Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Vans Aircraft RV-12 Build, Section 17: Wing Skins (part 12)

Reference: page 17-06; 1.5 hours

Step 3: Cleco the W-1204H-L Wing Tip Trailing Edge to the W-1204D-L Wing Tip Close Out and to the W-1213-L Tip Rib. Clamp a straight edge on top of the W-1204B Wing Tip Aft Skin and confirm that the wing tip tailing edge is parallel to the trailing edge of the wing as shown in figure 4 of Van's Aircraft plans for the RV-12. When satisfied with the plaecment, match-drill #30 the wing tip trailing edge to the wing tip aft skin. Rivet the wing tip trailing edge to the wing tip rib, and wing tip close out.

I didn't get any pictures of checking the wing tip being parallel.

Step 4: Repeat Steps Pg 17-05 Step 1 through Step 3 on this page for the right wing. Builder's note: This step was completed at the same time, as I built both wings simultaneously.

I also notices some of the rivets bottom out on the rivet from the opposing side. An example of this can be seen in the picture below. For these rivets I used a manual rivet puller and slowly pulled the rivet as I slide the rivet flush with the metal.

This completes the building of the wings for the RV-12. Next will come the flaperon construction. Stay tuned!