<Builder's Log>

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 Log Sections
Planning, Shop & Equipment
Empennage
     Horizontal Stabilizer | Vertical Stabilizer | Rudder | Elevators
Wings
     Spars | Ribs | Wings | Fuel Tanks | Ailerons | Flaps
Fuselage
     Firewall | Bulkheads | Longerons | Aft Fuselage | Center Fuselage
     Forward Fuselage | Aft Deck, Canopy Decks & Top Skins | Cabin & Seats
Other Stuff


Planning, Shop & Equipment[TOP]

Planning   [TOP]
March 19-20, 2005 - Sportair Sheet Metal Workshop
May 12, 2005 - Trip to Van's, ordered Empennage

Shop & Equipment   [TOP]
February - May, 2005 - Built workshop
May 15, 2005 - Completed Worktable(s)
May 20, 2005 - Bought more Tools, DRDT-2 Arrives
May 21, 2005 - Built plans Holder/Hanger
May 23, 2005 - Cleveland, Brown Tools, and Band Saw
May 24, 2005 - More Tools Arrive
June 22, 2005 - Built Air Line Condenser
June 24, 2005 - Burraway Arrives
May 11, 2006 - Making Progress - Setting up Shop #2
May 13, 2006 - New Wing Jigs Started
May 21, 2006 - More (New) Shop Work
June 5, 2006 - Shop Wiring In Process
June 11, 2006 - Shop Wiring Complete!
February 1, 2007 - Project Update
July 15, 2007 - Shop Reorganization
August 15, 2007 - Engine Choices Made

Empennage[TOP]

Horizontal Stabilizer   [TOP]
May 19, 2005 - Empennage kit arrives, Inventory & Organize Parts - 2.5 hrs
May 26, 2005 - HS Construction Begins! - 2.0 hrs
May 29, 2005 - HS Rear Spar continues & Begin Front Spar - 3.5 hrs
May 30, 2005 - HS Rear & Front Spar Continues - 1.5 hrs
June 1, 2005 - Trim and Bend the HS-702s (HS Front Spars) - 1.75 hrs
June 8, 2005 - Trim the HS-404s, rough HS assembly - 2.0 hrs
June 12, 2005 - Assemble and Drill the Horizontal Stabs - 7.0 hrs
June 14, 2005 - Edge Finishing & Deburring - 2.5 hrs
June 16, 2005 - More Deburring - 2.0 hrs
June 17, 2005 - Dimpled Understructure - 2.0 hrs
June 18, 2005 - First Attempt at Priming - 4.0 hrs
June 26, 2005 - Priming & Deburring - 4.0 hrs
June 30, 2005 - Switched Primers & Recoat Parts - 2.0 hrs
July 1, 2005 - Dimple HS Skin - 0.5 hrs
July 2, 2005 - Rivet HS Rear Spar - 2.0 hrs
July 3, 2005 - Rivet HS Front & Rear Spars - 4.0 hrs
July 5, 2005 - Start Riveting Left HS Skin - 1.0 hrs
July 6, 2005 - Bad News from Vans - 1.0 hrs
July 12, 2005 - Replace HS-710, Edge Finishing & Dimpling the VS - 2.0 hrs
July 16, 2005 - HS Riveted... The Chair Flys! - 6.0 hrs

Vertical Stabilizer   [TOP]
July 8, 2005 - Started the VS - 4.0 hrs
July 11, 2005 - Deburring & Edge-Finishing on the VS - 2.0 hrs
July 12, 2005 - Replace HS-710, Edge Finishing & Dimpling the VS - 2.0 hrs
July 13, 2005 - Scrub & Clean the VS Parts - 1.0 hrs
July 14, 2005 - Etch & Prime the VS Parts - 1.0 hrs
July 17, 2005 - Rivet VS Spar & Dimple VS Skin - 1.5 hrs
July 19, 2005 - Prime VS-706 Rib - 1.0 hrs
July 20, 2005 - Rivet the VS - 3.0 hrs

Rudder   [TOP]
July 21, 2005 - Trim & Drill Rudder Stiffeners - 2.5 hrs
July 25, 2005 - Deburr & Dimple Rudder Stiffeners - 2.0 hrs
July 26, 2005 - Prime Rudder Stiffeners - 2.0 hrs
July 27, 2005 - Rivet Rudder Skins - Begin Skeleton - 1.5 hrs
July 28, 2005 - Drilling the Rudder - 2.5 hrs
July 30, 2005 - More Rudder Work - Drill, Deburr & Dimple - 3.5 hrs
July 31, 2005 - Still More Rudder - Deburr, Dimple & Countersink - 4.0 hrs
August 1, 2005 - Rudder Priming - 2.0 hrs
August 2, 2005 - Rivet the Rudder Skeleton - 2.5 hrs
August 3, 2005 - Rivet the Rudder Skins to the Skeleton - 2.5 hrs
August 6, 2005 - Glue Rudder Trailing Edge - 2.5 hrs
August 7, 2005 - Rivet the Rudder Trailing Edge - 1.0 hrs
August 8, 2005 - Bend the Rudder Leading Edge - 1.5 hrs
August 9, 2005 - Rivet the Rudder Leading Edge - 1.25 hrs

Elevators   [TOP]
August 13, 2005 - Trim & Drill Elevator Stiffeners - 5.0 hrs
August 15, 2005 - Dimple Stiffeners & Begin Elevator Skeleton - 1.5 hrs
August 17, 2005 - Dimple Elevator Skins & Start Trim - 1.5 hrs
August 18, 2005 - Scrubbed Elevator Stiffeners & Trim Parts - 1.0 hrs
August 19, 2005 - Primed Elevator Stiffeners & Trim Parts - 2.0 hrs
August 20, 2005 - Riveted Trim Parts & Elevator Stiffeners - 5.0 hrs
August 21, 2005 - Bent Elevator Trailing Edges - 2.0 hrs
August 23, 2005 - Fit & Drill New Elevator Ribs - 1.25 hrs
August 24, 2005 - Drilled the Right Elevator - 2.0 hrs
August 25, 2005 - Drilled the Left Elevator - 1.5 hrs
September 4, 2005 - Dimpled, Deburred & Primes R Elevator - 3.0 hrs
September 5, 2005 - Riveted Right Elevator Skeleton - 1.5 hrs
September 6, 2005 - Rivet Right Elevator Skeleton - 2nd Attempt - 1.0 hrs
September 8, 2005 - Countersunk, Deburr & Dimple L Elevator Skeleton - 1.5 hrs
September 10, 2005 - Fabricated Right Elevator Doubler - 1.5 hrs
September 11, 2005 - Elevator Trim & Edge-Finishing - 2.5 hrs
September 12, 2005 - Scrubbed Left Elevator Parts - 0.75 hrs
September 13, 2005 - Primed Left Elevator Parts - 1.5 hrs
September 14, 2005 - Rivet Right Elevator... Again!!! - 3.0 hrs
September 15, 2005 - Completed Right Elevator Riveting! - 2.0 hrs
September 18, 2005 - Riveted the Left Elevator - 5.0 hrs
September 26, 2005 - Bent Trim Tab Ends - 2.0 hrs
September 28, 2005 - Drilled Trim Tab - 2.0 hrs
October 5, 2005 - Primed Trim Tab Parts - 1.0 hrs
October 6, 2005 - Riveted Trim Tab - 3.0 hrs
October 13, 2005 - Trim Tab & Trim Motor Work - 2.0 hrs
October 19, 2005 - Bent (Rolled) Elevator Leading Edges - 1.5 hrs
October 23, 2005 - Rivet Right Elevator Leading Edge - 1.5 hrs
October 24, 2005 - Rivet Left Elevator Leading Edge - 0.75 hrs
November 29, 2005 - Trim Cover & Elevator Tabs Rework - 1.5 hrs
November 30, 2005 - Fabricated Elevator Tab Rib - 2.0 hrs
December 6, 2005 - Began Trim Tab II - The Sequel - 2.5 hrs
December 7, 2005 - Drilled & Deburred New Trim Tab - 1.0 hrs
December 11, 2005 - Primed Trim Tab Parts - 1.0 hrs
December 12, 2005 - Assembled New New Trim Tab - 2.0 hrs
December 14, 2005 - Mounted Elevators - 2.5 hrs
December 15, 2005 - Drilled Elevator Horns - 3.0 hrs


Wings[TOP]

July 22, 2005 - Wings Ordered!
September 29, 2005 - Wings Arrive!
October 3, 2005 - Wing Inventory - 1.0 hrs
October 4, 2005 - More Inventory - 2.0 hrs
October 5, 2005 - Still More Inventory & Organize - 1.0 hrs

Spars   [TOP]
October 15, 2005 - Countersunk Wing Spars - 4.0 hrs
October 16, 2005 - More Wing Spar Countersinking - 2.0 hrs
October 18, 2005 - Went Shopping for Wing Jig Supplies - 1.0 hrs
October 21, 2005 - Started Wing Jigs - 1.0 hrs
October 22, 2005 - Wing Jig Construction - 4.0 hrs
October 24, 2005 - More Wing Spar Countersinking - 1.5 hrs
October 25, 2005 - Wing Spar Countersinking, Priming & Tie-Downs - 2.0 hrs
October 26, 2005 - Drilled the Tie-Downs Brackets - 1.5 hrs
October 27, 2005 - Drilled & Prime Tie-Downs - 1.5 hrs
October 28, 2005 - Riveted & Installed Tie-Downs - 1.0 hrs
October 29, 2005 - Deburred & Trimmed Rear Spar Parts - 4.0 hrs
October 30, 2005 - Deburred, Drilled & Primed Rear Spars - 6.0 hrs
October 31, 2005 - Dimpled & Clecoed Rear Spars - 0.75 hrs
November 1, 2005 - Begun Rear Spar Riveting - 1.5 hrs
November 2, 2005 - Completed Rear Spar Riveting & Wing Jig - 1.5 hrs
November 4, 2005 - Completed Wing Jig - 2.0 hrs

Ribs   [TOP]
November 5, 2005 - Began Wing Rib Deburring - 2.0 hrs
November 6, 2005 - More Wing Rib Deburring - 2.0 hrs
November 8, 2005 - Still More Wing Rib Deburring - 1.5 hrs
November 10, 2005 - Even More Wing Rib Deburring - 2.0 hrs
November 11, 2005 - Completed Wing Rib Deburring! - 4.0 hrs
November 12, 2005 - Straightened Wing Rib Flanges - 3.0 hrs
November 15, 2005 - Wing Rib Fluting - 2.0 hrs
November 20, 2005 - More Wing Rib Fluting - 3.0 hrs
November 21, 2005 - Drilled Holes for Wing Conduit - 2.5 hrs
November 23, 2005 - Drilled Bushing Holes - 2.0 hrs

Wings   [TOP]
November 24, 2005 - Match-Drilled Left Wing Ribs/Spars - 1.0 hrs
November 25, 2005 - Match-Drilled Right Wing Ribs/Spars - 2.0 hrs
November 26, 2005 - Primed Wing Ribs - 5.0 hrs
November 28, 2005 - Ordered Wing Stuff - 0.0 hrs
December 1, 2005 - SafeAir1 Stuff Arrived - 0.0 hrs
December 5, 2005 - Wing Stuff from Van's Arrived - 0.0 hrs
December 18, 2005 - Riveted R Wing Skeleton - 5.0 hrs
December 19, 2005 - Began L Wing Skeleton - 3.0 hrs
December 21, 2005 - Completed L Wing Skeleton Riveting - 2.0 hrs
December 23, 2005 - Leveled Wing Spars in Fixture - 1.0 hrs
December 24, 2005 - Wing Walk Doublers - 2.0 hrs
December 31, 2005 - Clecoed on Wing Skins - 2.5 hrs
January 2, 2006 - More Wing Leveling & Drilled Left Wing - 5.0 hrs
January 4, 2006 - Drilled Right Wing & Built Leading Edge Cradle - 3.0 hrs
January 5, 2006 - Clecoed Left Leading Edge - 1.5 hrs
January 6, 2006 - Drilled Left Nose Rib & Plate - 1.5 hrs
January 7, 2006 - Drilled Right Nose Rib & Plate - 1.0 hrs
June 20, 2006 - Back at it! Wing skins clecoed'ed again - 1.5 hrs
June 22, 2006 - Wing Reassembly - 2.0 hrs
September 17, 2006 - Drilled Leading Edge Assemblies - 2.0 hrs
September 19, 2006 - Rough Installed Pitot Mast - 1.5 hrs
September 20, 2006 - Deburred Left Wing Skins - 2.0 hrs
September 21, 2006 - Left Wing Skins Edge Finishing - 1.5 hrs
September 23, 2006 - Dimpled Left Top Wing Skins - 1.0 hrs
September 27, 2006 - Deburred & Dimpled Left Wing Skeleton - 2.0 hrs
September 28, 2006 - Countersunk Left Wing Spar - 1.0 hrs
September 29, 2006 - More Left Spar Countersinking - 2.0 hrs
September 30, 2006 - Joiner Plate, Scarf Joint & Dimpling - 4.0 hrs
October 2, 2006 - Dimpled L Bottom Skins & Deburr LE Parts - 1.0 hrs
October 3, 2006 - Dimpled L Leading Edge Parts - 1.5 hrs
October 4, 2006 - Left Landing/Taxi Light & Leading Edge Prep - 1.5 hrs
October 6, 2006 - Riveted Left Leading Edge - 2.0 hrs
October 7, 2006 - Prep Right Leading Edge Parts - 6.0 hrs
October 8, 2006 - Right Landing/Taxi Light Prep - 1.5 hrs
October 9, 2006 - Riveted Right Leading Edge - 4.0 hrs
October 12, 2006 - Cut Light Hole in Left Leading Edge - 2.0 hrs
October 14, 2006 - Cut Light Hole in Right Leading Edge - 2.5 hrs
October 15, 2006 - Scarf Joint & Right Spar Countersinking - 3.5 hrs
October 17, 2006 - Duburred Right Wing Skins & More Light Prep - 2.5 hrs
October 18, 2006 - Dimpled Right Wing Skins - 1.5 hrs
October 19, 2006 - Cut & Drilled Right Landing Light Lens - 2.0 hrs
October 20, 2006 - Cut & Drilled Left Landing Light Lens - 1.5 hrs
October 24, 2006 - Completed Right Lens - 1.0 hrs
October 25, 2006 - Left Landing Light Lens Re-Do - 1.5 hrs
October 26, 2006 - Riveted Left Leading Edge to Spar - 2.0 hrs
October 27, 2006 - Left Leading Edge Fix - 3.0 hrs
October 28, 2006 - Riveted R LE to Spar & L Wing Skins Clecoed - 8.0 hrs
October 29, 2006 - Prepare and Cleco Right Top Wing Skins - 3.5 hrs
October 30, 2006 - Lighting Experiment - 0.5 hrs
November 9, 2006 - Began Top Wing Skin Riveting - 2.0 hrs
November 11, 2006 - Top Wing Skin Riveting - 8.0 hrs
November 12, 2006 - Completed Riveting Left Top Wing Skins - 2.0 hrs
November 13, 2006 - Reworked Left Tank/LE Seam - 1.5 hrs
November 14, 2006 - Reworked Right Tank/LE Seam - 1.5 hrs
November 15, 2006 - Completed Riveting Right Top Wing Skins - 4.0 hrs
November 18, 2006 - Deconstructed Wing Fixture - 1.5 hrs
November 19, 2006 - Built Wing Cradle - 4.0 hrs
November 25, 2006 - Wing Conduit & Bent Aileron Skins - 2.5 hrs
March 7, 2007 - Started Pushrods - 1.25 hrs
March 13, 2007 - More Pushrods - 1.5 hrs
March 14, 2007 - Primed Large Pushrods - 0.25 hrs
March 15, 2007 - Bellcrank Bushings & Small Pushrods - 1.5 hrs
March 18, 2007 - Painted Small Pushrods - 0.5 hrs
March 25, 2007 - Flap Braces & Small Pushrods - 2.5 hrs
March 29, 2007 - Primed Flap Braces & Drilled Pitot Tube - 2.5 hrs
March 31, 2007 - Miscellaneous Left Wing Work - 2.50 hrs
April 1, 2007 - Miscellaneous Right Wing Work - 3.50 hrs
April 3, 2007 - Left Bottom Skins - Day 1 - 1.5 hrs
April 4, 2007 - Left Bottom Skins - Day 2 - 2.0 hrs
April 6, 2007 - Left Bottom Skins - Day 3 - 1.0 hrs
April 8, 2007 - Left Bottom Skins - Day 4 - 2.0 hrs
April 10, 2007 - Pitot Plumbing & Skin Prep - 1.5 hrs
April 11, 2007 - Left Bottom Skins - Day 5 - 2.0 hrs
April 12, 2007 - Left Bottom Skins - Day 6 - 2.0 hrs
April 14, 2007 - Replaced Aileron Hinge Bracket Washers - 1.0 hrs
April 15, 2007 - Installed Left Landing Light & Project Tour - 0.75 hrs
April 16, 2007 - Random Wing Stuff - 1.0 hrs
April 17, 2007 - Repaired Right Tank Z-Bracket - 1.5 hrs
April 19, 2007 - Right Bottom Skins - Day 1 - 2.0 hrs
April 22, 2007 - Right Bottom Skins - Day 2 - 3.5 hrs
April 23, 2007 - Right Bottom Skins - Day 3 - 1.5 hrs
April 25, 2007 - Right Bottom Skins - Day 4 - 1.0 hrs
April 28, 2007 - Right Bottom Skins - Day 5 - 2.0 hrs
April 29, 2007 - Aileron Bellcranks - 2.0 hrs
April 30, 2007 - Left Aileron Rigging & Flap Install - 1.5 hrs
May 1, 2007 - Deburred & Dimpled W-822PP Access Plates - 0.75 hrs
May 3, 2007 - Access Plates Nutplates - 1.0 hrs
May 9, 2007 - Drilled Left Flap Hinge - 1.5 hrs
May 10, 2007 - Right Aileron & Flap Rigging - 1.5 hrs
May 12, 2007 - Drilled Right Flap Hinge, Installed Flaps, Wings Complete - 3.5 hrs

Fuel Tanks   [TOP]
January 8, 2006 - Started Right Tank & Z-Brackets - 5.0 hrs
January 10, 2006 - Replaced Inboard Z-Bracket - 1.0 hrs
January 14, 2006 - More Z-Brackets & Clecoed Left Tank - 4.0 hrs
January 15, 2006 - Tank Parts - 3.0 hrs
January 17, 2006 - Drilled Left Z-Brackets - 1.0 hrs
January 18, 2006 - Riveted Left Z-Brackets - 2.0 hrs
January 21, 2006 - Various Tank Tasks - 2.5 hrs
January 22, 2006 - Fuel Sender Wiring - 0.5 hrs
June 26, 2006 - Drilled Right Tank - 2.0 hrs
June 27, 2006 - Drilled T-405s - 1.5 hrs
June 28, 2006 - Drilled R Inboard Rib & Capacitive Senders - 1.5 hrs
June 29, 2006 - Riveted R Capacitive Senders & Drilled Access Holes - 1.0 hrs
June 30, 2006 - Tank Inspection Covers - 2.5 hrs
July 1, 2006 - Various Tank Drilling Tasks - 6.0 hrs
July 19, 2006 - Prep Left Tank Skin - 2.0 hrs
July 22, 2006 - Prep Left Tank Parts & Rivet Drain Flange - 3.0 hrs
July 29, 2006 - Rivet Left Tank Cap Flange & Stifferners - 5.0 hrs
July 30, 2006 - Prep Right Tank Parts - 3.0 hrs
July 31, 2006 - Right Tank Drain & Cap Flanges - 1.5 hrs
August 1, 2006 - Riveted Right Tank Stiffeners - 2.0 hrs
August 2, 2006 - Anti Hang-up Brackets - 1.0 hrs
August 3, 2006 - Fuel Tank SB & Prep Ribs - 2.0 hrs
August 5, 2006 - Riveted R Tank Ribs - 5.0 hrs
August 6, 2006 - More R Tank Ribs - 4.0 hrs
August 8, 2006 - Riveted R Tank Outboard Rib - 2.0 hrs
August 9, 2006 - Fabricated Vent & Fuel Return Lines - 2.0 hrs
August 10, 2006 - Sender Issue - 1.0 hrs
August 13, 2006 - Riveted Right Inboard Tank Rib - 2.5 hrs
August 14, 2006 - Right Inboard Fuel Sender Wiring - 1.0 hrs
August 16, 2006 - More Right Tank Wiring & Plumbing - 1.0 hrs
August 18, 2006 - Primed Right Z-Brackets - 1.0 hrs
August 19, 2006 - Riveted Right Tank Baffle - 4.0 hrs
August 21, 2006 - Installed Right Tank Inspection Cover - 1.5 hrs
August 23, 2006 - Anti Hang-up & Inspection Cover (Again) - 1.5 hrs
August 27, 2006 - Began Left Tank - 3.0 hrs
August 28, 2006 - Another Tank Rib - 1.0 hrs
August 29, 2006 - More Tank Ribs - 1.5 hrs
August 31, 2006 - The Last Interior Tank Rib - 1.5 hrs
September 1, 2006 - Left Tank Outboard Rib - 2.0 hrs
September 2, 2006 - Left Tank Plumbing - Leak Test Right Tank - 2.0 hrs
September 3, 2006 - Left Tank Inboard Rib - 2.0 hrs
September 4, 2006 - Left Tank Wiring & Baffle - 4.0 hrs
September 6, 2006 - Installed Left Tank Inspection Cover - 1.0 hrs
September 16, 2006 - Leak Tested Left Tank - 1.0 hrs

Ailerons   [TOP]
November 1, 2006 - Deburred Aileron Brackets - 1.0 hrs
November 3, 2006 - Aileron Stiffeners & Left Spar - 2.5 hrs
November 4, 2006 - Started Right Aileron - 3.0 hrs
November 8, 2006 - Riveted Aileron Stifferners - 1.5 hrs
November 21, 2006 - Drilled Aileron Brackets, Gap Seals & Flap Braces - 3.0 hrs
November 23, 2006 - Primed Aileron Attach Brakets - 2.0 hrs
November 24, 2006 - Riveted Left Aileron Attach Brackets & Gap Seal - 3.0 hrs
November 25, 2006 - Wing Conduit & Bent Aileron Skins - 2.5 hrs
November 28, 2006 - Aileron Skins & Spars - 2.5 hrs
November 29, 2006 - Aileron Drilling - 1.5 hrs
November 30, 2006 - More Aileron Drilling - 1.5 hrs
December 19, 2006 - Aileron Stiffeners (Part Deux) - 1.5 hrs
December 20, 2006 - Edge-Finishing Aileron Stiffeners (Again) - 2.0 hrs
December 21, 2006 - Dimpled Aileron Stiffeners & Skins - 1.5 hrs
December 22, 2006 - Aileron Skin Riveting, Bending & Drilling - 3.0 hrs
December 23, 2006 - Riveted Right Aileron Brackets - 3.0 hrs
January 2, 2007 - Aileron Counterweights - 1.75 hrs
February 6, 2007 - Aileron Deburring & Dimpling - 2.25 hrs
February 7, 2007 - Aileron Edge Finishing - 1.5 hrs
February 10, 2007 - Began Aileron Final Assembly - 4.0 hrs
February 11, 2007 - Riveted Right Aileron - 4.0 hrs
February 14, 2007 - Began Left Aileron Riveting - 1.0 hrs
February 15, 2007 - Left Aileron Complete (Ailerons Done!) - 1.5 hrs

Flaps   [TOP]
December 6, 2006 - Started Right Flap - 1.5 hrs
December 7, 2006 - More Flap Drilling - 1.25 hrs
December 9, 2006 - Flap Shims - 1.5 hrs
December 10, 2006 - Flaps Hinges, Skins & More - 4.5 hrs
December 17, 2006 - Flap Skin Fit Trouble - 0.5 hrs
February 17, 2007 - Bent FL-706Bs - 1.0 hrs
February 20, 2007 - Flap Drilling - 2.0 hrs
February 23, 2007 - Miscellaneous Flap Work - 1.5 hrs
February 24, 2007 - Flap Deburring & Priming - 6.0 hrs
February 25, 2007 - Began Right Flap Riveting - 3.5 hrs
February 27, 2007 - More Right Flap Riveting - 1.25 hrs
February 28, 2007 - Completed Right Flap - 1.0 hrs
March 4, 2007 - Completed Left Flap - 3.0 hrs


Fuselage[TOP]

October 31, 2006 - Ordered Fuselage - 0.0 hrs
December 27, 2006 - Fuselage Arrives - 1.0 hrs
December 28, 2006 - Began Fuselage Inventory - 1.0 hrs
December 30, 2006 - Built Storage for Fuselage Skins - 1.5 hrs
December 31, 2006 - Inventory & Organize Fuselage Parts - 2.0 hrs
January 1, 2007 - Inventory & Organize Fuselage Hardware - 2.5 hrs

Firewall   [TOP]
May 14, 2007 - Began Firewall - 1.75 hrs
May 15, 2007 - Began Fabrication of Firewall Parts - 1.0 hrs
May 16, 2007 - More Firewall Fabrication - 1.5 hrs
May 17, 2007 - Began Firewall Drilling - 0.75 hrs
May 18, 2007 - Finished Firewall Drilling & Fabricated F-601Z - 1.5 hrs
May 20, 2007 - Deburred Firewall Components & Dimpled Firewall - 4.0 hrs
May 22, 2007 - Countersunk Firewall Components - 2.0 hrs
May 24, 2007 - Primed Firewall Components - 1.0 hrs
May 27, 2007 - Riveted Firewall - 4.0 hrs
April 12, 2009 - Riveted Fuel Pump Doubler - 0.50 hrs

Bulkheads   [TOP]
May 28, 2007 - F-704 Bulkhead Work - 3.5 hrs
May 30, 2007 - Control Column Stuff - F-633s & WD-610 - 1.5 hrs
June 2, 2007 - Installed Control Sticks - 1.0 hrs
June 3, 2007 - More F-704 Work - 2.0 hrs
June 6, 2007 - Still More F-704 Work - 2.0 hrs
June 9, 2007 - Riveted Cover Support Ribs & Web Stiffeners to F-704A - 2.5 hrs
June 23, 2007 - Riveted F-704 Parts - 2.0 hrs
June 26, 2007 - F-705 Fabrication - 2.5 hrs
June 30, 2007 - Drilled F-705 Bars - 3.0 hrs
July 1, 2007 - Drilled Seat Belt Anchors - 1.5 hrs
July 4, 2007 - F-705 Parts Fabrication - 2.5 hrs
July 8, 2007 - More F-705 Stuff - 3.0 hrs
July 16, 2007 - Drilled the Slots in the F-705Gs - 1.0 hrs
July 17, 2007 - Miscellaneous F-705 Tasks - 1.5 hrs
July 18, 2007 - Began F-706 Bulkhead - 1.5 hrs
July 21, 2007 - F-706, F-707 and F-708 Bulkheads - 2.5 hrs
July 22, 2007 - Began F-711 Bulkhead - 2.5 hrs
August 5, 2007 - F-710, F-712 Bulkheads & More - 4.0 hrs
August 6, 2007 - Bulkhead Deburring - 1.5 hrs
August 7, 2007 - More Bulkhead Deburring - 2.0 hrs
August 8, 2007 - Bulkhead Deburring Complete - 1.5 hrs
August 9, 2007 - Miscellaneous Bulkhead Stuff - 2.0 hrs
August 11, 2007 - Primed Bulkheads - 4.0 hrs
August 12, 2007 - Began Riveting Bulkheads - 1.0 hrs
August 13, 2007 - Riveted F-706 Bulkhead - 1.5 hrs
August 14, 2007 - Riveted F-711 Bulkhead - 1.5 hrs
August 16, 2007 - Began F-705 Riveting - 1.75 hrs
August 23, 2007 - Completed F-705 Bulkhead - 1.00 hrs

Longerons   [TOP]
August 26, 2007 - Trimmed Longerons - 2.5 hrs
August 28, 2007 - Longeron Bending - Part I - 1.75 hrs
August 30, 2007 - Longeron Bending - Part II - 2.0 hrs
September 4, 2007 - Longeron Bending - Part III - 1.5 hrs
September 9, 2007 - Longeron Bending - Part IV - 1.5 hrs
September 10, 2007 - Drilled Canopy Decks - 1.5 hrs
September 12, 2007 - Longeron Bend and Twist - 1.5 hrs
September 13, 2007 - Trimmed J Stiffeners - 2.25 hrs

Aft Fuselage   [TOP]
September 14, 2007 - Started Aft Fuselage - 1.5 hrs
September 15, 2007 - Began Tail Spring Mount - 4.0 hrs
September 16, 2007 - More Tail Spring Mount & Clecoed Aft Fuselage - 2.5 hrs
September 18, 2007 - Finished Clecoing Aft Fuselage - 1.5 hrs
September 22, 2007 - Drilled J Stiffeners - 3.0 hrs
September 23, 2007 - Drilled Aft Fuselage Skins - 2.0 hrs
September 29, 2007 - Disassembled Aft Fuselage - 0.5 hrs
October 2, 2007 - Deburring Day 1 - 1.5 hrs
October 3, 2007 - Deburring Day 2 - 1.5 hrs
October 7, 2007 - Deburring Day 3 - 3.0 hrs
October 8, 2007 - Deburring Day 4 - 3.0 hrs
October 9, 2007 - Aft Skin Dimpling - 2.0 hrs
October 11, 2007 - Began Aft Fuse Riveting - 1.5 hrs
October 13, 2007 - Aft Fuse Riveting Issues - 1.0 hrs
October 14, 2007 - Bad News - 1.0 hrs
October 23, 2007 - Rebuilt F-712 Bulkhead - 1.0 hrs
October 24, 2007 - Prepared New F-779 Skin - 2.0 hrs
October 25, 2007 - Drilled New F-712 to Side Skins - 1.25 hrs
October 26, 2007 - F-712 to F-779 Riveting - 1.50 hrs
October 28, 2007 - F-711 to F-779 Riveting - 1.50 hrs
November 6, 2007 - Aft Fuselage Riveting - Day 1 - 2.0 hrs
November 9, 2007 - Aft Fuselage Riveting - Day 2 - 2.5 hrs
November 11, 2007 - Aft Fuselage Riveting - Day 3 - 2.5 hrs

Center Fuselage   [TOP]
October 18, 2007 - F-716 Rib Work - 3.5 hrs
October 19, 2007 - More F-716 Rib Stuff - 6.0 hrs
October 21, 2007 - F-776 Bottom Skin & F-623 Corner Ribs - 3.5 hrs
November 4, 2007 - F-623As, F-623Bs & F-704Hs - 3.0 hrs
November 12, 2007 - Center Section Drilling & Deburring - 2.5 hrs
November 18, 2007 - Began Crotch Strap Brackets - 2.0 hrs
November 20, 2007 - Crotch Strap Brackets Day 2 - 0.5 hrs
November 21, 2007 - Crotch Strap Brackets Day 3 - 2.5 hrs
December 2, 2007 - Crotch Strap Brackets Day 4 - 1.0 hrs
December 4, 2007 - Trimmed Seat Belt Anchors - 1.5 hrs
December 5, 2007 - Drilled Flap Bearings - 1.5 hrs
December 6, 2007 - Center Section Deburring - 1.5 hrs
December 9, 2007 - More Center Section Deburring - 2.5 hrs
December 11, 2007 - Primed Seat Ribs - 1.5 hrs
December 12, 2007 - Deburring & Dimpling - 2.0 hrs
December 16, 2007 - More Center Section Stuff - 4.5 hrs
December 26, 2007 - Riveted Seat Ribs to F-704 Bulkhead - 1.25 hrs
December 30, 2007 - Riveted Baggage Ribs to F-705 Bulkhead - 2.5 hrs
January 1, 2008 - Riveted F-776 Center Bottom Skin - 3.0 hrs
January 2, 2008 - Clecoed Floors - 1.5 hrs
January 4, 2008 - Fluted F-715 Seat Ribs - 1.0 hrs
January 5, 2008 - Drilled F-715 Seat Ribs - 3.0 hrs
January 6, 2008 - Notched Longerons - 2.0 hrs
January 8, 2008 - Mated Fuselage Sections - 2.0 hrs
January 9, 2008 - Clecoed F-770 Side Skins - 1.0 hrs
February 10, 2008 - Armrests & Conical Bend #1 - 2.0 hrs
February 17, 2008 - Conical Bend #2 & Longeron Drilling - 3.5 hrs
February 18, 2008 - More Longeron Drilling - 0.75 hrs

Forward Fuselage   [TOP]
February 24, 2008 - Completed Longeron Drilling & Clamped Firewall - 2.50 hrs
March 10, 2008 - Firewall Drilling - 1.50 hrs
March 15, 2008 - Auxillary Longerons & Stiffeners - 3.50 hrs
March 16, 2008 - Completed F-719 Stiffeners - 2.00 hrs
March 23, 2008 - F-717 Longerons - 1.50 hrs
March 30, 2008 - Drill F-717 Longerons to WD-603 Eng Mount Brackets - 3.50 hrs
April 19, 2008 - Drilled F-684 Gussets to Fuse - 3.50 hrs
May 3, 2008 - Shimmed F-7101 & F-902 - 1.50 hrs
May 4, 2008 - Fabricated F-796Cs & F-796Ds - 1.50 hrs
May 9, 2008 - Fabricated F-796Bs - 1.50 hrs
May 11, 2008 - More F-796Bs - 1.00 hrs
May 18, 2008 - F-796Bs Round Two - 3.50 hrs
June 1, 2008 - Deburred Rudder Pedals - 2.00 hrs
June 8, 2008 - Drilled Rudder Pedals - 2.50 hrs
June 19, 2008 - Riveted Rudder Pedals - 2.50 hrs
June 20, 2008 - Rudder Bearing Blocks - 5.00 hrs
June 27, 2008 - Mounted Rudder Pedals - 3.00 hrs
June 28, 2008 - Floor Stiffeners - 5.00 hrs
June 29, 2008 - Baggage Ribs & Miscellaneous Fuselage Drilling - 4.00 hrs
July 6, 2008 - More Fuselage Stuff - 3.00 hrs
July 8, 2008 - A Decision is Made - 0.00 hrs
October 28, 2008 - Back to Work! - 1.50 hrs
October 29, 2008 - Fuselage Disassembly - 1.50 hrs
October 30, 2008 - Fuselage Deburring - 1.00 hrs
October 31, 2008 - F-7101 Work - 1.00 hrs
November 2, 2008 - More Deburring - 4.00 hrs
November 6, 2008 - Deburring - 2.00 hrs
November 9, 2008 - Skin Deburring - 1.50 hrs
November 11, 2008 - Skin Deburring & Edge Finishing - 1.50 hrs
November 16, 2008 - Fuselage Disassembly - 1.00 hrs
February 19, 2009 - Deblueing & Deburring - 1.00 hrs
February 20, 2009 - Deburring & Edge Finishing - 2.00 hrs
February 21, 2009 - Deburred Longerons - 1.50 hrs
February 22, 2009 - Longeron Countersinking - 2.50 hrs
February 26, 2009 - More Countersinking - 1.50 hrs
February 28, 2009 - Began Fuselage Dimpling - 2.50 hrs
March 1, 2009 - More Fuselage Deburring - 2.50 hrs
March 11, 2009 - Dimpled Aft Fuselage - 1.50 hrs
March 14, 2009 - More Fuselage Prep - 3.00 hrs
March 15, 2009 - Primed Longerons - 1.50 hrs
April 15, 2009 - Nutplates & Armrests - 1.50 hrs
April 16, 2009 - Reinforced Armrests - 1.50 hrs
April 17, 2009 - Deburred Forward Bottom Skin - 1.50 hrs
April 19, 2009 - Dimpled Forward Bottom Skin - 1.50 hrs
April 21, 2009 - Began Dimpling of Side Skins - 1.00 hrs
April 23, 2009 - Finished Dimpling Side Skins - 1.00 hrs
April 24, 2009 - Dimpled the Firewall - 1.00 hrs
April 25, 2009 - Cleaned & Primed Fuselage Parts - 3.00 hrs
April 26, 2009 - More Priming & Prep - 2.50 hrs
April 28, 2009 - Painting Parts - 1.50 hrs
April 29, 2009 - Began Fuselage Assembly - 1.00 hrs
May 1, 2009 - Fuselage Assembly Day 2 - 2.00 hrs
May 2, 2009 - Fuselage Assembly Day 3 - 2.50 hrs
May 3, 2009 - Fuselage Assembly Day 4 - 2.50 hrs
May 16, 2009 - Fuselage Riveting Day 1 - 3.00 hrs
May 17, 2009 - Fuselage Riveting Day 2 - 3.00 hrs
May 20, 2009 - Fuselage Riveting Day 3 - 2.50 hrs
May 23, 2009 - Fuselage Riveting Day 4 - 2.00 hrs
May 24, 2009 - Fuselage Riveting Day 5 - 2.00 hrs
May 25, 2009 - Fuselage Riveting Day 6 - 2.50 hrs
May 26, 2009 - Fuselage Riveting Day 7 - 1.50 hrs
June 2, 2009 - Fuselage Riveting Day 8 - 2.00 hrs
June 18, 2009 - Fuselage Update - 3.00 hrs
June 24, 2009 - Ready to Flip - 2.50 hrs
June 25, 2009 - Das Boot! - 0.50 hrs
June 27, 2009 - Technical Inspection #2 - 1.50 hrs
July 20, 2009 - Riveted F-695 Gussets to Fuselage - 3.50 hrs

Aft Deck, Canopy Decks & Top Skins   [TOP]
June 30, 2009 - Drilled the Aft Deck - 1.5 hrs
July 2, 2009 - F-710C and F-711E Spacers - 1.5 hrs
July 3, 2009 - Deburred & Primed Aft Deck Parts - 1.5 hrs
July 7, 2009 - Canopy Decks & F-757s - 1.5 hrs
July 9, 2009 - F-695 Gussets - 2.0 hrs
July 11, 2009 - Various Fuselage Stuff - 5.00 hrs
July 20, 2009 - Riveted F-695 Gussets to Fuselage - 3.50 hrs
July 23, 2009 - Made Two Static Line Clips - 1.00 hrs
July 25, 2009 - More Canopy Deck Work - 2.50 hrs
July 27, 2009 - Riveted F-705G Angles & J Stiffeners Work - 2.00 hrs
July 26, 2009 - Notched F-705G Angles & Clecoed Aft Skin - 2.00 hrs
August 4, 2009 - Riveted F-728 Bellcrank Channel to Fuselage - 1.50 hrs
August 15, 2009 - Drilled F-775 Rear Top Skin - 1.50 hrs
August 16, 2009 - Drilled F-774 Aft Top Skin - 3.50 hrs
September 6, 2009 - Riveted F-656s to F-706 Bulkhead - 1.00 hrs
September 7, 2009 - Deburring & Edge-Finishing - 2.50 hrs
October 29, 2009 - Back to work! - 1.50 hrs
November 2, 2009 - Deburring & Clecoing - 2.50 hrs

Cabin & Seats   [TOP]
November 4, 2009 - Drilled Baggage Area - 1.00 hrs
November 7, 2009 - Riveted Baggage Side Covers - 1.50 hrs
November 8, 2009 - Riveted Baggage Floors - 2.50 hrs
November 28, 2009 - Trimmed and Drilled Upper Baggage Bulkhead - 2.25 hrs
November 29, 2009 - More Upper Baggage Bulkhead - 0.25 hrs
December 3, 2009 - Notched and Final Drilled Upper Baggage Bulkhead - 0.75 hrs
December 23, 2009 - Fabricated F-6114B & C Wear Blocks - 1.50 hrs
December 27, 2009 - More Baggage Bulkhead Work - 1.50 hrs
January 3, 2010 - Baggage Bulkhead Nutplate Installation - 2.00 hrs
February 7, 2010 - Wear Block Installation - 2.00 hrs
February 14, 2010 - Baggage Side Covers - 1.50 hrs
February 15, 2010 - F-637E Seat Hinges - 2.00 hrs
February 21, 2010 - Rivet Seat Hinges - 2.50 hrs
March 7, 2010 - Rivet Aft Seat Floors - 3.00 hrs
April 18, 2010 - Fabricated Tunnel Cover - 2.00 hrs
April 22, 2010 - Installed Floors and Began Seats - 3.00 hrs
April 24, 2010 - Seat Backs - Day 1 - 3.00 hrs
April 25, 2010 - Seat Backs - Day 2 - 3.50 hrs
May 1, 2010 - Seat Backs - Day 3 - 2.50 hrs
May 2, 2010 - Seat Backs - Day 4 - 3.00 hrs
May 3, 2010 - Seat Backs Complete - 1.00 hrs
May 8, 2010 - Center Cabin Cover - 2.50 hrs
May 9, 2010 - Andair Fuel Pump Installation Day 1 - 2.00 hrs
May 16, 2010 - Andair Fuel Pump Installation Day 2 - 1.50 hrs


Other Stuff[TOP]

May 31, 2005 - B-17 & B-24 Visit Livermore
August 24, 2005 - Ride with Dan Checkoway
October 8-11, 2005 - Pismo Beach & Wine Tasting Weekend
December 9, 2005 - Visit with Dawin Barrie
February 17, 2006 - Project Update... Moving
April 21, 2006 - Project Update... Almost Home
July 4, 2006 - Happy 4th of July! (photo mosaic)
July 16, 2006 - Back from Vacation
July 27, 2006 - Airventure 2006
September 24, 2006 - Added Web Site Search
November 5, 2006 - Citabria Flight
February 1, 2007 - Project Update
February 18, 2007 - Builder Assist Day
May 5, 2007 - Lunch Flight to Hollister, CA
July 29, 2007 - Airventure 2007
February 2, 2008 - I'm Not Dead Yet
February 23, 2008 - Project Update
August 14, 2008 - Project Update
February 11, 2009 - Project Status
July 5, 2009 - Reorganized the Shop
August 2, 2009 - Back from AirVenture 2009
September 4, 2009 - Launched AviatorApps.com
December 24, 2009 - Putting my Tools to Good Use
May 12, 2010 - Web Site Changes