Sunday, May 24, 2015

Vans Aircraft RV-12 Airplane Build,Section 34: Canopy Seal Kit Seals & Section 51A Placards

Reference: page Canopy Seal Instructions: page 34-22, 34-23, Section 51A pages 01-06; 5.0 hours

Today continued the work on the RV-12 airplane canopy seals after allowing the foam seals and silicone to set 48 hours.

This completes the Canopy seal for the RV-12 airplane.

Reference: Section 51A

Next came the installation of the placards for the airplane. I am installing the carpet kit so many of these will be covered over (i.e. the EXPERIMENTAL decal). It also sewn into the carpet kit for the RV-12. For the registration number on the instrument panel, I used a Brother's label printer with clean backing labels. One thing I did change is the location of the "50 pound baggage limit" placard as this would be covered by the carpet with no other provisions for it. So, after consulting with Van's Aircraft it was moved to just above the fuel tank on the inside of the fuselage. Not pictured is the placement of the fuel filler placard.

The last placard to install is the data plate. This still needs to be engraved before installing.