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Old 05-19-2016, 05:09 PM
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Default damaged f-412 bulkhead

the tailwheel spring bar contacted and damaged the f-412 bulkhead, ( while moving it disassembled in a uhaul). has anyone repaired that bulkhead or should it be replaced?
Can it be purchased from Vans?

Thanks in advance for any info.
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Old 05-19-2016, 06:42 PM
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Kind of hard to help you determine if you can fix it if we don't know what it looks like. Can you post a pic? I realize this is your first post and may not know how to do that but it would help.

Vans does sell that part.

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Old 05-19-2016, 08:54 PM
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Thanks, here's my attempt to attach 3 pics.

If this doesn't work I'll try again.
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Old 05-19-2016, 09:06 PM
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Here's the link to my dropbox link with the pics.

https://www.dropbox.com/l/sh/mxa12DS4dfK5HqJ4nvy9Ks
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That appears to happen quite often while transporting with the tail feathers removed. I would remove and replace the damaged parts.
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Old 05-19-2016, 11:15 PM
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That happen because the bolts that hold the tail wheel assembly were not installed through the bulkhead. Very comon issue unfortunately. That bulkhead will need to be replaced. I would also check the next bulkhead too as that one also gets damaged most of the times with this type of issue. If it is just that bulkhead. It is not a hard fix. Good luck. If you dont know how to do it. Find an EAA chapter close to you or maybe askanother Rv builder for help.
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That happen because the bolts that hold the tail wheel assembly were not installed through the bulkhead. Very comon issue unfortunately. That bulkhead will need to be replaced. I would also check the next bulkhead too as that one also gets damaged most of the times with this type of issue. If it is just that bulkhead. It is not a hard fix. Good luck. If you dont know how to do it. Find an EAA chapter close to you or maybe askanother Rv builder for help.
Yep, what these guys said.
From a previous transport of a plane I built, which had a g-meter, I was shocked that it read over 4 g's during the trailering process. I may have happened when I slowly drove over a railroad crossing.
I had it secured with ratcheting truck straps, and thought that should do it.
I think it can be more rough back there than we realize.

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Old 05-20-2016, 08:51 AM
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Ok, thanks for all the information.
I'm going to replace it. Can I get that bulkhead from Vans? I wasn't able to find it on my initial search of the site.
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Old 05-20-2016, 09:30 AM
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Yes. Click in the link below.

Check the other bulkhead before you place the order. Just type f-412 in the box at the bottom of the page. You can also use "the list". Part is $20.

Go here
http://vansaircraft.com/cgi-bin/store.cgi
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my plans are at the airport, but isn't the f-412 doubled up, front side and back so he will need 2?

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