Home > VansAirForceForums

-Advertise in here!
- Today's Posts | Insert Pics

Keep VAF Going
Donate methods

Point your
camera app here
to donate fast.

Go Back   VAF Forums > Model Specific > RV-12/RV-12iS
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-21-2022, 12:18 PM
rvbuilder2002's Avatar
rvbuilder2002 rvbuilder2002 is offline
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Hubbard Oregon
Posts: 9,793

Originally Posted by mburch View Post
Hmm, might want to double check that...
I think you just did that for me Matt

I was thinking there was a roll pin within the mechanism at some point that could act as a shear pin but I must be thinking of something else (with my aging memory I should know better than quote anything from memory any more.....)

I stand corrected.
Opinions, information and comments are my own unless stated otherwise. They do not necessarily represent the direction/opinions of my employer.

Scott McDaniels
Hubbard, Oregon
Van's Aircraft Engineering Prototype Shop
RV-6A (aka "Junkyard Special ")
Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2022, 01:39 PM
BruceW BruceW is offline
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Elk Grove, CA
Posts: 239

Short answer, you will never feel it in flight.
Bruce W
RV-7 QB (500+ hours)
RV-14 in waiting
Elk Grove, CA
Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2022, 08:02 PM
RFSchaller RFSchaller is offline
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 3,254

Take note of the small amount of resistance. If you ever break a shear pin you won’t feel it. No resistance is a good indication the pin broke. When my elevator servo shear pin broke it had a nub on the end which allowed a small deflection of the stick before the nub caught the other side of the bolt hole and the small resistance started again. The shear pin does not always make a clean break when it fails.
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:48 AM.

The VAFForums come to you courtesy Delta Romeo, LLC. By viewing and participating in them you agree to build your plane using standardized methods and practices and to fly it safely and in accordance with the laws governing the country you are located in.