January 22nd, 2018
The RV12 Club Plane, N337JG, is getting closer to being done...but as all you builders out there know, each time you think you are close, so much more comes up needing to be done.
Right now we are struggling with brake lines. The previous builder put the brakes and lines in and we have tried to bleed them to no avail. After 3 days of purging the lines only to find new air appearing at the Master Cylinder, we have decided to install 1/8" lines in place of the 1/4" lines and to rebuild each of the four Master Cylinders.
We are working on the pitch problem. We all wondered why the incidence of the stab, the angle it makes relative to the longitudinal axis of the fuselage, seemed to have so little pitch down. Upon researching, we have found that the previous builder had not yet set the stops (we thought they had been set). So, that is also in the works.
The close-out canopy seals have arrived and will be installed very soon along with the sealing of the back glass, the wing seals, step stickers, creating and placing the N-number.
I foresee a test run of the engine by next week. I plan to send in paperwork to the FAA to request the DAR inspection for airworthiness by the end of the month.
Are you excited? Cause I am!
Let's get flying!