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.