Sunday, July 31, 2011

Vans Aircraft RV-12 Build, Section 18: Flaperon (part 1)

Reference: page 18-02; 4.5 hours

This entry starts the assembly of the flaperons for the RV-12 airplane kit manufactured by Van's Aircraft and gets into so "serious" metal fabrication. During this section I built both the right and left flaperons at the same time.

Step 1: Make the A-1207-L Actuation Brackets from AA6-125 X 1 1/2 X 2 X 10 as shown in Figure 1 on page 18-02 of the RV-12 plans. Make the A1207-R Actuation Bracket which is the opposite of the A-1207-L Actuation Bracket.

Step 2: Make four A-1206 Pivot Brackets from AEX Tie Down as shown in Figure 2 of the RV-12 plans by Van's Aircraft.

That's it for today's work. I hope the picture sequence is helpful.