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Old 02-20-2021, 11:41 AM
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Randy (ninerbikes) makes a good point on main landing gear. I have posted about the main gear to this forum on a several occasions, but perhaps enlightenment is again needed for those new to the RV-12.

Vanís has SB to strengthen the aluminum gear channel carry- thru, however, a weak point remains where the large outer gear leg U-clamp bolts to the aluminum channel. See attached photos of my plane when cracks were noticed at ~500TT.

This is an area that requires repetitive annual inspection.
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Jim Stricker
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