Maintenance and Operational Issues

There are now over 8000 RVs flying worldwide and over 75 in our builder’s group. Here are some maintenance issues and/or general operational issues that our members have encountered over the years. If you have any items that you would like to add
drop us a note and we'll post it here.

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Annual Inspection Checklists

Here are two excellent annual inspection checklists (.doc format) that we have found helpful. Both are easily modified to suit your particular airplane:

RV-9 (contributed by Tom Briden)

RV-7 (contributed by Doug Weiler)

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Anti-Splat Nose Gear Modification

From Tom Briden: I recently installed this product on my RV8A. There have been 67 "tip overs" in the tricycle models, some fatal, mostly due to soft field nose wheel penetrations into depressions and holes. This product should prevent that type of occurrence. See his web site (below) for more info. Alan is a real talented, helpful person.