Service Information and Revisions
RV-3 Service Bulletins
Requires inspection of outboard elevator hinge bracket area on rear spar of horizontal stabilizer for cracks. If cracks are found, repair and replace outboard hinge brackets with new parts.
Informs owners of Andair Service Alert document, which prohibits the use of ethanol-based fuels in aircraft with Andair fuel pumps.
RV-3 Notifications and Letters
Discusses risks of vapor lock in high operating temperature environments and when using non-aviation fuels, as well as some information related to prevention and recognition of potential signs of vapor lock. Rev 1 updates scope of applicability to all RV aircraft running MOGAS.
Letter regarding potential risks when making changes to RV aircraft that vary from the original design
Recommended installation of stick boot covers to prevent potential unsafe operation due to interference with flight controls
Guidance for replacement of higher temperature O-rings in brake systems used on RV aircraft
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.
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
Updated with new information
Changes made to Filtered Air Box kit for vertical induction engines. Includes new kit parts and assembly methods for improved alignment and carb heat air door changes.