Van's Aircraft Total Performance RV Kit Planes
Service Information and Revisions RV-12 only




Safety Alerts

Date
Applies to
Description
RV-12
WD-1215-L-PC
and
WD-1215-R-PC


 
 

Service Bulletins

SB Number
Applies to
Description

All RV-12 ELSA and SLSA aircraft

Data Plate Modification

All RV-12 Aircraft

SB 16-05-23, RV-12 Nose Fork Inspection

ELSA RV-12 SkyView or Garmin Avionics kits delivered between Feb 14, 2014 and April 10, 2016. SLSA RV-12 serial numbers 12033 thru 12067.

RV-12 switch module harness update (single or dual EFIS)

SB 15-03-05
sb15-03-05

All RV-12 aircraft using ROTAX 912 ULS engines from S/N 678 0228 up to 678 3917

Rotax carb float exchange

SB 14-11-03
sb14-11-03

All flying RV-12 aircraft incorporating wing kits shipped prior to December 24, 2014.

RV-12 Wing
Skin-to-Spar Rivet Wear

SB 14-12-06
sb14-12-06

All RV-12 aircraft incorporating fuselage kits shipped
prior to December 24, 2014.

RV-12, F-1206F Bearing Bracket Cracks

SB 14-12-16
sb14-12-16

All RV-12
Supersedes SB 14-07-23
and SB 14-09-10

Throttle Return Springs Update

SB 14-10-14
sb14-10-14

All RV-12

Rotax Carb Float
SB-912-065UL

SB 14-09-10
sb14-09-10

All RV-12
Supersedes SB 14-07-23

Throttle Return Springs... Update

SB 14-07-23
sb14-07-23

All RV-12

Throttle Return Springs

SB 14-01-17
sb14-01-17

Brake lines: RV-12 SLSA aircraft serial numbers 12006, 12007, 12008, 12009, and 12010

Rudder cables chafing misrouted brake lines.

SB 13-12-19
sb13-12-19

All RV-12 Fuel Tanks
shipped prior to
December 19, 2013
All SLSA RV-12
serial numbers 12019 and below

Fuel Tank Attach Modification


SB 13-12-12
sb13-12-12

All RV-12 SLSA aircraft serial numbers up to and including 12012 and Fuselage Kits shipped prior to December 13,2013

Sealing avionics bay to prevent water intrusion.

SB 13-08-29
sb13-08-29

Supersedes SB 13-08-08
All RV-12 Powerplant Kits
and flying RV-12 aircraft

Throttle cable retaining nuts


SB 13-4-5
sb13-4-5


All RV-12 Kits and flying RV-12 aircraft incorporating Fuselage kits shipped prior to April 5th, 2013.


Oil Tank Mount Brackets


SB 13-3-21
sb13-3-21


Flying RV-12s


Ethanol in Fuel


SB 13-2-6
sb13-2-6


RV-12 Powerplant


Chafing Coolant Hoses


SB 12-11-09
sb12-11-09

All RV-12 Models

Center Section Modification
Supersedes SB 12-09-26

SB 12-11-09 Addendum
sb12-11-09-Addendum.pdf

All RV-12 Models

Supplemental information
added 01-08-13

SB 12-09-26
with Addendum
sb12-09-26-with-Addendum.pdf

All RV-12 Models

Loose U-1202 Attach Bolts

SB 12-08-09
sb12-08-09.pdf
RV-12
Wheel Fairing Kits
shipped before
August 9,2012
Cracks in Nose Wheel
Fairing Brackets
SB 12-1-30
sb12-1-30.pdf

All RV-12
Document kits
shipped prior to
01/26/11

Install new
PLA-00017
  Placard below
filler cap

SB 11-12-14
sb11-12-14.pdf

All RV-12 Finish kits
shipped prior to
12/5/11
Fuel Tank Upgrade
SB 11-9-13
sb11-9-13.pdf

All Models

Fuel Tank
Slosh Inspection
Possible cracks on
on WD-1230
SB 10-4-28
sb10-4-28.pdf

RV-12 Wing Kits
shipped between 
Jan 1, 2010
and
April 26, 2010 
Possible cracks on
stiffener beads
SB 10-3-17
sb10-3-17.pdf

RV-12
Power Plant Kits
and 
Flying RV-12s 
Radiator Interference

SB 04-2-1
sb04-2-1.pdf

Fuel Tanks

Inspect Fuel Tanks
 

 

Notifications

Date
Applies to
Description

RV-12

Soft Engine Isolators


RV-12

Garmin G3X ADS-B In


RV-12

Dynon SkyView ADS-B In


RV-12

G3X Touch Dual Display


RV-12

Passenger Warning Placard


RV-12

RV-12 ADS-B Out Installation


RV-12


Spot Trace and Power Cable installation


RV-12


SkyView Autopilot/Knob Modules


RV-12


Mechanical Push Button Spar Pin Switch Upgrade


RV-12


Flap Handle Button Actuation Force


RV-12


Skyview Dual Screen Install


RV-12


Vernier Throttle Upgrade


RV-12


Throttle Return Spring Replacement


RV-12


Check Skyview GPS data to ELT


RV-12


Optional wheel pant and nose gear leg fairing installation


All Van’s Aircraft
RV Models


SAIB HQ-14-16
(all-metal lock nuts)


RV-12



VA-215 Oil Return Hose
Re-Route



All RV-12 SkyView or G3X Touch equipped aircraft.


Canopy Latch
Safety Switch



All RV-12 SLSA and ELSA flying aircraft or kits under construction

.


Minor cracks in HS-1204 Fwd Inbd Rib



Harnesses WH-00031
shipped prior to 02/11/13

Wiring NAV/Strobe 



Skyview Version 4.0 firmware update

Wiring change for Skyview 


Rotax Oil
Reservoir fittings

Shipped from Rotax with
incorrect fittings  

RV-12
  RV-12 EMP/CONE Kits

Cracking in Stabilator
Nose Ribs 

Buying a Flying RV

A letter to prospective
buyers of flying RVs

RV-12
Powerplant Kit

FF-1207 Cooling
Shroud Modification   



RV-12
Powerplant Kit


Revised Firewall Forward
Wiring Harness




RV-12


DWG 11-08


Originally posted on
12/09/08. This letter was updated and reposted again on

Dec. 10, 2008


RV-12
Fuselage Frame 
Inspection  
Buying a
second-hand RV Kit
A letter to prospective
buyers of a second-hand
RV Kit        
 

Revisions and Changes

RV-12 Electrical Systems Diagrams updates are located on the Downloads page.
                            Click here to go to the Download page

                                                                         Important!

The date in a drawing's title block will not match the date it is posted to the website. The date on the drawing is the date the change was started. The date posted to the website is the completion date. There are several reasons why some revisions take longer to complete. These include the attachment of more items needing revision, delays for testing, waiting on parts etc.

                                                            (Numerical number indicates plans section number)
                                                                               MM
= Maintenance Manual
                                                                            POH = Pilot Operating Handbook
                                                                      PAP = Production Acceptance Procedures
                                                                        FTS = Flight Training Supplement

As of February 2013 changes are posted as a multipage PDF. The first page includes the revision description giving
the builder a synopsis of what changed on each page. Subsequent pages include pages changed by that revision.

Manual
Section
Page(s)
Date
Posted
ALL
08/15/2016
All
7/25/2016
All
08/10/2016
ALL
08/09/2016
ALL
08/09/2016
ALL
08/09/2016
ALL
08/09/2016
ALL
08/09/2016
ALL
08/09/2016
ALL
08/09/2016
ALL
08/09/2016
ALL
08/09/2016
ALL
08/09/2016
All
7/25/2016
ALL
07/19/2016
ALL
07/12/2016
All
7/05/2016
All
7/01/2016
All
6/28/2016
All
6/28/2016
All
5/13/2016
All
5/13/2016
ALL
04/19/2016
ALL
04/19/2016
ALL
04/19/2016
ALL
02/23/2016
ALL
12/10/2015
1, 2, 7, 8, 9
11/16/2015
ALL
10/01/2015
ALL
10/01/2015
ALL
10/01/2015
ALL
07/02/2015
ALL
06/10/2015
ALL
04/15/2015
17
03/18/2015
05
02/18/15
3,4,6
2/03/2015
05
12/03/14
23
12/03/14
5,6
07/24/14
6
07/03/14
All
07/03/14
2
07/02/14
1
All
07/02/14
All
07/02/14
2
07/02/14
11,15,26
07/02/14
All
07/02/14
All
07/02/14
All
07/02/14
All
07/02/14
9,10
07/02/14
All
07/02/14
All
07/02/14
All
04/18/14
All
12/27/13
6
12/18/13
6
12/11/13
3
12/11/13
6
12/11/13
6
11/05/13
All
10/03/13
1,6
04/3/13

 

Earlier RV-12 Revisions and Changes have been placed on an additional page.

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