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RV-7 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 14-12-22
Date Posted
December 22, 2014
Applies To
RV-6A,7A,8A,9A,10
Descrip­tion
Nose Stop Flange Installation (before further flight)
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Superseded by SB 14-02-05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 14-01-31
Date Posted
January 31, 2014
Applies To
RV-6/6A, RV-7/7A, RV-8/8A
Descrip­tion
Hoizontal Stabilizer Cracks
Title
SB 12-08-14
Date Posted
August 14, 2012
Applies To
RV-7/7A, RV-8/8A and RV-9/9A
Descrip­tion
Inspect for missing wing attach bolts
Title
SB 11-9-13
Date Posted
September 13, 2011
Applies To
All RV Models
Descrip­tion
Fuel Tank Slosh Inspection
Title
SB 07-11-09
Date Posted
November 9, 2007
Applies To
All two-place, tricycle gear RV models with finish kits shipped prior to Feb 2005
Descrip­tion
Nose gear leg and fork upgrade
Title
SB 07-11-09 FAQ’s
Date Posted
November 9, 2007
Applies To
All two-place, tricycle gear RV models with finish kits shipped prior to Feb 2005
Descrip­tion
Nose Gear Service Bulletin FAQs
Title
SB 07-4-12
Date Posted
April 12, 2007
Applies To
All RV models with electric flaps
Descrip­tion
Securing flap motor rod end bearing
Title
SB 07-2-6
Date Posted
February 6, 2007
Applies To
All RV models except RV-3, RV-10, RV-12
Descrip­tion
Affixing the passenger control stick permanently
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 05-1-1
Date Posted
January 1, 2005
Applies To
RV-7/7A  RV-9/9A    
Descrip­tion
Tip-up Canopy Fuselage Kits
Title
SB 04-3-1
Date Posted
March 1, 2004
Applies To
Electric Flap Drive Motor
Descrip­tion
Recall 
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
SB 2-6-1
Date Posted
June 1, 2002
Applies To
RV-7/7A 
Descrip­tion
Larger Rudder
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

RV-7 Notifications and Letters

Title
Date Posted
Applies To
Descrip­tion
Details
Title
N 2018-03-21
Date Posted
March 21, 2018
Applies To
RV-6A, 7A, 9A
Descrip­tion
Notification: Cracks near the top of the step
Title
N Tip Up Canopies
Date Posted
November 16, 2016
Applies To
RV-6,7,9,12,14
Descrip­tion
Tip-Up Canopy Operation
Title
N Service Letter 2015-11-20
Date Posted
December 23, 2015
Applies To
RV-3,4,6,7,8,14
Descrip­tion
RV- Aerobatic Gross Weight
Title
N 14-12-11
Date Posted
December 11, 2014
Applies To
RV-7,8,14
Descrip­tion
VS-801PP Vertical Stabilizer skins
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 Nosewheel Torque
Date Posted
September 6, 2007
Applies To
All Tricycle gear models 
Descrip­tion
Tricycle gear aircraft nose wheel torque
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 Nosegear Design
Date Posted
March 10, 2005
Applies To
All 2 place Tricycle RV's
Descrip­tion
Nose gear design
Title
N HS710
Date Posted
November 10, 2004
Applies To
RV-7/7A Empennage Builders
Descrip­tion
Check Horizontal Flange of HS-710 Addendum
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-7 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
OP 55
Date Posted
January 6, 2017
Applies To
RV-7, RV-8, RV-9, RV-10, RV-14
Descrip­tion
Title
OP-40
Date Posted
November 5, 2014
Applies To
RV-9|RV-8|RV-7
Descrip­tion
Changes Made
Title
OP-44
Date Posted
November 5, 2014
Applies To
RV-9|RV-8|RV-7
Descrip­tion
Changes Made
Title
OP-54
Date Posted
November 4, 2014
Applies To
RV-9|RV-8|RV-7
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
Title
Page 46
Date Posted
December 11, 2008
Applies To
RV-7|RV-9
Descrip­tion
Changes Made
Title
Page 46A
Date Posted
December 11, 2008
Applies To
RV-6|RV-7|RV-9
Descrip­tion
Changes Made