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Old 02-03-2014, 06:00 PM
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Default SB 14-02-03; RV-3, 4, 6/6A, 7/7A, 8/8A

http://www.vansaircraft.com/pdf/sb14-02-03.pdf
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Old 02-03-2014, 06:22 PM
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Lars - thanks for posting. This was a topic a few weeks ago as a few of these where being discovered. Lot's of theories as to why.
I inspected mine then and no issues.

However, now I have another note to make in my log book.
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Old 02-03-2014, 06:31 PM
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OK. This is 2 of these "check-for-cracks" Service Bulletins within a few days. For someone looking to buy a flying RV right now, this may be a bit disconcerting...
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Old 02-03-2014, 06:34 PM
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Never mind someone looking at buying an RV... How about those who own them?

Maybe we should all just buy new tail kits and be done with it...
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Old 02-03-2014, 06:44 PM
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I've been looking for this problem since this came up a quite a few months back, have not found any cracked.
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Old 02-03-2014, 07:17 PM
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Maybe we should all just buy new tail kits and be done with it...
Wait till ALL the SB's are out first!

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Old 02-03-2014, 07:18 PM
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Default Rod bearing jam nuts

I'm disappointed that there is not a special admonition in the bulletin to be sure the jam nuts are tight. If the jam nut is not tight, all the hinge load goes into the little ears on the plate nut, and into the two little rivets that hold the plate nut to the elevator.
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Old 02-03-2014, 07:31 PM
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Default Vertical SB??????

By the end of the week ???? Prop wash has always been an issue, with the steps,the old folded rudder,the tail in general takes a heck of a beating,moving the plane around the hanger,where does everybody want to push? I feel bad for the guys with expensive paint.and what paint isn't expensive.The old joke was,you might as well order two tail kits to cover spare parts you'll mess up. Well its time to dust off the spare parts.
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Old 02-03-2014, 08:01 PM
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Default Proactive doubling?

OK guys ... what about us whose HS is in the rafters waiting for the rest of the airplane to catch up? I read with great interest the earlier set of posts about properly torquing the jam nut. Clearly, this is a weak point if not assembled correctly. Any benefit to do the doubling proactively? Easy to do now, given that the Hobbs is at about -2 to -3 years till first flight.
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Old 02-03-2014, 08:02 PM
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Lars - thanks for posting. This was a topic a few weeks ago as a few of these where being discovered. Lot's of theories as to why.
I inspected mine then and no issues.

However, now I have another note to make in my log book.
I followed the cracking elevator spar thread Jon, so I wasn't entirely surprised to see this. As Walt mentioned in the other thread, my eyes aren't exactly young anymore, so I went over my elevators with a 10X eye loupe, looking for said cracks. Lucky me, found none. Also the jam nuts were, well... jammed. Tight. I give them a cursory look every preflight. Will look again and make the requisite logbook entry. Not that it matters, bum shoulders are going to keep me on the ground for awhile
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