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Old 03-03-2023, 04:27 PM
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Me too. Same set up and canít see how its possible. Was there a change at some stage?

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The placement part in the Service Bulletin is used only to replace the specific potentially-problematic part number listed in the SB. If you have a different block part number in your airplane, the SB doesn't apply. The best thing to do is to determine which part you have. On an original RV-12, if you have not installed the SL 17-12-08 canopy latch upgrade, the new block doesn't apply to you. If you have SL 17-12-08 installed, you do need to replace the block. You can read that service letter and view the drawings toward the end to help determine which you have installed.
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Good info on the https://www.vansaircraft.com/service.../n-2017-12-08/ SB. Mine looks to have been completed. Many Thanks!
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Old 03-03-2023, 05:20 PM
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Good info on the https://www.vansaircraft.com/service.../n-2017-12-08/ SB. Mine looks to have been completed. Many Thanks!
To be crystal clear, since I can't quite tell from your post - If you have the 17-12-08 changes installed in your airplane and have not yet done so, you do need to replace the canopy block with the new one (which takes only a few minutes).
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Thanks, Greg! BTW, I have always wondered why Vans didnít put a canopy lock just below the canopy skirt. I bought a desk drawer lock and installed it through the fuselage skin. I cut a notch in the canopy frame and a kook on the lock tongue so that when the locking tongue rotates upward it hooks the canopy frame. Simple and effective. Iíd like to claim authorship for the mod, but I read about it here on an old post.
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Regarding the posts related to inspection of the finger strainer in the iS fuel tank using a DEPSTECH borescopeÖ I was finally able to try mine this morning - with NO success. Not sure how my friend or Vanís is able to maneuver theirs to the proper orientation. During my next CI, I now intend to install the SB-00070 inspection fitting called out for the ULS. And while Iím at it, I may just add a second oriented front-to-back, as if debris is found, I donít see any way to remove it since the one fitting, which only uses a 3/8Ē plug, will be filled by the borescope. The second one would give me the chance to insert tape, sticky side out, on a grabber tool to try and extract it. At least thatís my plan now.
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