Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Vans Aircraft RV-12 Airplane Build: Final Assembly (part 15) Final EAA inspection

Reference: Page 11-09, 33-02, 35-05, 37-10, 42N-20

In preparation for the Final EAA technical inspection I installed all of the inspection panels, cowl and the interior. Thus all of the reference listed above. Also I didn't take many pictures today.

First came the weighing of the airplane. Wait for it... total 763.8 pounds. Heavier than I hoped. Next Ernie showed me how to sync the carburetors and set the idle. Running it through the various RPM upto 3000 rpm. Below is the tool he used to sync the carbs and hose hookup.

Last but not least we safety wired the throttle nuts.

After all of this Ernie left me to finish the measuring for the weight and balance.

Finished up the measurements and calculation and submitted the paperwork to Gary Brown who is a DAR here in Oregon to get my DAR inspection. I'm not going to go into detail of how to complete the paperwork because I think this varies a little from region to region. As the old saying goes "your milage may vary". So talk it through with your DAR or FAA examiner.