Sunday, April 6, 2014

Vans Aircraft RV-12 Airplane Build, Section 37: Fuel Tank (part 9); new tank vent kit

Reference for this entry: pages 37-02, 37-08; 1.0 hours

Today was a good day to get caught up on some jobs I have been putting off on the RV-12's fuel tank. So here it goes.

Reference: page 37-02

Step 17: Installed the fuel strainer on the bottom of the fuel tank using EZ-Fuel seal.

This completes page 37-02.

Reference: page 37-08

Step 10: Using page template on page 37-13, drill a the 1/2" and #30 holes for the new tank vent. system in the bottom skin of the tail cone. Deburr the holes.

I also drillled out the two rivets that I a'm pointing at , in the picture below, as these need to be removed to install the vent bracket pictured in my hand. In the future this will be riveted to the backside of the bulkhead in the RV-12 airplane.

So that's it form today odd jobs on the fuel system.