My SB 14-12-06 experience
So, during our condition inspection I checked the bearing bracket brace for cracks, as usual... and there it was. A big ol' horizontal crack. Nuts!
So, for whoever at Van's designed this particular part of the airplane... I'm really sorry for all the bad things I said. Heat of battle and all that, you know. I'm sure it's simple to install all this stuff while the airplane is being built, and you never imagined some wheezing, sweating, chubby old guy would have to spend a couple hours contorted into a VERY uncomfortable position to drill it out and replace it.
I don't know how widespread these cracks are, but it was pretty impressive and I'm glad I was checking it every year per the SB.
RV-12 # 222 N980KM "Screamin' Canary" (bought flying)
Fisher Celebrity (under construction)
Previous RV-7 project (sold)