Saturday, August 1, 2015

Vans Aircraft RV-12 Airplane Build: Final Assembly (part 13) Closing Forward Fuselage

Reference: Page 45A-10, 42C-16, 34-11; 4.0 hours

Now that the RV-12 is at the airport I can adjust the radio volume for the EFIS as it requires a radio signal and ATIS is ideal for this.

This completes page 45C-10.

Reference: Page 42C-16

Next came the testing and final install of the ELT. To complete the G switch test I fabricated my own test plug using a 15 pin female D-Sub and a jumper wire. And of course the test have to be done 5 minutes after the hour. Sorry I didn't photograph the test plug.

Then came the install of the Forward fuselage.

Reference: page 34-11

Now with the forward fuselage on I can ensure the canopy handle works prperly with just one hand. And after some adjustment it works fine.

This completes this entry for the RV-12 final assembly.