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Old 08-29-2014, 11:58 AM
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Exclamation SERVICE BULLETIN 14-08-29

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Old 08-29-2014, 02:25 PM
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Wow, not the easiest fix if you have cracks!
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Old 08-29-2014, 08:45 PM
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Tell me about it

Vans have the SB kits but no nose strut parts…

Gounded for 5-6 weeks

Better than a accident on a runway somewhere I guess
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Old 08-30-2014, 03:55 PM
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Wow, not the easiest fix if you have cracks!
That's exactly right. It would be interesting to know just how many -10's have cracks and how many hours they had when discovered. So far we only know of 2 cases, I think, with many that don't have cracks, even with over 1,000 flight hours. It would be interesting to know how close together the two with damage were manufactured.
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Old 08-31-2014, 08:01 PM
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I guess I'll be calling Van's Tuesday for the doubler. Mine isn't even on the gear yet, so I've dodged this bullet.
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Old 08-31-2014, 11:00 PM
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I've got a question for everyone. If I haven't ordered the finishing kit or firewall forward kit, does this effect me?
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Old 08-31-2014, 11:46 PM
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From the Service Bulletin itself:
"Engine mounts shipped after August 13, 2014 are not affected by this service bulletin."

So, you're ok.
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Old 09-01-2014, 06:42 PM
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It was time for my 50 hour oil change, so I took this opportunity to inspect the Nose Gear on my RV-10. My RV-10 now has 1140 hours on the Hobbs, about 5% of my landings are on grass runways, some even have rolling mounds like in Port Elgin, Canada (CNL4). I always keep the nose off the ground until full aft elevator won't allow it.
I was glad to see and report that mine doesn't have any cracks in the mount where the donuts rest up against it. However I did see the bolt that goes between the donut shaft and the nose gear legs had signs of wearing. Also the two bolts that hold the gear leg to the mount in two places were also showing signs of wear. I'm going to go ahead and replace these bolts while I'm at it.









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Old 09-01-2014, 08:54 PM
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That looks pretty good. More like you'd expect, don't you think?
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Old 09-01-2014, 11:11 PM
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Ray, You have similar hours and I agree we have some wear in the bolts and bushes, again most likely accelerated due to the rough surface issues. We are replacing them all.

I think the high frequency hammering the elastomer plate cops on an uneven surface is considerable compared to a bitumen runway.

It will be interesting to watch over the next 1000 hours how this develops. It will be an annual inspection item from here on.
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