Build Log RV-12

Vans Tool Box Kit Build

The second day of our build agenda was to start working on the Vans Tool Box Kit.  This kit is designed to teach the basics of aircraft aluminum construction.  During the construction you learn the different types of rivets that are used, types of aluminum, working with hinges and other building techniques.

We gathered in groups of two, one adult and one teenager and worked together to build and learn.  Things were going well so we continued until the tool boxes were complete.

The toolboxes will be used to keep each groups personal items, safety glasses, gloves, earplugs etc. 

At the end of the day, everybody had some self satisfaction on what they had just accomplished.  The kits were a great learning tool.

The next build date is scheduled for this coming Tuesday.  This is when we will actually be starting the build on the RV-12.