Day 14 & Day 15 - April 18, 2015 & April 25, 2015

During the past two sessions, many tasks have been accomplished on TF4.  The main center of attention is the side skins and longerons, as the fuselage is starting to look like a plane!  The arm rests and bulkhead side channels were installed and the side skins were temporarily installed for match drilling and fitting. 

The forward upper fuselage was also worked on.  This included the completion of the canopy ribs, and the antenna shelf was riveted to the upper firewall.  The oil tank side brackets were assembled to the battery and oil reservoir braces.  The assembly is being prepared for rivets. 

The map box was deburred and prepared, and the rudder pedal brake lines had some fittings installed. 

Stay tuned for more next week.

TF3 Update! - April 19, 2015

Great news to report on TF3!

The TeenFlight 3 Van's Aircraft RV-12 (N113TF) came out of the hangar and had its first flight on April 19th.  It was a successful test flight with Aric Krause at the controls!  After some minor adjustments, more flights have been conducted in the past few days by Justin Inman who performed some Production Acceptance flight testing.  The next step will be preparing the aircraft for paint. 

Congratulations TeenFlight 3!
  Photos and more updates coming soon.

Day 13 - April 11, 2015

Today at the hangar, TF4 kept seeing many sub-assemblies coming together.  This included the forward lower fuselage and the mid fuse brace behind the seats.  The center of attention, was the fuselage assembly.  The entire bottom skin was riveted on to the ribs, and the floors and seat areas were riveted on also.  

The upper forward fuselage was also worked on.  The upper cowling hinge was cut and prepared and the upper firewall had to be prepared by installing nutplates.  
As for the roll bar, we had to drill a hole to thread the wires of the eyeball light through.  After that, the roll bar was entirely riveted together as one piece. 

Check back soon! 

Day 11 & Day 12 - March 28, 2015 & April 4, 2015

The TeenFlight 3 RV-12 is now in a different hangar waiting on some final details.  More information on that coming soon.
As for TF4 last Saturday and today, we started to see many sub-assemblies coming together.  The main thing that was worked on today was the assembly of the main center section assembly, the baggage ribs, the seat ribs, and the step ribs.  This fuselage assembly is looking great!
The side skins were finished being deburred and the side air vents were completed.  The left and right canopy decks were riveted to both of the longerons to fit the shape of the canopy and fuselage. 

The rudder pedals started to see some progress today, and the canopy rollbar was match-drilled for future riveting.  The roll bar straps were also deburred and prepared for assembly.    
Stay tuned for more next week!