Saturday, July 25, 2015

Vans Aircraft RV-12 Airplane Build: Final Assembly (part 10) SB 15-03-05

Reference: Pages 50-05, 50-06; 5.0 hours

Today's work on the RV-12 involved installing the air cleaners and installing the new carburetor floats for Service Bulletin 15-03-05. My RV-12 engine was effect by this due to the serial number range of the carburetors. I ordered the floats back in March, April and they finally arrived this week.

Builder's note: Note lack of marks on old floats in picture above. New floats and gaskets are pictured below.

Reference: Builder's note: I wanted to hid the exposed fiberglass that shows through the inside of the canopy. SO I purchased black contact paper from Home Depot, cut patterns and the cover the area to mach the curve of the layup.

This concludes this entry for working on the RV-12 airplane.