Builder’s Log

Preparation | Planning | Shop | Tools | Practice Kit | Other | Pilots N Paws |
Empennage | Horizontal Stab | Vertical Stab | Rudder | Elevators |
Wings | Spars | Ribs | Wing | Fuel Tanks | Ailerons | Flaps |
Fuselage | Firewall | Bulkheads | Longerons | Aft Fuse | Ctr Fuse | Fwd Fuse |
Finish Kit | Canopy | Systems | Engine | Panel | Painting |
Functional Testing | Power On | Engine Runs | Taxi Tests |
First Flight | Preflight | First Flight | Postflight |
Flight Test | Air Data | Climb Perf | Best Glide | Cooling | Stall Speeds | Cruise Perf |


Preparation

Planning

Aug 20, 2009 – Ordered Preview Plans
Aug 20, 2009 – Reserved some N-numbers
Aug 27, 2009 – Preview Plans arrived

Shop

Aug 30, 2009 – EAA Workbench Completed
Sep 20, 2009 – Built Another Workbench
May 16, 2010 – First of Many New Garage Shelves


Tools

Aug 22, 2009 – Started buying some tools
Aug 27, 2009 – Rivet Gun Purchased
Sep 05, 2009 – More Tools Arrive
Sep 15, 2009 – Ordered some more tools. Again.
Dec 11, 2009 – More tools before starting
Dec 13, 2009 – Automatic Compressor Drain Kit
Dec 25, 2009 – First Avery tool order
Jan 05, 2010 – Another Avery Tool Order
Jan 23, 2010 – Empennage Hardware Inventory, Tools
Mar 02, 2010 – Installed Air Regulator/Oiler
Mar 03, 2010 – Tools from Harbor Freight, Van’s
Apr 01, 2010 – Dimple Dies and Tungsten Bucking Bar
Apr 26, 2010 – Drill Press!!!
May 15, 2010 – Tap and Die Kit, Roloc Kit
Jul 21, 2010 – #10 Dimple Die from Avery, and More
Aug 21, 2010 – Bought Cleveland Main Squeeze

Practice Kit

Sep 27, 2009 – Purchased Practice Kit from GBI
Sep 28, 2009 – Started on the Practice Kit
Sep 29, 2009 – Finished the first assembly in the Practice Kit
Sep 30, 2009 – Practice Kit – Stiffeners and Skins
Oct 01, 2009 – Practice Kit – Priming
Oct 02, 2009 – Practice Kit – Riveting
Oct 04, 2009 – Practice Kit – Finished

Other

Nov 21, 2009 – Saw RV-12 at EAA 1114
Apr 10, 2010 – EAA 1426 Fly-in, Drive-in
May 06, 2010 – Fixed Squeaky Dryer
May 15, 2010 – 2010 Mid-Atlantic Fly-in
May 30, 2010 – First Floor Wood Floors
Jun 27, 2010 – Sat in My First RV-7
Jul 11, 2010 – SCBC in Salisbury, NC
Oct 29, 2010 – Napa Valley, Halloween Weekend, Day 1
Oct 30, 2010 – Napa Valley, Halloween Weekend, Day 2
Oct 31, 2010 – Napa Valley, Halloween Weekend, Day 3
Nov 1, 2010 – Napa Valley, Halloween Weekend, Day 4
Dec 21, 2010 – HondaJet Model 420 First Flight
Feb 04, 2011 – Roll Your Own In-ear Headset
Jul 17, 2011 – New Progress Charts
Sep 16, 2011 – Something Happened Here Today…
Oct 08, 2011 – Sugar Valley Airport (31A) Grand Reopening
Oct 23, 2011 – Château Morrisette
Jan 16, 2012 – Breaking News: Feathergate Continues…
Aug 05, 2012 – SCBC in Salisbury, NC 2012 Edition

Pilots N Paws
May 09, 2010 – First Pilots N Paws Rescue
Jun 20, 2010 – Pilots N Paws Fly-in, SC Breakfast Club (Triple Tree Aerodrome, SC)
Jul 04, 2010 – Pilots N Paws Phoebe, Dalmatian Mix


Empennage

Nov 30, 2009 – Ordered Empennage Kit
Dec 29, 2009 – Picked up Empennage, Inventoried (1.5)
Jan 23, 2010 – Empennage Hardware Inventory, Tools (1.0)
Jul 11, 2010 – Genuine Aeronautical Control Surface Interface Insertion and Adjustment Tool (0.5)

Horizontal Stab (44.5)

Dec 30, 2009 – Rear Spar, Front Spar (5.5)
Dec 31, 2009 – More HS work (6.0)
Jan 01, 2010 – Finished drilling the HS (2.0)
Jan 02, 2010 – Inboard ribs, devinyled left HS skin (2.0)
Jan 03, 2010 – Deburr and Dimple HS skeleton (3.5)
Jan 04, 2010 – Left skin work, primed two ribs (2.5)
Jan 05, 2010 – More HS Priming, Dimpling (0.5)
Jan 06, 2010 – Primed Front LH Spar, Devinyled RH Skin (1.0)
Jan 09, 2010 – LH skin dimpling, Some HS riveting (4.0)
Jan 10, 2010 – Left HS Riveting (4.5)
Jan 11, 2010 – Squeezed more left HS Rivets (0.5)
Jan 13, 2010 – Right HS scuff and dimple (1.0)
Jan 14, 2010 – Right HS – Primed skeleton, Dimpled skin (1.0)
Jan 15, 2010 – Started riveting right HS (2.0)
Jan 17, 2010 – More Right HS Riveting (3.5)
Jan 19, 2010 – Rear Spar Work (2.5)
Jan 20, 2010 – Started Closing Up HS (2.0)
Jan 22, 2010 – Horizontal Stabilizer Complete (0.5)

Vertical Stab (17.5)

Jan 05, 2010 – Preliminary Edge Prep on VS Ribs (0.5)
Jan 23, 3010 – Edge and Surface Prep on VS Skeleton (1.5)
Jan 24, 2010 – VS Assembling and Matchdrilling (3.0)
Jan 25, 2010 – Matchdrilled Right Side of Vertical (0.5)
Jan 26, 2010 – More VS Work (2.0)
Jan 29, 2010 – VS Deburring and Dimpling (1.0)
Jan 30, 2010 – Skin Dimpling, Edge Finishing, Priming, Riveting (3.5)
Feb 01, 2010 – VS Rear Spar Work (1.0)
Feb 10, 2010 – VS Skin Riveting (1.0)
Feb 12, 2010 – VS Skin Riveting, Part Deux (1.5)
Feb 15, 2010 – Vertical Stabilizer 99 Percent Complete (1.0)
Jul 24, 2012 – Vertical Stabilizer Fiberglass Tip (1.0)

Rudder (36.5)

Feb 16, 2010 – Started Rudder – Stiffeners (1.0)
Feb 20, 2010 – More Rudder Stiffeners (2.0)
Feb 21, 2010 – Skin Devinyling, Stiffener Dimpling (2.5)
Feb 22, 2010 – Skin Dimpling and Priming (1.5)
Feb 25, 2010 – Stiffener Prep, Priming, and some Backriveting (1.0)
Feb 26, 2010 – More Stiffeners, Some Skeleton (2.0)
Feb 27, 2010 – Finished Backriveting Stiffeners (0.5)
Feb 28, 2010 – Initial Rudder Assembly, Fabrication, and Drilling (2.5)
Mar 01, 2010 – Disassembled Rudder to Start Deburring (1.0)
Mar 14, 2010 – Primed R-918s and R-608PP (0.5)
Mar 15, 2010 – More Small Rudder Parts Priming and Devinyling (2.5)
Mar 18, 2010 – Primed R-902 Rudder Spar (1.5)
Mar 20, 2010 – Rudder Skin Prep, Skeleton Riveting (4.5)
Mar 21, 2010 – Dimpled R-912 Counterbalance Rib (0.5)
Mar 22, 2010 – More Rudder Parts Priming (0.5)
Mar 23, 2010 – Riveted R-912 Counterbalance Rib (0.5)
Mar 24, 2010 – Got some skin…riveted (1.5)
Mar 25, 2010 – Got some more skin…riveted (1.0)
Mar 27, 2010 – Trailing Edge Angle Work (1.0)
Mar 28, 2010 – More Trailing Edge Work (3.0)
Mar 29, 2010 – Rudder Counterbalance and Tip Rib (1.0)
Mar 31, 2010 – Riveted Rudder Trailing Edge (1.5)
Apr 01, 2010 – Rolled Rudder Leading Edge (1.5)
Apr 05, 2010 – Rudder 99 Percent Complete (1.0)
Aug 10, 2010 – Low Point of the Build
Aug 12, 2010 – Made a Decision on the Rudder
Aug 14, 2010 – Started Drilling Out Rudder (0.5)

Elevators (59.0)

Mar 28, 2010 – Started E-615PP Trim Reinforcement Plate (0.5)
Apr 06, 2010 – Riveted E-615PP Trim Reinforcement Plate (1.0)
Apr 09, 2010 – Right Elevator Skeleton and Stiffeners (2.0)
Apr 12, 2010 – Right Elevator Stiffeners and Priming (1.0)
Apr 14, 2010 – Right Elevator Stiffener Drilling and Dimpling (1.5)
Apr 18, 2010 – Right Elevator Stiffener Riveting (3.0)
Apr 26, 2010 – Fixed Right Elevator Trailing Edge (1.0)
Apr 28, 2010 – Bent Right Elevator Trailing Edge (2.0)
May 03, 2010 – Primed E-709 Root Rib Right (1.0)
May 08, 2010 – I Love Tungsten (Started Riveting Right Rudder) (1.5)
May 09, 2010 – More Drilling Deburring Scuffing and Dimpling (1.0)
May 13, 2010 – Riveted Right Elevator Skeleton (2.0)
May 19, 2010 – Primed Right Elevator Skin (1.0)
May 20, 2010 – Final Prep for Right Elevator (1.5)
May 22, 2010 – Riveted Right Elevator (2.0)
May 24, 2010 – Started Left Elevator (0.5)
May 26, 2010 – Left Elevator Stiffeners, Part Uno (1.0)
May 29, 2010 – Primed Some Left Elevator Stiffeners (1.0)
May 31, 2010 – Primed the Rest of the Left Elevator Stiffeners (1.5)
Jun 01, 2010 – Backriveted Left Elevator Stiffeners (1.5)
Jun 02, 2010 – Bent Left Elevator Trailing Edge (1.0)
Jun 10, 2010 – Drilled E-714, Clecoed Left Elevator Skin (1.0)
Jun 17, 2010 – Drilled E-701 (Left Elevator Skin) to Skeleton (0.5)
Jun 20, 2010 – Started Working on the Elevator Tab (1.5)
Jun 22, 2010 – $6.48 (1.0)
Jun 27, 2010 – More Trim tab Drilling (2.0)
Jun 28, 2010 – Left Elevator Riblet, Day 1 (1.0)
Jun 29, 2010 – Left Elevator Riblet, Day 2 (1.0)
Jul 01, 2010 – Trim Tab Fitting (2.0)
Jul 02, 2010 – Started Prepping Left Elevator Skeleton (2.0)
Jul 05, 2010 – Started Riveting Left Elevator Skeleton (0.5)
Jul 06, 2010 – Riveted E-705 to Left Elevator Spar (0.5)
Jul 07, 2010 – Riveted Elevator Horn and Trim Tab Spar (0.5)
Jul 11, 2010 – Prepped and Primed Left Elevator Skin (3.0)
Jul 13, 2010 – Left Elevator Counterbalance Skin (0.5)
Jul 18, 2010 – Riveted E-703 and E-704 to E-702 (0.5)
Jul 20, 2010 – More Work on the Counterbalance Skin (1.0)
Jul 21, 2010 – Preparation for Left Elevator Skin Riveting (1.0)
Jul 23, 2010 – Left Elevator Skin Riveting (2.0)
Jul 24, 2010 – Rolled Left Elevator Leading Edge (2.0)
Jul 31, 2010 – Rolled Right Elevator Leading Edge (3.0)
Aug 17, 2010 – More Trim Tab Work (1.5)
Aug 19, 2010 – Primed Elevator Trim tab (1.0)
Aug 20, 2010 – Finished Trim tab (1.0)
Oct 10, 2010 – 10 Rivets on the Left Elevator (0.5)


Wings

Misc (10.5)

May 14, 2010 – Ordered Wing Kit
Aug 22, 2010 – Christmas in August (Wing Kit Arrived) (5.0)
Dec 29, 2010 – Started Building Wing Stands (2.0)
Dec 30, 2010 – Finished Building Wing Stands (3.5)

Spars (19.0)

Aug 22, 2010 – Right Spar Countersinking and Nutplates (3.5)
Aug 24, 2010 – Finished Countersinking Right Spar Flanges (1.0)
Aug 26, 2010 – Started On Right Wing Tie-down Bracket (1.0)
Sep 05, 2010 – More Right Tiedown Work, Started Right Rear Spar (2.0)
Sep 08, 2010 – Right Rear Spar Doubler and Reinforcement Fork (1.0)
Sep 12, 2010 – Primed and Started Riveting Right Rear Spar (2.0)
Sep 14, 2010 – Finished Right Rear Spar (0.5)
Sep 21, 2010 – Left Spar Arrived from Vans
Sep 28, 2010 – Leading Edge/Tank Cradle, Right Tiedown Bracket (0.5)
Oct 21, 2010 – Tank Attach Nutplates, Left Lower Spar Flange (1.0)
Oct 23, 2010 – Tank Attach Nutplates, Left Upper Spar Flange (0.5)
Nov 13, 2010 – Countersunk Left Main Spar, Drilled Left Rear Spar (1.5)
Nov 20, 2010 – Prep and Priming Some Rear Spar Comp. (1.5)
Dec 12, 2010 – Finished Left Rear Spar (1.5)
Dec 29, 2010 – Finished Left Tiedown (1.0)
Feb 26, 2011 – Started Countersinking Right Main Spar (0.5)

Ribs (18.0)
Sep 18, 2010 – Prepped Right Wing Main Ribs, Clecoed Skeleton (3.0)
Sep 29, 2010 – Drilled right Wing Ribs to Main and Rear Spars (1.0)
Oct 03, 2010 – Drilled Wiring and Conduit Holes in Ribs (1.0)
Jan 01, 2011 – Fluting and Straightening Left Wing Ribs (1.0)
Jan 02, 2011 – Leading Edge Rib-To-Spar Drilling (2.0)
Jan 06, 2011 – Prepped and Primed First Wing Rib (1.0)
Jan 07, 2011 – Primed 3 More Main Ribs (1.0)
Jan 08, 2011 – Primed 3 More Main Ribs, Now 7 Done (1.0)
Jan 09, 2011 – Riveted Half of Main Ribs to Right Main Spar (1.0)
Jan 13, 2011 – More Right Wing Main Rib Preparation (1.5)
Jan 18, 2011 – Finished Prepping and Priming Right Wing Main Ribs (1.5)
Jan 21, 2011 – Finished Riveting Right Wing Main Ribs to the Main Spar (1.0)
Jan 23, 2011 – Riveted the Right Rear Spar to the Main Ribs (1.5)
Dec 14, 2011 – Riveted Some Things on the Right Rear Spar (0.5)

Wing (81.5)
Sep 21, 2010 – Devinyled Right Lower Inboard Wing Skin (0.5)
Sep 22, 2010 – Devinyled Left Lower Inboard Wing Skin (0.5)
Sep 23, 2010 – Devinyled Upper Inboard Wing Skins (1.0)
Sep 28, 2010 – Leading Edge/Tank Cradle, Right Tiedown Bracket (0.5)
Oct 04, 2010 – Devinyled Left Lower Outboard Wing Skin (0.5)
Oct 06, 2010 – Devinyled Two More Wing Skins (1.0)
Oct 18, 2010 – FINISHED DEVINYLING WING SKINS (0.5)
Jan 03, 2011 – Mucho Leading Edge Work (3.5)
Jan 04, 2011 – Stall Warning Access Panel Work (0.5)
Jan 16, 2011 – Started Leading Edge Landing Lights (3.5)
Jan 23, 2011 – Right Wing Top Skins Clecoed to Skeleton (0.5)
Jan 25, 2011 – Started Leveling Right Wing for Good (1.0)
Jan 30, 2011 – Continuing to Level Right Wing Skeleton (1.5)
Jan 31, 2011 – Clecoed Bottom Skins and Leading Edge on Right Wing (1.5)
Feb 07, 2011 – 50% Clecoed Right Wing Skins (1.0)
Feb 08, 2011 – Started Matchdrilling Right Wing (1.0)
Feb 12, 2011 – Finished Matchdrilling Right Wing (0.5)
Feb 27, 2011 – Deburred Right Fuel Tank Ribs, Bottom Wing Skins (1.0)
Mar 13, 2011 – Some Right Leading Edge Work (1.5)
Mar 25, 2011 – Started Prepping Right Leading Edge (1.0)
Apr 22, 2011 – Started Banging Rivets on the Right Leading Edge (3.0)
Apr 28, 2011 – Prepared Right Leading Edge Rib Number 4 (0.5)
May 10, 2011 – Some More Work on Right Leading Edge Ribs (0.5)
May 12, 2011 – Primed Three More Leading Edge Ribs (0.5)
May 13, 2011 – Set Eight Rivets (0.5)
May 23, 2011 – Riveted Some More Right Leading Edge Ribs (1.0)
Jun 17, 2011 – Right Leading Edge Inboard Rib Redux (0.5)
Jun 20, 2011 – Riveted Right Inboard Leading Edge Rib (0.5)
Jul 10, 2011 – Right Leading Edge Landing Light (1.5)
Jul 13, 2011 – Right Leading Edge Joint Plate Nutplates (1.0)
Jul 23, 2011 – Right Float Sender, Riveted Leading Edge to Spar (2.5)
Jul 25, 2011 – Finished Drilling Right Top Skins, Started Deburring (1.0)
Jul 28, 2011 – Started Deburring and Dimpling Right Wing Ribs (0.5)
Jul 29, 2011 – Deburred Right Upper Outboard Wing Skin, Right Leading Edge Rivets (1.0)
Jul 30, 2011 – LEAK FREE RIGHT TANK, Right Leading Edge Rivets Part Deux (1.5)
Jul 31, 2011 – Dimpled Right Upper Wing Skins (3.0)
Aug 01, 2011 – Preparing the Right Top Skins (2.5)
Aug 02, 2011 – Started Riveting Right Top Skins (1.0)
Aug 04, 2011 – Riveted Right Wing Top Skin Wingwalk Area (3.0)
Aug 06, 2011 – A Few Things Before More Top Skin Riveting (1.5)
Aug 08, 2011 – Riveted Aileron Brackets (2.0)
Aug 10, 2011 – Riveted Some of Right Wing Top Skins (2.0)
Aug 11, 2011 – More Right Top Skin Riveting Prep (1.0)
Sep 03, 2011 – Finished Riveting Right Wing Top Skins (1.5)
Dec 11, 2011 – Constructed Wing Cradle (2.5)
Dec 12, 2011 – Right Flap Brace and Aileron Gap Fairing (0.5)
Dec 14, 2011 – Riveted Some Things on the Right Rear Spar (0.5)
Dec 19, 2011 – Riveted Right Aileron Gap Fairing (1.0)
Aug 05, 2012 – Started Preparing the Right Lower Skins (1.0)
Aug 12, 2012 – Started Riveting Right Lower Inboard Wing Skin (4.0)
Aug 15, 2012 – More Right Lower Inboard Skin Riveting (1.0)
Aug 28, 2012 – Finished Right Lower Skin Wingwalk Ribs (0.5)
Nov 03, 2012 – Started Riveting Right Flap Hinge to Wing (0.5)
Nov 04, 2012 – Some More Right Wing Lower Skin Riveting (1.0)
Nov 05, 2012 – This is Not a Cry for Help (0.5)
Nov 07, 2012 – Three Eighths of a Hooray! (3.0)
Nov 12, 2012 – The Case of The Missing Scarf (3.5)
Nov 13, 2012 – Finished Flap Brace, Inspection Ports (0.5)
Nov 18, 2012 – Right Wing Skinned! (3.0)
Nov 19, 2012 – Right Wing Inspection Ports (1.0)
Nov 22, 2012 – Left Wing Leading Edge, Stall Warning (1.5)

Fuel Tanks (46.0)
Nov 28, 2010 – Devinyled Right Tank (1.0)
Nov 30, 2010 – Devinyled Left Tank (1.0)
Feb 20, 2011 – Matchdrilled Right Tank Z-Brackets (1.0)
Feb 22, 2011 – Riveted Nutplates on Right Wing Z-Brackets (1.5)
Feb 26, 2011 – Right Tank Work (3.0)
Feb 27, 2011 – Deburred Right Fuel Tank Ribs, Bottom Wing Skins (0.5)
May 25, 2011 – Prepped and Clecoed Right Tank Ribs to Tank Skin (1.0)
May 26, 2011 – Matchdrilled Right Tank Ribs and Baffle (1.0)
May 27, 2011 – Right Tank Stiffeners, Z-Brackets, and Countersinking (1.0)
May 28, 2011 – Drilled Right Tank Drain and Cap (0.5)
May 30, 2011 – Right Tank Stiffener Prep (1.5)
Jun 03, 2011 – Deburred and Scuffed Right Tank Skin (1.5)
Jun 04, 2011 – Dimpled Right Tank Skin (1.5)
Jun 05, 2011 – Right Tank Inboard Rib Work (2.0)
Jun 06, 2011 – Inboard Tank Attach Bracket (1.5)
Jun 08, 2011 – Riveted Right Tank Stiffeners (2.0)
Jun 09, 2011 – Riveted Right Tank Drain Flange and Fuel Cap Flange (1.0)
Jun 11, 2011 – Fixed Right Vent Clip Omisison (0.5)
Jun 14, 2011 – Right Tank Rib Prep (1.0)
Jun 15, 2011 – One Right Tank Rib Done (1.0)
Jun 18, 2011 – Two More Right Tank Ribs Sealed (3.0)
Jun 21, 2011 – Outboard Right Tank Rib Sealed (1.5)
Jun 22, 2011 – Right Tank Outboard Rib Reinforcement (0.5)
Jun 26, 2011 – Last of the Interior Right Tank Ribs (3.0)
Jun 29, 2011 – Rivet Encapsulation on Right Tank Ribs (1.0)
Jun 30, 2011 – Right Tank Plumbing (0.5)
Jul 04, 2011 – Sealed Right Tank’s Inboard Rib (2.0)
Jul 06, 2011 – Right Tank Baffle and Skin Finishing (1.0)
Jul 07, 2011 – Right Tank Float Sender (1.5)
Jul 17, 2011 – Totally (Almost) Sealed Up Right Tank (5.0)
Jul 23, 2011 – Right Float Sender, Riveted Leading Edge to Spar (0.5)
Jul 30, 2011 – LEAK FREE RIGHT TANK, Right Leading Edge Rivets Part Deux (1.5)

Ailerons (27.5)
Dec 04, 2010 – Devinyled Aileron Skins (1.0)
Aug 13, 2011 – Started on the Ailerons (1.0)
Aug 14, 2011 – I Hate Making Stiffeners (2.0)
Aug 15, 2011 – I Hate Drilling Stiffeners (1.0)
Aug 24, 2011 – I Hate Dimpling Stiffeners (0.5)
Aug 29, 2011 – Deburred and Scuffed Aileron Stiffener Holes (0.5)
Sep 03, 2011 – Finished Riveting Right Wing Top Skins (0.5)
Sep 05, 2011 – Riveted Aileron Stiffeners (2.5)
Sep 11, 2011 – Mucho Aileron Work (2.5)
Sep 12, 2011 – Deburred Right Aileron Spar (1.0)
Sep 14, 2011 – Ten Right Aileron Rivets (1.5)
Sep 15, 2011 – Dimpled Right Aileron Leading Edge (0.5)
Sep 16, 2011 – Clecoed Together the Right Aileron (1.0)
Sep 17, 2011 – Finished the Right Aileron (3.0)
Sep 25, 2011 – Some Left Aileron Deburring (1.0)
Sep 29, 2011 – Prepped Left Aileron Parts (1.5)
Oct 02, 2011 – Primed Left Aileron Parts (1.0)
Oct 05, 2011 – Finished the Left Aileron (2.5)
Dec 28, 2011 – Aileron Mounting and Flap Seal (3.0)

Flaps (30.5)

Oct 06, 2011 – Started the Left Flap (1.0)
Oct 09, 2011 – Drilled Left Flap Hinge (0.5)
Oct 23, 2011 – Some More Left Flap Work (1.5)
Oct 30, 2011 – Last of the Left Flap Fabrication (1.0)
Nov 06, 2011 – Primed Some Left Flap Parts (1.5)
Nov 16, 2011 – Deburred, Dimpled, and Primed Left Flap Lower Skin (1.0)
Nov 25, 2011 – Riveted Left Flap Lower Skin (2.5)
Nov 26, 2011 – Finished the Left Flap (2.0)
Dec 28, 2011 – Aileron Mounting and Flap Seal (1.0)
Dec 29, 2011 – Started the Right Flap (3.0)
Jan 08, 2012 – Some Right Flap Work (1.5)
Jan 17, 2012 – Drilled Right Flap to Wing (2.0)
Jan 22, 2012 – Right Flap Hinge Retention (2.0)
Jul 20, 2012 – He’s Alive (Right Flap Rib Work) (1.0)
Jul 25, 2012 – More Right Flap Work (4.0)
Jul 28, 2012 – Dimpled Right Flap Top Skin (0.5)
Jul 29, 2012 – Almost Done with the Right Flap (3.0)
Jul 30, 2012 – Finished Right Flap! (1.5)


Fuselage

Firewall

Bulkheads

Longerons

Aft Fuselage

Center Fuselage

Forward Fuselage


Finish Kit

Canopy

Systems (2.0)
Oct 11, 2010 – Rolling My Own Wig Wag Circuit
Oct 17, 2010 – Wig Wag FAIL (1.0)
Nov 07, 2010 – Hacking the Wig Wag (0.5)
Jan 20, 2010 – HID Landing Lights…First Look (0.5)

Engine

Panel
Jan 16, 2011 – Brainstorming External Lights Switch Layout

Painting

Aug 21, 2009 – Dreaming of Paint Schemes
Oct 30, 2009 – More Dreaming of Paint Schemes
Jan 04, 2010 – Now thinking paint instead of polish
Mar 29, 2010 – Paint Scheme Design


Functional Testing

Power On

Engine Runs

Taxi Tests


First Flight

Preflight

Nov 08, 2011 – Checklist and POH

First Flight

Postflight


Flight Test

Air Data Calibration

Climb Performance

Best Glide Determination

Engine Cooling Tests

Stall Speeds

Cruise Performance


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