Friday, March 28, 2014

Vans Aircraft RV-12 Airplane Build, Section 12: Empennage Fairings (part 4)

Reference for this entry: pages 12-06; 1.5 hours

Today's work centers around the continued installation of the tail fairing on the RV-12 airplane. As you will notice I left the empennage in place while doing this work. In hindsight this didn't make the task much easier and if my controls were not already rigged I don't think I would have done it myself.

Step 5: Align the front edge of the lower tail fairing for the RV-12 with the forward edge line marked on the tape installed in a earlier step. Then tape or clamp it in place.

Step 6: Align the front edge of the Upper tailcone Fairing with the mark on the tape, while aligning the 3/4" hole with the 3/4" slot in the lower fairing.

Step 7: Sand the edges called out in the RV-12 airplane plans for a good fit and minimal gap. These will be sanded to a final gap in a later step.

This is it for today.