Originally Posted by AllThumbs
. The RV-12 we flew had been carefully inspected and there was no visual indication on the nose fork of any stress or cracking.
Before we get a pile of replies: Yes we all knew about the SB. The plan was to replace with the new fork model at the next condition inspection.
If I am a RV12 owner, knowing this, I wouldn't be waiting for visible signs of a crack to do the SB given your experience.
Good post and good stuff to know. I am sure RV12 owners appreciate it.
As we know, some SB's are the factory covering their you know what for a one time event, some are arguably "no action required", and some are more like an AD in that they should be immediately dealt with. It is tough to know which is which sometimes.