Sunday, September 23, 2012

Van's Aircraft RV-12 Trial fitting of Carpet kit

With the seat backs done, it seems like a good time to find out how the RV-12's interior fits with the side panels. This should give me a good idea what metal is exposed and needs painting. My main concern is the rudder pedal area as these could be a bear to paint around. Again, I purchased the full side panel and carpet kit from Van's Aircraft.

Surprisingly not much is left exposed. Obviously the rollover structure will need painting, a few small spots up by the instrument panel and the area around the wing mounts, as can be seen in the pictures above.

I don't see any need to paint the interior right now and will hold off until later in the construction.