that. Perhaps some detailed pictures. Thanks.
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Old 04-25-2021, 07:47 AM
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I'm of the opinion that you can't have too much light - especially for us older pilots that still fly at night.

On my RV-10 under construction, we have used the AeroSun VX in the tips, plus we have added the RV-10/14 leading edge lights - using the Baja Designs Squadron Pro mounted on Duckworks brackets.

At the very least, you could run wiring provision for the leading edge lights. if you find that the ZipTips or the AeroSun lights don't provide enough illumination., it would then be easy to add additional lights.

Another use of the leading edge hole and lens is to mount a video camera. We did that on our RV-7A on one side, with an HID light on the other.
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Old 04-25-2021, 07:54 AM
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