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Old 08-01-2017, 09:59 PM
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Old 08-01-2017, 10:17 PM
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Good idea! I put short sections of a fluorescent pink “pool noodle” over the steps on my 9A. If it only saves you once, it’s worth it!
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Old 08-02-2017, 05:31 AM
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They need "Remove Before Flight" ribbons on them...
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Old 08-02-2017, 07:37 AM
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Once you hang the engine, you will want to do the same thing to the pitot tube sticking out of the nose. It is stainless and doesn't bend. I have a 4" scar on my left forearm to remind me.
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I do too, but it only took ONE scar to make me purchase a tennis ball!
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Old 08-02-2017, 08:57 AM
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For the iS design program, bullet nosed plugs were developed to press into the from and back of the step tubes. They will be backwards compatible to all RV-12's and will be available in the near future once in production.
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Old 08-02-2017, 09:52 AM
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In 5 1/2 years I've never left skin on my steps. The pitot tube and stall warning vane have each gotten their pound of flesh!
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Old 08-02-2017, 01:26 PM
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For the iS design program, bullet nosed plugs were developed to press into the from and back of the step tubes. They will be backwards compatible to all RV-12's and will be available in the near future once in production.
You can go to the aviation isle at Ace Hardware and find black plastic plugs that fit nicely in the end of the steps. A little two-part epoxy is all that's needed to firmly secure them.
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Old 08-02-2017, 10:18 PM
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For the iS design program, bullet nosed plugs were developed to press into the from and back of the step tubes. They will be backwards compatible to all RV-12's and will be available in the near future once in production.
Scott.. All the shins of future RV12 builders thank you for this improvement!

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Old 08-03-2017, 11:28 AM
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You can go to the aviation isle at Ace Hardware and find black plastic plugs that fit nicely in the end of the steps. A little two-part epoxy is all that's needed to firmly secure them.
Yes, but are they thoroughly TSO'd

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