Day 68 - May 18, 2013 & Day 69 - May 25, 2013

TeenFlight 2 is legally airworthy!  Early on Saturday Mr. Frank Snead, DAR, came over to the TeenFlight hangar and inspected the RV-12.  The inspection was very fast, and he did not find anything amiss with the airplane.  After reviewing the aircraft paperwork, he awarded us our airworthiness certificate.

After the inspection was complete, we began the process of buttoning up the airplane.  This included installing all the cover plates, reinstalling the fuel tank, and installing the upholstery.
When all the cover plates had been installed, the interior of the airplane went from looking like this:

to looking like this:

 Stay tuned for more in the coming weeks including the first flight of the second TeenFlight RV-12.

Day 67 - May 11, 2013

The last few weeks have been fairly sparse on tasks at TeenFlight.  We have been waiting on the FAA to return our aircraft registration.  However we received that this week but are now waiting for approval to schedule a DAR (Designated Airworthiness Representative).  This week we completed a few small things that will help the airplane be ready for the DAR when he comes.

We installed the rest of the placard on the airframe and inside the cabin.

In order to weigh the airplane the seats and upholstery must be completely installed.  One of the mentors brought in some scales for us to use and, with those scales, we were able to calculate the empty weight of the airplane at each tire and from there find the balance of the airplane.

And finally, this is what happens right after someone pulls off the protective plastic cling-wrap on the canopy.