Saturday, February 22, 2014

Vans Aircraft RV-12 Airplane Build, Section 11: Empennage Attachment (part 2)

Reference: pages 11-05, -06; 2.0 hours

Today continues the attachment fo the Empennage on the RV-12 airplane. I should note that there has been a update to this section by Van's Aircraft which replaces the spade connectors on the RV-12 airplanes trim system with a molex connector. After thinking long and hard about this I stayed with the original design. As the spade connectors have not given anyone problems and I like the use of the cushion clamp for strain relief of the wires.

Step 1-3 Separate the servo doublers, servo tray and the Clevis plates. Then deburr them.

Step 4: Fabricate the two spacers from the 5/16 inch aluminum tubing.

This completes page 11-05.

Reference: 11-06.

Step 1: Countersink for the nutplate attach rivet holes.

Step 4 & 5: Cleco the trim servo and Doublers to the servo tray and match drill the center holes, final drill the end holes.

This completes this entry. I still have to prime the parts I have been working on before assembly the stabilator trim system for the RV-12.