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Old 10-12-2012, 06:11 PM
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Default RV-12 landing gear analysis: Update Oct 12, 2012

From the factory:

http://www.vansaircraft.com/images/o...pdate10-12.pdf


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Old 10-12-2012, 08:38 PM
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A retro fit for painted planes could be coming?

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Old 10-12-2012, 09:41 PM
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It actually looks like that would be almost all be hidden by the wing.
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Old 10-12-2012, 11:13 PM
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Thanks for posting this notice. I am still at a point where I can flip the fuselage and drill out the 8 rivets.

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Old 10-12-2012, 11:46 PM
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Van's team of engineers and kit developers. This notice will help us to make a better and safer aircraft. Thanks, Van's people, for getting to this asap.
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Old 10-13-2012, 05:42 AM
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A retro fit for painted planes could be coming?

Ouch!

Oh boy, looks like maybe a big doubler is headed our way. Get out your drills and rivet guns boys and girls! And paint guns too......?

(Just thought I would be the first to start the speculation.)

On a more serious note - I'm guessing the recent announcement from the mother ship is having an influence on this issue. I'm sure Van's wants to put this problem to bed with a robust fix that dispels any chatter about any sort of weakness in the RV-12 airframe. So even if the short term fallout for owners of completed airplanes involves the inconvenience of some retrofit work, the long term result will be positive in that we will have a stronger airplane and a better resale value.
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Old 10-13-2012, 07:44 AM
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it may not be an SB but rather a fix for those that have wrinkled skin (in that hidden area). many of us with lots of hours have nothing to fix. I would hope that completing an SB would be more important than fixing something damaged in terms of resale. Of course it would also be nice if the fix included their conclusion of what caused the issue in the first place...landings? braking?
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Old 10-13-2012, 07:54 AM
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Once you're a builder, you're a builder for life ... not my intention during my 3 year build ...
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Old 10-13-2012, 08:26 AM
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Several have made their own similar doublers already. Ron Russ actually put his on the INSIDE of the fuse. No paint problems other than rivet heads, and they are hidden by the wing when installed.
I am happy to see the doubler shown by Vans, will be a snap to install on mine at my stage of construction.
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Once you're a builder, you're a builder for life ... not my intention during my 3 year build ...
And with certified aircraft, you are a payer for life.................
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