Saturday, July 7, 2012

Vans Aircraft RV-12 Build, Section 24 Rollover Structure (part 2)

Reference: page 24-03; 3.5 hours

Step 1: Bolt the Roll Bar Bases to the Roll Bar Attach Plates using the hardware called out in figure 1 of the RV-12 airplane plans on page 24-03.

Step 2: Cleco the Roll Bar Assembly to the forward face of the Roll Bar Bases. Cleco the Support Frames to the Roll Bar Assembly and Canopy Deck.

Step 3: Match-Drill #30 the twelve holes in the sides of the Roll Bar Assembly into the Roll Bar Bases.

Step 4: Remove, deburr, prime and reinstall the Roll Bar Bases to the Roll Bar Attach Plates.

Builder's note: After torquing the bolts to their final values I like to put orange torque seal on them to remind me I did torque them down.

Step 5: Rivet the Roll Bar Assembly to the Roll Bar Bases per the callouts in figure 1 on page 24-03 of the RV-12 airplane plans.

Step 6: Separate the Baggage Bulkheads into left and right part.

Builder's note: Mine came separated to there was no need to complete this step.

This completes page 24-03.