I took a look at the new section 10: looks like two simple clips that will rivet to the aft bulkhead (the one with rudder cable crossover) and the two outboard j-channels. Pretty simple except for access - will require crawling back or having amazingly agile arms reaching through from the aft deck area. Two rivets on each J-channel would have to be drilled out, and I'm assuming match-drilling the clip to the bulkhead.
I suspect those clips will be already drilled for the stiffener since those are dimpled and match drilling them would be a bit harder. The clips are expected to be ready in Oct or so.
RV7A - IO360M1B - SOLD
I knew one day my proclivity for procrastination would promote a payoff!
I haven't started the tail cone yet so implementing a service bulletin should be easy.
Completed: Vertical Stab/Horizontal Stab
Working on: Empennage (Elevator)
Construction log - mykitlog.com/ajackson
Dues paid on 10 October 2018
Member of EAA Chapter 92 (KCNO)
Pet peeve: "Lose" is the opposite of "find". "Loose" means "not tight".
I just recently finished making my own little brackets to tie the ends of the J-channels to the bulkhead, so it figures that Vans would now come out with a fix...but I want to finish riveting the tailcone together and got tired of waiting.
Spring Hill, KS
RV-8A N2D #80583 - built/flew/sold
RV-14A #140017 - wings complete, empacone in progress...
I called yesterday wanting to order the clips. I was told that they had jumped the gun by posting the fix when they were not ready to manufacture them and send them out. So I guess they pulled the bulletin so others would not call about them. Others had called also.