Sunday, July 27, 2014

Vans Aircraft RV-12 Airplane Build, Section 33: Miscellanea (part 1)

Reference for this entry: pages 33-02, 33-03, 33-04; 3.0 hours

Today I will start Section 33 for the RV-12 airplane. It's a section I jumped over earlier. But hay, there is no time like the present.

Step 1: Dimple the nutplate rivet holes in the Seat Floor Cover and the nutplates called out by Van's Aircraft. Rivet the nutplates to the floor covwer.

Step 2: Installing Flap Detent Bracket. On hold until later.

Step 3: Attach the end fitting of the lap belts to the Seat Attach Lugs using the called out hardware.

Step 4: Attach the end of the crotch straps to the Strap Lugs using the called out hardware.

Reference: 33-03

Step 1: Attach one end of the Shoulder Harness Cables to the Shoulder Strap Lug. No bushing are needed at this end.

Step 2: Attach the other end of the Shoulder Harness Cables to the Shoulder Harness. The bushing will allow the end fitting to rotate freely.

Step 3: Make the left and right Rudder Pedal Access Covers by removing the connecting metal between them.

Step 4: Dimple the nutplate rivet hole locations in the Rudder Pedal Access Covers and in the nutplates. Rivet them to the Access Covers.

Step 5: Install the Rudder Access Covers using the called out hardware.

Step 6: Cut the MS21266-1N Grommet to 2 13/32 inches and install on the Tunnel cover.

Step 7: Installing the tunnel cover will be done later.

Step 8: Dimple #19 the holes in the Baggage Cover as shown in the RV-12 airplane plans.

Reference: Page 33-04

Step 1: Test fit the Ant-abrasion Strip on the Mid Fuse Brace. With an ultra-fine felt tip marker and a striaght edge, make a line on the top of the brace as shown on page 33-04 of the RV-12 plans.

Step 2: Install the Anti-abrasive Strip, on the clean and dry mid-fuseBrace.

Builder's note: Nothing sticks well to the textured paint I used on the interior. So the bottom edge tends to pop loss when it is warm outside. So I will use Pliobond to stick it down. This section will be completed later in the finishing of the RV-12 airplane.