Originally Posted by JwWright57
Hey Scott - when I was reading the startup documentation for my kit it made mention of checking online for future updates. Not to nitpick but shouldn't the most recent plans be those? Not plans someone might have saved on their desktop?
Yes, but Revisions are not always posted to the web site if the only changes to a section were related to a design enhancement or improvement (as in this case changing to flush rivets under the wing walk).
If it were issued as a general revision (implying that all aircraft should be modified) everyone who has already received a wing kit would not have the proper rivets in their kit to be able to comply.
Van's doesn't ship parts to all builders because of a product improvement,but does reserve the right to continue improving the design.
So in this case, the plans with the revision change went out to builders that also received the proper rivets in their kit, there just happened to be an oversight that the plans weren't revised in Section 15 for both the left and
R wing. This was likely because all the other RV kits have L & R wings that are mirror images of each other so the plans actually only cover building one wing (you just do the same work in mirror image for the other one). On the RV-12, each wing is slightly different so there are separate build steps for each.