Originally Posted by Dad's RV-10
It's not entirely clear to me reading through this thread;
Is the step Van's now produces for the RV-10 gusseted or otherwise strengthened vs. the step Van's supplied earlier?
Or has there been no redesign/strengthening?
You had better call Vans about your specifics. The only thing people are reading is "step" and not which bird it is for. I know there are a few failures at the lower weld on the 10 and Vans is evaluating a fix for it. It is not
a weld issue and the tubes crack 90 deg to the weld due to tube cross section shape deformation under stepping loads.
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