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Old 01-28-2020, 07:51 PM
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Just curious, Greg, but is this update in any way related to the plane and the flight school that was looking for a new engine mount too, located in MD, that had some hard landings by a student and cracked the engine mount too, needing a new one, as no one else would touch welding up the old one and guaranteeing it, so you scrounged a new engine mount up for them, to get their school plane back in service?

Or is this a separate incident /plane?

Sort of wondering out loud, even with the really long drill bits, how access is going to be from the cockpit side to oil and drill through that new plate down there. I'm not the shortest guy around at 6' 5" or as flexible in the back as I once was, might have to hire a strong, small man to get in there to get 'er done.

Are the E-AB build guys with different engines and motor mounts going to get to have the same fun and games as the E-LSA crowd?
The 1700 hour airplane is not the same airplane you’re referring to.

Regardless of motor mount and engine the gear leg is the gear leg so this applies equally.

I can’t speak to your particular ability to reach the firewall to drill of course, but I don’t think you’ll have too much trouble.
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Old 01-28-2020, 07:52 PM
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Odd that there is no photos available of the failed part. When Sensenich prop hub failed they supplied photos...
We don’t have photos available that we can share of every issue. When we do, we tend to share them. Sorry we can’t help in this case.
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Old 01-28-2020, 07:55 PM
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So to be clear this is the only RV12 that this has happened to,not one more anywhere but a 1700 hr flight school RV12.??
Thanks.
Correct. This incident prompted us to perform a finite element analysis of the gear leg and we determined in the interest of safety based on the results that the proper course of action was to change the design and issue the service bulletin. We recognize the inconvenience, and do not take it lightly.
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Old 01-28-2020, 08:32 PM
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There surely must be a NDI inspection available like Eddy current inspection, or Fluorescent Penetrant inspection.
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Old 01-28-2020, 09:25 PM
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What does “at or before the next annual condition inspection” really mean? I just finished my first annual inspection, my aircraft has 40 hours on it. Can I wait until the next annual?
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What does “at or before the next annual condition inspection” really mean? I just finished my first annual inspection, my aircraft has 40 hours on it. Can I wait until the next annual?
Yes, you can wait. Your inspection was completed before the announcement, but the modifications will be due before or at your next annual inspection in Dec or Jan 2021.

It's the people who have not completed their inspections before month end of Jan and today's announcement, as well as everyone else with an annual inspection any time this year, from 1-28-20 on. Unless there is a short grace period I am not aware of.
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What does “at or before the next annual condition inspection” really mean? I just finished my first annual inspection, my aircraft has 40 hours on it. Can I wait until the next annual?
Yes.

Plus a few more words for the forum.
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Old 01-28-2020, 11:17 PM
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Thanks Greg. And thanks to Van’s for managing the configuration so thoroughly. Not a better kit manufacturer on the planet.
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I recieved my finish kit in May. New style nose legs where shiped in june - just one month later. Seven months later there is the news, that I have to bring my brand new unused part to the junk yard. I wonder if there is any warranty.
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Old 01-29-2020, 07:28 AM
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Does Van's have new nose gear in stock to cover large quantity of orders from hundreds of flying legacy 12's?
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