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Old 03-19-2020, 10:14 AM
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Default Gear weldment to spar web bolts

Hi everyone. I just became aware of a little problem with the RV-9A plans. I'm posting here because I suspect the same problem applies to the RV-7A model as well. Some of you may already be aware of this, but I wasn't and so figured there may be other builders unaware as well.

The plans call for six (3 on each side) AN4-12A bolts that attach the gear weldment to the spar web. These bolts are too short and need to be replaced with AN4-13A bolts. Below is an excellent overview of the issue from another builder along with Van's acknowledgement of the problem and solution.
RV-9A (empennage completed, both wings completed, fuselage and finish kit completed, engine hung, working on panel and wiring)
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