7 days ago
Our RV-12iS empennage/tailcone and fuselage Kits for this years build project (TF7) has arrived in the hangar and inventory has begun! ... See MoreSee Less
Wheel pants installed on TF4 and ready for final test fight before disassembling for transportation to paint shop. ... See MoreSee Less
Our returning students are doing the annual toolbox cleaning and organizing. Maybe us mentors will find some of our own personal tools that have gone missing!! ... See MoreSee Less
TeenFlight Build Update: Sunday, Sept 9th 2019
The issue we were having with the nav/strobe fuse blowing only during flight has been solved. The build instruction called out to use a 5A fuse which we installed and it kept blowing. After further investigation, the new POH that we got from Van’s states 7.5A. We replaced the fuse and all is well and another 45 min test flight was conducted.
The students installed the wheel pants and we will perform one last test flight before disassembling plane to trailer to pant shop.
The students continued working on the nav/strobe fairing and are ready to bond/rivet them to the wingtips.
Landing gear covers were fabricated and now ready to be installed.
Canopy frame was filed and they have begun fitting it to the canopy deck.
Students continued working on the wheel pants and are getting close to test fit them.
This is the new RV-12iS that we will start this year. The Emp/tailcone and fuselage kits will be picked up from Van’s on Wednesday, Sept 11th.
We are excited to welcome our new students to our build sessions starting Sunday, Sept 15th. This will be the first time we will have the entire group of students together and yes the mentors will be scrambling a bit for the first couple of sessions!
The new students will spend a couple of sessions going through some training and than will get started on the fuselage with some of our returning students serving as student leads.
We are also excited that we will have some Horizon executives visiting with us along with giving a presentation and Q&A sessions for our students. ... See MoreSee Less
TeenFlight Build Update: Sunday, Sept 8th 2019
Our 2019-20 Build program officially started on Sunday with our new students and their parents arriving at 3pm for the orientation meeting. They all got briefed and all paperwork turned in and are ready for their first day on Sunday, Sept 15th. We are excited about these new students and they will integrate well with our returning students.
At 5pm, our returning students arrived after a nice summer break. It was great seeing them all again and hearing them share their summer adventures. They were eager to get back to work, however there was some house cleaning needed, I.e. they got to clean out their toolboxes and get them sorted out!
After splitting into their work groups and reviewing where they left off last build season, they really didn’t have a lot of time left to get much accomplished however they are better prepared for Monday’s build session.
Our TF4 aircraft made its 2nd flight and Marv reported they its flying great! We are having an issue with the nav/strobe fuse blowing after 20min of flight in 1st and 2nd flight. After the first flight, we checked the nav/strobe connections and than hooked up a battery charger and ran the nav/strobes for 45 minutes on the ground and they worked just fine. Took 2nd flight and the fuse blew again @ 20min in flight. This is going to take more head scratching on Monday. ... See MoreSee Less