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RV-8 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
SB 16-12-16
Date Posted
December 16, 2016
Applies To
RV-8QB
Descrip­tion
RV-8QB Center Section Bolts
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Superseded by SB 14-02-05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 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 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-8 Notifications and Letters

Title
Date Posted
Applies To
Descrip­tion
Details
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 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-8 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