CENTER  CONSOLE

for the RV-6, RV-7, & RV-9

 

 

 

  

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This console adds a very nice finishing touch to your pride and joy.  It is also nice to look at and makes the cabin more comfortable!

 

These consoles are designed to be installed in Van's Aircraft models RV6 , RV7, & RV9 EXPERIMENTAL aircraft ONLY.  Suitability, Safety & Compatibility for the installation & usage of the consoles are the sole responsibility of the builder and or installer.  Installation of any products on this site is at the builder and/or installer’s own risk and discretion. We / I do not accept responsibility for improper use or installation of our products.

 

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- The consoles have been improved.  They are now laser cut and made with a more automated process.

- I am also now offering the consoles in kit form for the RV7 and RV9. This kit is much like the Vans pre punched kits.

 

You can simply cleco the parts together right out of the box.

- We are also offering the consoles completely assembled but un-upholstered.  See the price list at the bottom of this page for details.

 

 

FEATURES

Facts About the Center Console

Mounts easily in a finished or unfinished RV-6(a), RV-7(a), RV-9(a)

Replaces your existing tunnel cover

Several options available to meet your needs and personal taste.

Can be removed with only a few screws so you can still lie across your seats to get under your panel

Includes an inspection cover on the side to access your throttle Quadrant and fuel valve (if included)

Switches can be easily added to the console for easy access during flight

200 cubic inches of storage space under the arm rest

Storage dimensions are approximately 10” x 10” x 2”.

Console can still be used even if you are still using the panel mounted “plunger” style engine control cables.

Several console options are currently available:

  - Just the console/armrest with no cutout for the Throttle Quadrant.

  - The console with a 2 or 3 lever Quadrant.

  - The fuel valve can be either Van’s standard valve with a handle extension, or the Andair type.

 

If you choose to use the fuel valve option, you can either use your original valve supplied by Van’s in the kit with an extension kit, or choose to upgrade to the Andair locking selector valve.

 

This console adds a very nice finishing touch to your pride and joy.. It is nice to look at and makes the cabin more comfortable in my opinion.

 

RV6(a) Considerations:

RV6’s will not be able to use the console if they are using the manual flap lever. You would have to upgrade to electric flaps.

 

Future Products

I will be coming out with a simple armrest similar to what you would find in a captains chair in a van. I also have a simple center console that is only as long as the armrest itself coming soon.

 

 

Upholstery 

    The upholstery is done by Flight Line Interiors.  There are several choices of fabric or high quality vinyl that can be used.  We can get samples to you, or I can put you in touch with Abby at Flight Line.  You can also go to our Upholstery samples link (CLICK HERE) to see some of what is available. 

 

The photo on the web site shows the console in my RV7A.  It is not complete in this picture because the hinged compartment cover of the console is not yet upholstered.  This will actually look just like the side armrests when finished, and will open to gain access to your storage compartment. 

 

I had also not mounted the throttle friction lock, nor had I mounted the cables.  The fabric on the forward side had not been completely attached yet either.  Just in case you noticed those things in the photo, I thought I'd bring them up.

 

DIMENSIONS 

The dimensions are as follows:  3" wide x 11" high at the arm rest x 8" above the spar at the throttle Quad.  (not including the throttle lever itself) X 31" long (which is the distance from the flap motor housing to the forward lip at the bottom of the panel.  This will fit right in with no modification to your fuselage.  One thing to note is that the forward top of the console (above the fuel valve) is 1-1/2" below the bottom of a standard vans panel.  Our panel in the photos is a custom panel to allow for the desired instrument layout.  The 1-1/2 inch distance will allow for a spacer that will be able to house the traditional plunger style engine/prop controls or additional switches.  We will provide these spacers with the consoles on request.

 

Please note that if you order the fuel valve option, the valve stays in its original location.  The extension simply moves the selection lever up to console height. It is not recommended that you move your fuel lines up into the console. 

Any of the following consoles can have a fuel extension valve added to the order, or you may order a extension or non extension fuel valve separate.  I do sell just the fuel valve without the consoles as well. See chart at bottom for details:

Part Number

Description

Price

RV79C2VA_TQ0_KIT

Or

RV6C2VA_TQ0_KIT

Center Console Kit (you assemble). No cut out is provided for a throttle quadrant.

Does not include the throttle quadrant, fuel valve, or upholstery. See valve & upholstery choices below.

$250.00

RV79C2VA_TQ2-D_KIT

Or

RV6C2VA_TQ2-D_KIT

Center Console Kit (you assemble) including a 2 Lever DJM Throttle Quadrant (Throttle (Black) & Mixture (Red) Levers). See details of quadrant below.

Does not include the fuel valve, upholstery. See valve & upholstery choices below.

$405.00

RV79C2VA_TQ3-D_KIT

Or

RV6C2VA_TQ3-D_KIT

Center Console Kit (you assemble) including a 3 Lever DJM Throttle Quadrant (Throttle (Black) & Mixture (Red) & Prop (Blue) Levers). See details of quadrant below.

Does not include the fuel valve, upholstery. See valve & upholstery choices below.

$420.00

RV79C23VA_UPHOLSTERY

OR

RV6C23VA_UPHOLSTERY

Pre-Cut and Sewn Console Upholstery of your choice. Includes carpet lining for inside of console storage compartment.

To see Upholstery samples (CLICK HERE)

$90.00

  

 

DJM-TQ2

DJM 2 lever throttle quadrant.

$155.00

 

DJM-TQ3

DJM 3 lever throttle quadrant.

$170.00

 

 

We do accept Visa & Master Card via our Paypal account.  We prefer a personal check, cashiers check, or a money order if at all possible.

 

Please remember that there will be a lead time of 3 to 6 weeks at this time.

 

ALL orders, add $40 for shipping

 

 

MISC. NOTES for CLARIFICATION

If you choose to use the fuel valve option, you can choose one of these options :

    1.) Use your original valve supplied by Van’s in the kit with an extension kit.

    2.) Use an upgrade to the Andair locking selector valve.

 

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