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RV-3 Service Bulletins

Title
Date Posted
Applies To
Descrip­tion
Details
Title
SB 18-05-21
Date Posted
May 21, 2018
Applies To
All fuel injected Lycoming engine installations
Descrip­tion
Proper installation of gauge plug in fuel spider
Title
MT SB 31
Date Posted
August 29, 2016
Applies To
All MT governors listed by type and serial number on page 3 and 4 which were manufactred from April 2010 until July 2013 installed on direct drive engines modified with electronic ignition or higher compression pistons.
Descrip­tion
Flyweight failures
Title
SB 16-03-28
Date Posted
March 28, 2016
Applies To
All RV-3,4,6,7,8,9,10,14
Descrip­tion
Cracking of wing aft spar web at the inboard aileron hinge bracket attach rivets.
Title
SB 14-02-05
Date Posted
February 5, 2014
Applies To
All RV-3, 4, 6/6A, 7/7A, 8/8A Flying aircraft
Descrip­tion
Cracks in Elevator Spar
Title
SB 14-02-03
Date Posted
February 3, 2014
Applies To
All RV-3, 4, 6/6A, 7/7A, 8/8A Flying aircraft
Descrip­tion
Superseded by SB 14-02-05
Title
SB 11-9-13
Date Posted
September 13, 2011
Applies To
All RV Models
Descrip­tion
Fuel Tank Slosh Inspection
Title
SB 06-9-20
Date Posted
September 20, 2006
Applies To
All builders and operators of any model of a Van's Aircraft
Descrip­tion
Trim Cable Anchor
Title
SB 06-2-23
Date Posted
February 23, 2006
Applies To
All models except RV-10    
Descrip­tion
Safetying of standard and flop-type fuel pickup tubes
Title
SB 04-2-1
Date Posted
February 1, 2004
Applies To
Fuel Tanks
Descrip­tion
Inspect Fuel Tanks
Title
SB 02-12-1
Date Posted
December 1, 2002
Applies To
Firewall Forward Kits and Pre-manufactured hose assemblies purchased prior to December 10, 2002
Descrip­tion
Inspect Hoses
Title
ACE-99-10
Date Posted
October 24, 1998
Applies To
RV-3
Descrip­tion
SPECIAL AIRWORTHINESS INFORMATION BULLETIN
Title
SB 96-10-2
Date Posted
October 2, 1996
Applies To
All Tailwheel RV Aircraft shipped prior to Oct 10 1996
Descrip­tion
Full Swivel Tail Mechanism arm replacement
Title
SB 96-10-1
Date Posted
October 1, 1996
Applies To
All RV Aircraft except RV-12 and RV-14
Descrip­tion
Filtered Airbox
Title
SB 96-03-1
Date Posted
March 1, 1996
Applies To
RV-3 and RV-3A kits and flying aircraft
Descrip­tion
Main Wing Spar Modifications

RV-3 Notifications and Letters

Title
Date Posted
Applies To
Descrip­tion
Details
Title
Letter RV-3-4-6P1
Date Posted
November 7, 2017
Applies To
RV-3,4,6
Descrip­tion
Kit Availability and Pricing Change
Title
N Service Letter 15-11-20
Date Posted
December 23, 2015
Applies To
RV-3,4,6,7,8,14
Descrip­tion
RV- Aerobatic Gross Weight
Title
N 14-10-24
Date Posted
October 24, 2014
Applies To
RV-3,4,6,7,8,9
Descrip­tion
Heat Muff Screen Installation
Title
N 14-07-03
Date Posted
July 3, 2014
Applies To
All Van’s Aircraft RV Models
Descrip­tion
SAIB HQ-14-16 (all-metal lock nuts)
Title
N Fuel Valve Lever II Installation
Date Posted
December 20, 2011
Applies To
RV-3,4,6,7,8,9,10
Descrip­tion
Fuel Valve Lever II installation
Title
N Buying a Flying RV
Date Posted
April 19, 2011
Applies To
Buying a Flying RV
Descrip­tion
A letter to prospective buyers of flying RVs
Title
N Service Letter – Soft Rivets
Date Posted
November 26, 2007
Applies To
All RV kits
Descrip­tion
Soft Rivets
Title
N Master Switch
Date Posted
November 16, 2007
Applies To
Master Switches shipped after 10/2/2007
Descrip­tion
Inspect the back of the switch
Title
N Dynafocal II
Date Posted
April 5, 2007
Applies To
All RV's
Descrip­tion
Dynafocal II motor mounts
Title
N Battery Cables
Date Posted
October 18, 2006
Applies To
All #2 battery cables
Descrip­tion
Possible battery cable terminal failure
Title
N 60 amp Alternator Wiring Change
Date Posted
February 13, 2006
Applies To
All users of a 60 amp Alternator
Descrip­tion
60 amp Alternator Wiring Change
Title
N FAB SB 05
Date Posted
October 1, 2005
Applies To
All builders and operators of any model of a Van's Aircraft kit aircraft except RV-12 
Descrip­tion
Filtered Airbox Advisory
Title
N Buying a Used RV Kit
Date Posted
August 11, 2004
Applies To
Buying a second-hand RV Kit
Descrip­tion
A letter to prospective buyers of a second-hand RV Kit  
Title
N Gascolator
Date Posted
September 4, 2003
Applies To
GAS-3 Gascolator
Descrip­tion
Recall
Title
N FAB SB 05 [superceded]
Date Posted
May 1, 2003
Applies To
Superceded by service letter October 1 2005
Descrip­tion
Filtered Airbox Advisory
Title
N Anti-Rotation Bracket
Date Posted
June 12, 2000
Applies To
All RV Aircraft Wing Tanks, also see SB 06-2-23
Descrip­tion
Fuel Pick-up Tube Anti-Rotation Bracket

RV-3 Revisions and Changes

Note: The date in a document’s title will not be the same as the date on which the document is posted. Drawing date represents the date the change was proposed/started. Date posted represents the completion/release date. Some revisions take longer than others to complete. Reasons include complexity, discovery of additional items needing revision, dependencies on other changes, validation/testing, parts fabrication, etc.

Document Key:
KAI = Kit Assembly Instructions (Number in title indicates the plans section number)
MM = Maintenance Manual
POH = Pilot Operating Handbook
PAP = Production Acceptance Procedures
FTS = Flight Training Supplement

Title
Date Posted
Applies To
Descrip­tion
Details
Title
Section 5
Date Posted
August 23, 2018
Applies To
All RV Aircraft
Descrip­tion
Changes Made
Title
5
Date Posted
February 28, 2018
Applies To
Descrip­tion
Changes Made
Title
Section 3
Date Posted
October 2, 2014
Applies To
RV-3|RV-4|RV-6|RV-7|RV-8|RV-9|RV-10|RV-14
Descrip­tion
Changes Made