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Old 06-12-2017, 03:57 PM
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Default Anti-Splat Nose Wheel Strut

I’m reading about “Anti-Splat” on other RV models with nose wheel. Apparently the nose strut can bend/buckle on some models if not treated with reasonable care. I know the original RV-12 nose fork has a SB for cracks but does anyone know of nose strut weakness? I think perhaps Van’s anticipated some heavy handedness with low-time pilots and made the nose strut beefier on the 12.
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Old 06-12-2017, 04:12 PM
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The 12 has a larger diameter nosewheel tire too.
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Old 06-12-2017, 06:37 PM
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The nose strut is unlikely to fail unless the nose fork touches the ground for some reason like a soft runway or nose first landing.
I think that Van's would make the nose strut stronger if they thought it needed it.
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Old 06-13-2017, 12:39 AM
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I'm sorry if this comes off as blunt or anything, and I really don't mean to ruffle any feathers. But... if you manage to fold up the nose gear on an RV-12 you may want to reconsider whether flying is for you.
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Old 06-13-2017, 11:15 AM
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Dale,

The best pilots occasionally have incidents. I wouldn't judge without knowing all the facts.

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Old 06-13-2017, 11:49 AM
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Think of it as insurance should you land off airport or on a grass strip that turns out to be quite bumpy. Jesse Saint's -6A landed off airport and he believes the AS Nose Job kept it from going over on its back (picks are posted in another thread).
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Old 06-13-2017, 12:51 PM
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:: shrug ::

OK. If you feel the need for it, then by all means go for it. Call me crazy, I don't wear a parachute either.
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Old 06-13-2017, 01:09 PM
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Alan doesn't make a device for the RV-12 because the nose gear design is nothing like any of the other RV's.
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Old 06-13-2017, 02:28 PM
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Default nose job 2

I'm probably wrong, but I believe the Anti-Splat "nose job 2" is sold for the RV-12.
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Old 06-13-2017, 02:42 PM
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I'm probably wrong, but I believe the Anti-Splat "nose job 2" is sold for the RV-12.
I wasn't aware.

If that is true, then at this point all I can do is laugh and shake my head.....
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