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Builder:
Andrew Duff
Location:
Fort Worth, TX - USA
Aircraft:
Scratch Built - Nexus Mustang
Engine:
Lycoming - IO-375
Prop:
Whirlwind - 200RV - Constant Pitch
Total Build Time:
595 Hours

Welcome to my Nexus Mustang Builders Log. The project was started in April of 2010. The Nexus is my second homebuilt project, my first was an RV-4. The RV was completed in 2003 and I currently have about 850 hours on it. When I finished the RV-4 I swore that it was my last homebuilt airplane project since it took me so long to complete, but now many years later, I am ready to dive in again.
I love the RV-4, but if I were to make a few changes they would be
1. A bigger cockpit with room for full sized people.
2. A tapered wing with laminar flow cross section geared a bit more to cross country than short field.
3. Higher cruise speed.
4. A forward baggage compartment to help with CG control.
5. An airplane that is a bit less common than RVs have now become.
The Nexus Mustang is all of those things. Unfortunately it is not available in kit form. So in the true spirit of homebuilding, I am in for a learning experience....again.

It should be noted that this log is for personal use only and is not intended to be instructional in nature. Always check with the designer if conflicts are found between this log and design data.

Recent Activity
 Date Hours Work Log Summary Details
 07-26-2012
1.5
Final Riveting Of Fin Skin
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 07-25-2012
2.0
Riveting Fin Skin
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 07-23-2012
1.0
Dimpled Fin Skin
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 07-22-2012
1.0
Primed Fin Internal Parts
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 07-15-2012
2.0
Fin Tip Fairing Rough In.
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 07-12-2012
1.5
Fin Tip Ribs
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 07-10-2012
1.5
Fin Tip Bulkheads
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 07-09-2012
0.5
Final Rudder Interface Trim
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 07-02-2012
1.0
Fin Skin Trimming
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 07-01-2012
1.5
Drilling The Fin Skin Substructure
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