Monday, August 24, 2015

Vans Aircraft RV-12 Airplane Build: Newest RV-12 in the World (at least for a short time)

With the RV-12 completed, I've been working with Gary Brown a DAR in Independence Oregon to obtain a airworthiness inspection and certification. Today was the day for the inspection. After looking it the airplane, Builder's Log, Maintenance Logbooks and covering the Operating limitations and other paperwork I was awarded an Airworthiness Certificate!

Gary had a few suggestions that make sense. First Van's Aircraft is working on a split baggage compartment bulkhead. He said get it or build it, as it will allow inspection of the tailcone without removing the fuel tank. I'm planning to do this at the first conditional inspection.

In the picture below you can see the split floor panel that Van's offers that I installed previously.

Second tie-wrap the fuel pressure sensor to the radiator hose (as pictured below.) This will help reduce vibration on the sensor.

With the inspection out of the way next is to get myself ready for flying the RV-12. For this I have scheduled time with Mike Seager