Day 22- March 20, 2010

Eleven of our twelve team members were present this week. All of the fuselage sub assembly work is now completed.

We will be joining all of them together during our next work session to make a mostly complete fuselage.

We have also taken delivery of our finish kit and completed the inventory.

Details of the EAA Young Eagles program and future scheduled Young Eagles flight days being held by EAA Chapter 105 (found at were presented to our team members. Many of them are excited at the prospect of  free access to the private pilot online ground school compliments of Sporty's Pilot Shop when completing a free Young Eagle flight.

Day 21 - March 13, 2010

This week marked our 17th Saturday work session on the RV-12. We had 10 team members present.

Good progress was made on the 5 forward fuselage sub-assemblies, and we completed the bending of the longerons so I think there is a good chance we will be bringing them all together during our next session to form the complete forward part of the fuselage.

One of our teams got a chance to experience fuel tank sealant (and everyone else got to smell it) in one of their work steps on the firewall. I wonder if that has anything to do with no team members volunteering to build the fuel tank.......

Day 20 - March 6, 2010

We had 9 team members present this week. The rudder pedal, and roll bar assemblies have been completed.  We finished the day with all four teams doing work preparing parts or assembling small sub assemblys so that we can get the fuselage skinned and get the tail cone portion attached. We should be taking delivery of our finish kit before our next work session. This will allow us to get a jump start on the fuel tank construction and some of the aircrafts systems.

Day 19 - February 27, 2010

This week we, once again, had nine team members present for our work session.  All four teams are now working on some portion of the fuselage which is requiring everyone to keep co-ordinated with everyone else as to how they are progressing.

One team is concentrating on the rudder pedal assemblies.

Another team is concentrating on the roll bar assembly.

The remaining two teams worked on the mid fuselage and the lower firewall.