This is a photo album of my RV - 4.

I will be putting notes and explanatory pictures as I build this air plane.

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Saturday, June 23, 2012

Decal Themes

Themes to consider in decal design.

Here are some preliminary sketches Brett has come up with - Cool Huh ?

Friday, June 22, 2012

Pilot's Licence and C of A

Reserve a mark - I wasn't going to do this but rather take what came off the stack and save myself 65 bucks.  But Kayt spotted VH - LAG and I just had to have it !!

Rego - 130 bucks right there .

Exemption or rather "Assesment of Noise" - online form that took some finding. No Charge.

I have my C of A pack from the SAAA and will take it to work next week and check it out,

Got my ARN Self Serve 416307 sorted.

You must print out the docs and sign them and scan them and include a scan of your passport or birth cerificate.  

I also started on the ASIC. That shouldnt be too gruesome - just a matter of getting some pasport snaps. I will get the Medico to certify the ID when I sit my Medical . 

Monday, June 18, 2012

Airframe Checkilst

Airframe Inspection
AC 21.4(2) 6.4

Registration letters
CASR 45.045 and 45.065

Aircraft Manufacturer's Data Plate - sourced - to stamp and fit.
CASR 21.820 AC 21.10(0) 8.2b

Passenger Placard Warning  - This aircraft is not required to comply etc .... sourced.
CAR 262AP(9)

Experimental Markings   -  sourced.
CASR 45.125 50 mm - 2 inch

Calibration of Test Equipment AC 21 - 35(1)  - Not sure what relevence this has it wasmentioned in SAAA Newsletter.

Flight Controls
CAR 42G duplicate inspection :

2. Purpose
To alert maintenance personnel and operators to be vigilant whenever
installing or adjusting any aircraft control system using the classic two cables in
tension, closed–loop cable design, including primary flight control systems.

Pitot Static System
CAO 108.56 and AC21.4(2)6.4e

Specification — testing of specified aircraft instrument - Pitot Static Airspeed Altimeter and Fuel Guages.$FILE/Chapter%2012-13.pdf  see section 4

ADs and Service Bulletins

Here is where we look for AD and Service Bulletins that need to be complied with. Some will be of little consequence. Others will be plain wrong. Others will save your life.

  sb11-9-13.pdf         Fuel Tank Slosh Inspection.     Tank was never sloshed.

sb07-2-6.pdf              Affixing the passenger control stick permanently.    Not a good idea in the RV - 4. The pasenger has no need of an control stick but the pilot has no access to it if it gets fouled. Better to remove it when solo. 

sb06-9-20.pdf               Trim Cable Anchor   
WD-415-1              TRIM CABLE ANCHOR            $8.60
   Bugger ! This is a PIA - I just got done installing the elevator and would rather not mess with it. If, however, that were to snap off it could lead to a fatal loss of control.

sb97-05-1.pdf             Rear Seat Reinforcement     Done during construction.

96-10-1.DOC             Van’s FAB-320

Date issued: 10-8-96
Number: 96-10-1
Synopsis: Affects users of Van’s FAB-320 and FAB-360 filtered airboxes. Bolts attaching the top plate of the airbox to the carburetor may come loose and be ingested in the engine, possibly causing severe damage.
Correction: The four bolts used to fasten the VA-130C (FAB-320) or VA-131C (FAB-360) to the carburetor must be safetied. This may be accomplished by either using bolts with drilled heads and safety wiring them in pairs, or by installing tab lock washers under the bolt heads. If the tab lock washers are used, a 1/8” hole must be drilled in the top plate for the tab that prevents the washer from rotating. After the bolt is installed, an ear of the washer is bent up against one flat of the bolt heat, preventing the bolt from moving.

Good Idea !!

 sb06-2-3.pdf       Safetying of standard and flop-type fuel pickup tubes    I recall not being happy with that during construction but cant remember the corrective action I took. 

sb04-2-1.pdf               Fuel Tanks        Clear plastic found. Inspect Fuel Tanks.   Done during assembly. Might be worth a look in the tanks anyway. Dead rat etc.