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Old 02-01-2016, 06:38 PM
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That looks great! I love those colors.

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Old 02-26-2017, 06:09 PM
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While waiting for the finish kit I brought a 3D printer and got a bit carried away at first printing epic world dominating monsters (albeit a couple of inches tall and made out of orange plastic ) but then looked at doing something for the aircraft that wasn't structural or hard for a first time CAD design.
I made a 57mm panel drilling guide, then a rivet pusher (to help push those rivets in the tighter holes) and finally a step plug (just the fronts, I have left the backs open to allow any moisture to get out).
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Test fitting (one of the first ones I made that didn't fit very well)

And finally painted



*Apologies for the link in the photos, I linked them up from my blog site.
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Old 02-27-2017, 05:36 AM
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Those caps look great! I wonder if they add a tiny bit of drag compared to when leaving the tubes open?
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Old 02-27-2017, 06:05 PM
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maybe a bullet nose?
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Old 02-28-2017, 04:26 AM
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I'm not sure how much drag will be introduced by these but I don't think there would be enough to cause issues.

For all I know I may have reduced overall drag, the drag from the larger surface area of the inside of the tube (plus the turbulence of the interruption where the tubes are welded) being removed vs the smaller surface area of the cap being directly into the wind (I doubt it would be an overall reduction in drag but it would mitigate it a bit :P)

A bullet nose would be more efficient than mine but I couldn't easily put the letters on it.

Alternatively I could remove the steps completely and carry one of these in the back for less weight and no drag .

Painted to match with the RV12 logo on it of course
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Old 04-02-2017, 04:32 PM
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I bought my 12 from original builder with 48TT. It’s an early kit SN120058. I bought the plane knowing most of the service bulletins hadn’t been completed. I flew the airplane for a full year and then brought the fuselage home this past November for upgrade and SB compliance.

So today the airplane heads back to the hanger with following upgrades/SB’s completed:

• Fuel tank attach modification
• Center section and side skin modifications
• Fuel tank slosh inspection
• Flaperon bearing bracket crack inspection
• Upper engine mount rivet replacement
• Inspect nose fork for cracks
• Inspect stabilator lateral bearing movement
• Oil tank mounting bracket addition
• Installed new U-00006D and U-00006A for front wheel fairing per SB12-08-09
• Installed new (8) stainless steel exhaust springs – Aircraft Spruce # 08-07632 GPL
• Installed Dynon D100 EFIS Dual Display
• Installed new main tires and air tubes
• (2) 500-5 6 PLY AWBS RETREAD,ELITE PREMIUM 2 GROOVE
• (2) 500-5 AERO CLASSIC **BUTYL** INNER TUBE TR-67 (GL-5067)
• Installed new Matco WHLBRL-1 - BRAKE RELINE KIT
• Cleaned and re-greased main wheel bearings
• Installed PTT switch on copilot control stick
• Installed split baggage floor and split rear bulkhead
• Installed Moeller mechanical float fuel gage in top of fuel tank
• Installed 5-pin Molex 61-405x2 connector for elevator trim tab servo in tail cone
• Recalibrated Dynon D180/D100 EFIS fuel quantity gage
• Installed new 5 Circuit Molex 0.062" male and female connector at elevator trim servo
• Bled air copilot left master brake cylinder

I chose not to install the fuel tank vent. I will keep the vented fuel cap because I use 93E10 auto fuel and want to minimize air exchange in the tank. This will help maintain fuel octane rating when airplane sits in the hanger. 5-year rubber hose replacement will be done at next annual condition inspection.

Airplane still needs to be weighed, CG calculated, installed equipment list, POH update, and make all appropriate logbook entries before flight. Last summer at KOSH I took the Rainbow Aviation Light Sport Repairman Workshop and have now attained my LSRM-A certificate.

Life is good…

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Old 04-03-2017, 05:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Piper J3 View Post
I bought my 12 from original builder with 48TT. It’s an early kit SN120058. I bought the plane knowing most of the service bulletins hadn’t been completed. I flew the airplane for a full year and then brought the fuselage home this past November for upgrade and SB compliance.

So today the airplane heads back to the hanger with following upgrades/SB’s completed:

• Fuel tank attach modification
• Center section and side skin modifications
• Fuel tank slosh inspection
• Flaperon bearing bracket crack inspection
• Upper engine mount rivet replacement
• Inspect nose fork for cracks
• Inspect stabilator lateral bearing movement
• Oil tank mounting bracket addition
• Installed new U-00006D and U-00006A for front wheel fairing per SB12-08-09
• Installed new (8) stainless steel exhaust springs – Aircraft Spruce # 08-07632 GPL
• Installed Dynon D100 EFIS Dual Display
• Installed new main tires and air tubes
• (2) 500-5 6 PLY AWBS RETREAD,ELITE PREMIUM 2 GROOVE
• (2) 500-5 AERO CLASSIC **BUTYL** INNER TUBE TR-67 (GL-5067)
• Installed new Matco WHLBRL-1 - BRAKE RELINE KIT
• Cleaned and re-greased main wheel bearings
• Installed PTT switch on copilot control stick
• Installed split baggage floor and split rear bulkhead
• Installed Moeller mechanical float fuel gage in top of fuel tank
• Installed 5-pin Molex 61-405x2 connector for elevator trim tab servo in tail cone
• Recalibrated Dynon D180/D100 EFIS fuel quantity gage
• Installed new 5 Circuit Molex 0.062" male and female connector at elevator trim servo
• Bled air copilot left master brake cylinder

I chose not to install the fuel tank vent. I will keep the vented fuel cap because I use 93E10 auto fuel and want to minimize air exchange in the tank. This will help maintain fuel octane rating when airplane sits in the hanger. 5-year rubber hose replacement will be done at next annual condition inspection.

Airplane still needs to be weighed, CG calculated, installed equipment list, POH update, and make all appropriate logbook entries before flight. Last summer at KOSH I took the Rainbow Aviation Light Sport Repairman Workshop and have now attained my LSRM-A certificate.

Life is good…

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thats great.. good luck
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