Brief Description: Flightline AC Evaporator to Overhead transition wo
Monday Feb 18th, 2013 (2 hours) the overhead from Geoff Combs – Aerosport Products arrived and I quickly jumped into looking at what it was going to take for the evaporator and overhead to be joined. Not an easy project by no means since the evaporator isnt designed with this type if install in mind. The evaporator is originally designed for use in the Lancair airplanes mounted on the interior bulkhead. All other RV10′s have the evaporator installed aft of the baggage bulkhead on the AC tray. Although this does make for a very good looking package with it being mounted on the AC tray, less than good efficiency was coming from the system this way. Now back to the task at hand, I decided the best way to approach making a transition form the evaporator to the overhead was to trim out the differnce from the overhead the amount that the evaporator sticks out from the baulkhead. This came to about 6 inches and I decided to add three more inches thinking this might be far enough in front of the evaoprtor to make the inlet air ramps fit. I will need to trim out more as it turns out. I then fitted the overhead to the cabin top and lets just say that Geoff did a fantastic job on the overhead, fits very well. I am in the process of making a shroud that can act as a back plate that will wrap around the evaporator front face and sides. I will then match the shroud to the cabin top and cut out the two air exhaust holes that match to the evaporator. I am hoping this will act as the “back wall” to the tranisiton.