Saturday, September 14, 2013

Vans Aircraft RV-12 Airplane Build, Sections 25: Tailcone Attachment (part 1)

Reference: pages 25-02; 1.0 hours

This entry starts the attachment of the tailcone onto the RV-12. Couple of thinks I learned are: first make sure to bend the tailcone tabs up and out. I bent them the wrong way the first time. Also the angel of the bends seam pretty exact, but the main goal is to have them lay flat against the forward skin with out causing the tailcone skin to wrinkle or pucker.

NOTE: Remove empennage assemblies from the Tailcone Assembly, refer the Section 11-Empennage Attachment.

Builder's note: I have not attached the tail feather as of yet.

Step 1: Retrieve the bending tool that was fabricated on Page 17-06.

Builder's note: Or make a new one if you can't find the old one!

Step 2: Bend the forward tabs on the F-1278 TOp Skin, F-1279-L & -R Uper Skins per the angular dimensions given in figure 1. All tabs bent outboard.

Step 3: Mark, then prepare the Shoulder Strap Lugs by removing the hatched areas called out in figure 2 on page 25-02 of the RV-12 aircraft plans.

That's it for this entry.