Jane is very fortunate in that she is rich with friends that want to help her out.
This time it was major surgery SB 18-02-02 the elevator.
Dave, friend and A&P mechanic, came over with his specially built table just for the RV-12 fleet.
His table is already reserved for use for another RV-12 at Wings Field.
Certainly made the job a bit easier, just slide it under adjust height to match and we were all set.
Service Bulletin 18-02-02 to address any potential cracking in the horizontal stabilator front spar.
Did not find any cracking on Jane
, however, performed the SB as a prevention measure.
Had to hold for 24 hrs due to finding one of the bearings would slip out of the flange with little pressure.
Put Loctite on it and checked the following day and we were good to go for Elevator installation.
Click on image to see Time Lapse video of the surgery.