Broken Cowling Piano Hinge...
A friend has a Synergy built RV-12 with cowling piano hinge problems. Last year two “lugs” wore thin and broke off the tight side top piano hinge (cowling side) near the oil door. Now there is broken lug (firewall side) on lower piano hinge again on right side of airplane. Synergy did some shotty work on this airplane and perhaps that is problem we are experiencing.
Anyone else have broken piano hinge on RV-12 cowling?
Jim Stricker - EAA #499867
PPL/ASEL 1970 - Sport Pilot since 2007
80 hrs Flying Aeronca Chief 11AC N86203
1130 hrs Flying 46 Piper J-3 Cub N6841H
Bought Flying RV-12 #120058 Oct 2015 with 48TT - Hobbs now 717
LSRM-A Certificate 2016 for RV-12 N633CM
Special Thanks... EJ Trucks - USN Crew Chief A-4 Skyhawk
MJ Stricker (Father - CFI) - USAAF 1st Lt. Captain B-17H