Saturday, February 5, 2011

RV12 Vertical Stabilizer

Reference: page 06-02 2.5 hours

Wedge Tool Steps 2-4
Step 2-4: Fabricated the wedge tools that will be used during riveting hard to reach areas. deburred and smoothed the edges so they won't scratch either me or the skins when they are used.

Step 5: Final drilled to #12 the 3/16 inch holes in the flange of the VA-1210 Hinge brackets.

Step 6: Separated the VS-1210 Hinge Brackets and deburred the edged. Note: Part on right is not deburred.

Step 7: Marked and cut apart the VS-1211A & B parts. Removed the extra material attaching the two parts.

Step 8: Clecoed the VS-1211A hinge spacer between two of the hinge brackets and final drilled the #30 the 1/8 inch holes. Repeated step 8 with the VS-1211B hinge spacer and the remaining two hinge brackets. Mark the parts so they can be returned to the same position as drilled. Remove the clecoes and deburr the edges and holes.

Held off on step 9 and 10 (riveting of hinge asemblies) until I have enough parts to prime as a batch.

Reference: Page 06-03

Note: Step 1-7 describe installing the VS-1212A-R lower and VS-1212B-R upper spar caps. Installation of the left side is a mirror of the right and is done at the same time.

Step 1: Separated the VS-1212A-R lower spar cap from the VS-1212B-R upper spar cap/ Recovered the material called out in Figure 1 of the plans.

Remove the material called out in figure 1.

Step 2: Mark the VS1212B_R Upper Spar Cap with a reference line on the surface that nests against the VS-1203 Rear Spar web per the dimension shown in figure 2.

Step 3: Nest the VS-1212B-R Upper Spar Cap into the VS-1203 Rear Spar so the reference line shows through the center of the #30 hole in the rear spar web called out in Figure 3. Clamp the upper spar cap in place.