Saturday, May 2, 2015

Vans Aircraft RV-12 Airplane Build, Service Bulletin 14-12-06: Bearing Bracket Brace

Reference: Pages SB 14-12-06; 5.5 hours

I don't like reoccurring inspecting bulletin if there is a way to solve it once and for all. The RV-12 is still under construction so it didn't have any cracks in the Bearing Bracket back by the fuel tank, but I figured, "hey just fix it once now." So I installed the repair kit. The work was competed on 5/2/15. Rather than doing a step by step instructions I'm going to include all the pictures I took and any highlight of the job.

Above is a picture of the parts ready to install.

The job was harder than I anticipated as it was hard to drill the old rivets out and drive out their mandrels. But now it is done and good to go!