Riveting the RV-12’s roll bar assembly onto the F-1231D roll bar bases.
Completed roll bar assembly is now a part of the fuselage.
Have to say, the roll bar is solid … if you move it a very small amount in either direction, you are also moving the entire fuselage structure by the same amount.
More forward progress would have been made today but this afternoon Mike noticed the fuel valve was not square … the whole assembly was leaning slightly. Apparently while torquing the fuel lines it got flexed a little. With Mike’s help we loosened three fittings and carefully torqued the lines again taking care not to let the fuel valve flex. It took a couple of tries to make it perfect.
This drives home an important point though … the more eyes you have looking over your build, the better.