Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Vans Aircraft RV-12 Airplane Build,Section 33: Wing Attachment and Installing the Wing Seals

Reference: Page 33-04; 3.0 hours

Today I attached the wings onto the RV-12 airplane project and installed the wing seals per plans. The last 1/16 inch to insert the wing pins was hard with the wing seals in place!

Marked for the seal placement, it goes ~1/4 inch above the skin.

Builder's note: During this process I noticed the inboard end of the ailerons need to be trimmed (again) to insure a minimum of an 1/8 inch clearance from the fuselage skins per the acceptance checklist issued by Van's Aircraft for the RV-12. This can be done more easily if the flaperons are extended to full flaps.

This completes this entry.