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Larry Winger's 601XL Project
Work Logs Found: 1084
Category Work Time: 3150 Hours
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 02-16-2015
0.00
Surprise ending / last post
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 01-10-2015
3.50
Added upholstery to baggage shelf
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 11-02-2014
2.50
Enlarged air inlets
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 11-01-2014
0.00
2 - Made dash mat to stop reflection on canopy
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 11-01-2014
7.75
1 - Installed new nosegear bungee
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 10-12-2014
0.00
4 - Post flight fix for high temps
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 10-12-2014
0.00
3 - Post flight fix of heavy wing problem
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 10-12-2014
0.00
2 - Post flight fix for comm radio problem
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 10-12-2014
0.00
1 - First flight!
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 09-21-2014
0.00
1 - Attempted first flight
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 09-18-2014
3.00
Installed last access covers and checked audio
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 09-16-2014
2.90
Fixed squawks and closed up access openings
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 09-13-2014
0.00
More inspection photos
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 09-13-2014
0.00
Airworthiness Inspection Complete - It's a plane!
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 09-12-2014
4.90
Final prep for airworthiness inspection
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 09-11-2014
2.00
Completed compression test
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 09-01-2014
6.00
Misc. engine and wire routing tasks
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 08-31-2014
4.25
Safety wired ailerons and measured deflection
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 08-30-2014
0.00
Submitted paperwork for airworthiness inspection
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 08-30-2014
4.25
Safety wiring and safety bulletin on rockers
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 08-29-2014
7.50
Supplemental labels on panel
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 08-28-2014
7.25
Pitot static and encoder certified
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 08-10-2014
3.00
Final weight & balance and fuel flow test
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 08-09-2014
5.50
Installed wing root fairings & finished extra latc
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 08-03-2014
1.00
Secondary latch installed
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 08-02-2014
8.50
Work on secondary latch and wheel pants
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 07-28-2014
2.00
More nose bowl sanding
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 07-20-2014
2.50
Split nose bowl inlets and set idle RPM
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 07-18-2014
0.00
3 - Reconnected heated pitot
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 07-18-2014
0.00
2 - Worked on sensors
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 07-18-2014
5.50
1 - RPM fixed
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 07-16-2014
1.75
Sanded nose bowl air inlets
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 07-14-2014
2.25
Worked on RPM input
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 07-13-2014
2.00
Engine wire routing and nosebowl epoxy
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 07-12-2014
0.00
4 - Good start on air inlet rings
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 07-12-2014
0.00
3 - Moved CHT probe from top to bottom
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 07-12-2014
0.00
2 - Installed mount for iPad Air
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 07-12-2014
8.00
1 - Installed new headphone jack panel
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 06-29-2014
5.25
Changed oil, cleaned canopy and misc.
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 06-28-2014
7.00
Confirmed engine temps and misc.
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 06-27-2014
3.70
Ran engine at 2,200 RPM for 1 hour
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 06-27-2014
2.50
Hooked up pitot / static tubing to Voyager and XTr

 06-23-2014
7.00
Engine shroud and more adjustments
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 06-22-2014
3.50
First engine start on airframe
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 06-19-2014
4.10
Replaced carb and painted pitot
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 06-17-2014
2.75
Riveted flaps and determined flap angles
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 06-16-2014
2.50
1 - Set up tow bar capture points
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 06-15-2014
0.25
2 - Confirmed wing MAC at station 1,790 mm
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 06-15-2014
5.50
1 - Installed flap position sensor
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 06-14-2014
3.50
5 - Made and installed new landing light lens
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 06-14-2014
0.75
4 - Installed halon fire extinguisher
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 06-14-2014
0.30
3 - Wire routing for fuel sender wires

 06-14-2014
0.90
2 - Added "Experimental" decal
     

 06-14-2014
0.90
1 - Confirmed Weight & Balance arms from 1,790mm
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 06-08-2014
2.00
Confirmed W&B arms & riveted fuselage bottom
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 06-06-2014
0.00
Sent carburetor for repair
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 06-05-2014
3.00
Removed carburetor
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 06-04-2014
6.50
Attempted 1st engine start on airplane
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 06-03-2014
3.75
Preliminary weight & balance
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 06-02-2014
3.50
Punch list items
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 06-01-2014
5.00
Wire routing
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 05-31-2014
1.00
5 - Pictures before exposing the engine for access
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 05-31-2014
1.00
4 - General cleaning and wire routing
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 05-31-2014
0.75
3 - Riveted trailing edge of wing top skin
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 05-31-2014
0.50
2 - Resealed rubber seals on canopy
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 05-31-2014
2.75
1 - Elevator rigging complete
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 05-30-2014
3.00
Worked on elevator rigging
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 05-30-2014
1.75
Connected fuel lines inside cockpit
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 05-28-2014
6.50
Installed flaps
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 05-27-2014
1.50
3 - Added flap stops
       

 05-27-2014
1.00
2 - Final adjustment of dual stick geometry

 05-27-2014
1.25
1 - Added bottom stop for elevator
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 05-26-2014
0.50
4 - Removed heated pitot
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 05-26-2014
2.25
3 - Added aileron upper deflection stops
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 05-26-2014
3.75
2 - Fit and installed elevator saddle
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 05-26-2014
4.50
1 - Completed installation of Aileron Control Stop
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 05-25-2014
5.75
Various jobs including aileron control stop
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 05-23-2014
2.00
Started flap installation
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 05-23-2014
5.00
Rigged and adjusted rudder
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 05-23-2014
3.50
Adjusted aileron and dual stick geometry
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 05-17-2014
9.50
Rigged ailerons and elevator
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 05-03-2014
6.50
Drilled for rear spar bolts and added spar rivets
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 04-27-2014
4.50
Mounted right wing
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 04-26-2014
5.50
Mounted left wing
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 04-20-2014
180.00
Back in business - Part 2
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 04-20-2014
0.00
Back in business - Part 1
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 04-30-2013
1.25
Spar measurements
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 03-08-2013
1.50
2 - Testing center spar for fit
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 03-08-2013
2.75
1 - Replaced solid rivets in center spar
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 02-10-2013
1.00
Removed solid rivets in center spar
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 02-09-2013
1.50
Removed bottom skin doubler
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 01-19-2013
4.00
Center spar removed and checked
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 01-14-2013
0.00
Update on conversation with factory
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 01-13-2013
8.00
A long weekend of experimenting and learning
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 01-07-2013
0.00
Consulted with Zenith on wing spar issues
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 01-06-2013
0.00
2 - Pounds and pounds of rivet mandrels
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 01-06-2013
0.00
1 - Restored garage for two cars
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 01-05-2013
7.00
Trimmed wing roots and attempted wing install
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 01-03-2013
0.00
4 - Hangar pictures
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 01-03-2013
0.00
3 - Moved project to EAA Builder Center
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 01-03-2013
2.25
2 - Miscellaneous last minute installations
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 01-03-2013
1.50
1 - Pre-move organization
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 01-01-2013
0.00
N819P Open House today
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 12-31-2012
2.10
Left wing tip and landing light lens installed
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 12-30-2012
3.50
3 - Right. landing light lens and wing tip
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 12-30-2012
1.75
2 - Balanced ailerons
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 12-30-2012
2.00
1 - Cleaned work table to setup for wings
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 12-29-2012
3.25
1 - Attached nose wheel fairing
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 12-28-2012
2.00
5 - Wired rudder strobe
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 12-28-2012
2.00
4 - Cut and placed rudder strobe fairing
       

 12-28-2012
0.75
3 - Secured upper rudder hinge and strobe wire

 12-28-2012
1.00
2 - Removed and rerouted strobe wire
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 12-28-2012
2.00
1 - Assembled nose wheel fairing
       

 12-27-2012
2.25
2 - Fabricated and installed rudder fairing
       

 12-27-2012
1.50
1 - Fabricated and installed rudder stops
     

 12-23-2012
3.50
Adjusted and trimmed rudder
       

 12-22-2012
4.50
Mounted rudder
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 12-21-2012
1.50
3 - Installed left wheel fairing
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 12-21-2012
3.25
2 - Installed right wing fairing
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 12-21-2012
1.00
1 - Finished left attachment bracket install
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 12-20-2012
4.75
Mounting brackets for main wheel fairings
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 12-17-2012
1.25
Tested continuity to wing tips
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 12-13-2012
2.50
Replaced canopy, center console/side panels
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 12-12-2012
1.40
1 - Prepped and painted center console & panels
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 12-11-2012
26.00
A day of flying and odd jobs
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 12-10-2012
2.50
2 - Completed behind the panel wire routing
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 12-10-2012
1.75
1 - More left side wire bundling
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 12-09-2012
2.25
3 - Bundled wires behind panel
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 12-09-2012
1.00
2 - Riveted tips on horizontal stabilizer
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 12-09-2012
1.90
1 - Reattached rubber canopy seals
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 12-08-2012
2.20
Soldered roll trim wire in wing & riveted aileron
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 12-06-2012
1.50
Rewired roll trim servo and fixed pitch trim LED
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 12-04-2012
0.75
2 - Temporarily replaced wire covers
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 12-04-2012
0.75
1 - Reattached nose gear safety wire
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 12-02-2012
1.75
3 - Reattached aileron trim wire
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 12-02-2012
1.50
2 - Installed magnetic current sensor

 12-02-2012
2.50
1 - Completed wing root connectors
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 12-01-2012
5.75
Wing connector wiring and misc.
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 11-29-2012
2.00
2 - Wired GPS to ELT connection
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 11-29-2012
2.20
1 - Connected OAT and finished cabin wire routing
       

 11-28-2012
2.50
1 - Wired GPS to ELT at ELT end
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 11-27-2012
3.50
2 - Wired roll trim, added 2nd OAT and misc.
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 11-27-2012
2.40
1 - Soldered Dsub connections to flap LED
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 11-26-2012
2.20
Wired flap position sensor & routed wires
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 11-25-2012
2.25
Added panel LED for flap setting
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 11-21-2012
0.00
Took a break and took to the air
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 11-20-2012
3.00
Wire routing and ELT fix
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 11-19-2012
1.50
2 - Attached rear strobe and tested ELT
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 11-19-2012
1.50
1 - Installed SCAT hoses to cabin air vents
     

 11-18-2012
7.75
Installed rear strobe and wired ELT
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 11-17-2012
0.00
Sent in my request for registration to the FAA
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 11-17-2012
2.00
2 - Installed cabin heat control cable
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 11-17-2012
2.50
1 - Removed canopy and riveted top skin
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 11-16-2012
0.00
Found EAA Builder Center for final assembly & test
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 11-12-2012
0.75
2 - Connected RS232 #1 from V10 to Voyager
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 11-12-2012
0.00
1 - It's official now -- I can build an aeroplane
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 11-11-2012
5.00
Wired RDACs to Voyager and XTreme
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 11-10-2012
1.00
3 - Connected PTT for pilot and copilot to grip

 11-10-2012
2.00
2 - Installed auxiliary & headphone jacks
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 11-10-2012
2.00
1 - Connect RDAC, IOEX, Fuel press, & flow to pwr
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 11-06-2012
1.00
Connected RDAC to Voyager and XTreme
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 11-05-2012
2.50
Installed GPS antennas
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 11-04-2012
4.50
2 - Installed V10 Comm Radio
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 11-04-2012
2.25
1 - Wired ignition/fuel switch and trim LED
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 11-03-2012
5.75
Connected panel and control cables
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 11-02-2012
5.25
Finished switch wiring and installed panel
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 11-01-2012
3.50
Wired pitot and XTreme & made labels
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 10-31-2012
1.50
2 - Wired power to all remaining switches
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 10-31-2012
0.50
1 - Wired transponder
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 10-30-2012
2.00
2 - Wired Voyager and EFIS warning light
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 10-30-2012
1.25
1 - Wired OV warning light
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 10-29-2012
1.25
Wired V-10 comm switch and GMA 240 Audio
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 10-28-2012
7.50
Labeled cockpit wires and started switch wiring
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 10-19-2012
3.75
Labeled instrument panel
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 10-14-2012
0.50
2 - Rearranged panel switches
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 10-14-2012
1.00
1 - Secured stick grip cables around center suppor
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 10-08-2012
3.25
2 - Misc punch list items
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 10-08-2012
2.00
1 - Misc. under cowling - replaced cowling
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 10-07-2012
6.00
Completed & installed heat muff
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 10-06-2012
2.75
Started fabricating SS heat muff
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 10-01-2012
2.75
Moved carb heat muff and cabin heat valve
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 09-29-2012
0.00
Passed Sport Pilot Practical Test
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 08-25-2012
1.50
Wired flap motor and installed new capacitor
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 08-18-2012
1.00
Fixed brake fitting leak
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 08-17-2012
4.50
Tested and calibrated fuel flow
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 08-12-2012
4.50
Made CAD of busses and labeled
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 08-11-2012
8.50
Completed stick grip wiring harness
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 08-07-2012
3.00
Completed stick grip wiring D sub connectors
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 08-06-2012
2.25
Wired co-pilot side D-sub connector for stick grip
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 08-05-2012
6.60
Started wiring stick grip connectors
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 08-04-2012
2.50
3 - Wired elevator trim LED indicator
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 08-04-2012
3.75
2 - Routed elevator trim cable
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 08-04-2012
2.75
1 - Rewired fuel pumps
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 08-03-2012
3.10
Wired fuel pumps
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 08-02-2012
2.50
Wired igntion system
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 08-01-2012
1.75
Completed OV protection/alternator wiring
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 07-31-2012
3.50
Progress on alternator system wiring
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 07-29-2012
5.00
More wiring
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 07-28-2012
7.50
Wiring marathon
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 07-24-2012
2.50
Routed dual stick grip cables
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 07-23-2012
3.50
Wired starter relay
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 07-22-2012
3.00
Installed SP-2 magnetometer
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 07-19-2012
3.25
Shimmed SP-4 & re-routed CHT leads
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 07-18-2012
2.10
Installed SP-4 and RDAC X ground buss
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 07-17-2012
0.50
Fabricated insulated common FWF ground strip
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 07-16-2012
0.50
1 - Connected oil pressure sender
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 07-15-2012
1.00
2 - Connected oil temp and began oil pressure send
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 07-15-2012
4.00
1 - Oil & filter changed and distributor set
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 07-14-2012
4.50
Installed EGT probes and wired RDAC X
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 06-25-2012
1.25
Installed CHT probes
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 06-24-2012
2.50
Main wire to starter
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 06-24-2012
0.40
Installed OAT sensor
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 06-23-2012
4.25
2 - Began RDAC wiring
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 06-23-2012
0.60
1 - Replaced left main brake line fittings
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 06-22-2012
0.00
Resumed flight training for Sport Pilot license
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 06-12-2012
0.75
Installed fuel pressure sender & fuel fittings
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 06-10-2012
1.75
Re-pitched prop & installed firesleeve
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 06-07-2012
0.80
Fuel line to carb and fuel filter installed
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 06-06-2012
3.00
Re-routed 5th bearing oil line
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 06-05-2012
3.25
Installed Floscan fuel meter
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 06-04-2012
2.25
Installed fuel lines in cockpit and to carb
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 06-02-2012
4.00
Finished brakes
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 05-21-2012
0.00
2 - Installed brake lines (additional pictures)
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 05-21-2012
2.75
1 - Installed brake lines
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 05-20-2012
1.25
2 - Reinstalled passenger side right brake cylinde
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 05-20-2012
1.00
1 -Reinstalled control cables into panel
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 05-19-2012
2.50
Resumed wiring
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 05-01-2012
0.00
Reinstalled Kitlog
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 01-29-2012
2.50
Angled back of center console side panels
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 01-28-2012
2.25
Nut plates in center console to secure side panels
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 01-24-2012
1.50
Installed L angles for center console side panels
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 01-23-2012
1.50
Fitted floor angle support for center console pane
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 01-22-2012
2.75
Fabricated center console side panels
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 01-21-2012
0.00
2 - Routing information
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 01-21-2012
85.00
1 - Mounted antennas and routed coax
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 12-03-2011
4.00
Mounted busses, OV protection and EFIS access.
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 10-30-2011
4.75
Wired main power distribution and ground
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 10-23-2011
3.00
Determined electrical connectors & ordered
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 10-22-2011
0.75
2 - Connected to battery contactor
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 10-22-2011
3.75
1 - Made cover for channel and routed battery wire
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 10-20-2011
0.75
Installed ELT and soldered 1st lug
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 10-17-2011
2.25
‚ÄĆInstalled battery and master solenoid relay
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 10-16-2011
2.50
Fabricated battery box
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 10-15-2011
2.50
Installed ELT and panel switches
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 10-12-2011
4.50
Remade and installed right flap control bearing
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 10-11-2011
1.50
Nosebowl fitting complete and misc.
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 10-11-2011
1.25
1 - Enlarged air inlets
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 10-10-2011
3.50
2 - Made seat back supports and torqued exhaust
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 10-10-2011
3.25
1 - Installed seat belts
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 10-08-2011
0.00
2 - Tip for finding the tip of the spinner
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 10-08-2011
8.75
1 - Installed spinner
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 10-07-2011
0.00
Seat cushions and center console cover arrived
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 09-30-2011
1.25
2 - Marked spinner for cutouts
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 09-30-2011
0.75
1 - Reinstalled intake manifold
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 09-28-2011
3.00
Installed instruments in panel
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 09-27-2011
3.75
Mounted and set adjustable prop
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 09-26-2011
2.50
Primed and painted panel and tested stick wiring
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 09-25-2011
2.50
Painted panel then stripped it
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 09-24-2011
0.00
3 - Test fit panel instruments
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 09-24-2011
4.00
2 - Painted panel, baffle seal and camloc work
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 09-24-2011
2.25
1 - Transponder frame secured and panel primed
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 09-23-2011
1.00
2 - Installed camloc in map box door
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 09-23-2011
4.50
1 - Riveted panel and map box
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 09-22-2011
2.50
Installed map box door
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 09-21-2011
1.00
Cut out for Extreme EFIS
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 09-19-2011
1.50
Installed trim indicator and ELT button
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 09-19-2011
2.50
Drilled holes for panel switches and LEDs
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 09-18-2011
3.75
Installed Voyager, vents and DC outlets
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 09-18-2011
4.75
Installed audio panel
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 09-17-2011
6.00
Installed transponder
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 09-17-2011
2.00
Installed passenger side stick grip
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 09-16-2011
4.00
Installed pilot side stick grip
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 09-15-2011
2.75
Installed map box
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 09-14-2011
2.00
Installed cabin heat valve
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 09-14-2011
1.75
Installed air filter box
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 09-14-2011
2.00
Carb heat passthrough & panel reinforcement
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 09-13-2011
2.75
Worked on mounting system for air filter box
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 09-12-2011
3.25
Installed heat exchange muff
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 09-12-2011
2.50
Completed heat exchange muff
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 09-11-2011
3.25
Fabricated heat exchange muff
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 09-10-2011
5.00
Fabricated air filter housing
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 09-09-2011
3.00
Installed rubber baffle seals
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 09-08-2011
1.75
Mounted 2.5" duct flange to carb bottom
Details
       

 09-07-2011
2.00
Laid out panel design
Details
       

 09-06-2011
2.50
Fitted the rubber baffle seal
Details
       

 09-05-2011
0.00
Picture of swivel bolt mechanism
Details
     

 09-05-2011
5.00
Installed mixture control
Details
       

 09-05-2011
3.00
Installed carb heat control and removed all cables
Details
       

 09-04-2011
6.00
Made mixture control bracket and carb bottom plate
Details
       

 09-03-2011
10.00
Planning panel and electronics
Details
     

 09-03-2011
4.50
Installed throttle and linkage
Details
       

 08-30-2011
2.75
Installed reverse throttle linkage
Details
       

 08-27-2011
4.00
Installed engine stand-offs & alternator belt
Details
       

 08-27-2011
1.50
Engine stand-offs fabricated
Details
       

 08-22-2011
4.50
Finished cowling installation
Details
       

 08-21-2011
2.50
Installed camloc fasteners on lower cowling
Details
       

 08-21-2011
4.50
Clecoed engine cowling in place
Details
       

 08-20-2011
3.75
Fitted lower cowling panels
Details
       

 08-19-2011
1.75
Make right side cowling templates
Details
       

 08-18-2011
3.00
Attached cowling lower panel
Details
       

 08-17-2011
2.25
Aligned top and bottom cowling panels
Details
       

 08-16-2011
4.75
Positioned nosebowl
Details
       

 08-02-2011
1.75
Finished top access panels
Details
       

 07-31-2011
4.75
Access panels nearly complete
Details
       

 07-30-2011
3.00
Access panel work
Details
     

 07-19-2011
2.25
Riveted topskin panel access frames
Details
       

 07-17-2011
4.75
Fabricated all parts for panel access
Details
       

 07-16-2011
5.00
Cut access holes in forward top skin
Details
       

 05-30-2011
2.50
Made canopy hinge cover - left side and misc.
Details

 05-29-2011
2.00
Made cover for canopy hinge gap - right side
Details
       

 05-28-2011
0.50
Top front skin put on for measurements
Details
       

 05-28-2011
1.75
Remade center console
Details
     

 03-19-2011
3.00
Dual sticks and instrument panel back in
Details
     

 03-14-2011
1.50
Redrilled and riveted upright doublers
Details
       

 03-13-2011
2.50
Completed seat installation and gear mounting
Details
       

 03-09-2011
1.00
Broke hand riveter and quit in frustration
Details

 03-07-2011
1.75
Riveted center spar in place
Details

 03-06-2011
1.25
Reassembly and riveting begun

 03-06-2011
1.75
Prepped and primed parts
Details

 03-06-2011
2.75
Center spar reinforcements/attachments fitted
Details
     

 03-05-2011
2.50
Added L angles to seat pans
Details
     

 03-02-2011
1.50
Removed seat panels and arm rests
Details
     

 02-28-2011
1.50
Installed upright doublers
Details
     

 02-27-2011
3.00
Added front uprights to center spar
Details
       

 02-26-2011
5.50
Installed new center spar rear uprights
Details
       

 01-30-2011
2.75
Removed main gear to enlarge brake line ports
Details
       

 01-29-2011
1.75
Installed left side doubler

 01-29-2011
3.50
Installed bottom doubler and placed center spar
Details

 01-25-2011
1.75
Installed right side doubler
Details
     

 01-24-2011
0.00
Checked with ZAC on bolt spacing issue
Details
       

 01-18-2011
2.25
Center spar soid riveted - mods complete
Details
       

 01-17-2011
1.25
Top doubler backdrilled
Details
     

 01-16-2011
4.25
Assembled center spar
Details
       

 01-15-2011
3.50
Drilled rivet holes up to 1/4" bolts
Details

 01-15-2011
1.75
Deburred, primed and painted center spar parts

 01-14-2011
0.75
Added shims to dual stick uprights

 01-13-2011
1.75
Almost finished with center spar mods
Details

 01-11-2011
1.75
Drilled through bolt holes for outer uprights
Details
       

 01-10-2011
1.00
Replaced dual stick uprights on center spar
Details
     

 01-09-2011
3.75
Center uprights placed on center spar
Details
     

 01-08-2011
3.50
Center spar mods begun
Details
     

 12-04-2010
2.50
Temporary installed prop
Details
       

 12-02-2010
1.50
Installed ignition wire to distributor
Details
     

 12-01-2010
1.50
Installed oil lines to cooler
Details
       

 11-29-2010
1.75
Mounted oil cooler
Details
       

 11-28-2010
3.25
Moved alternator forward and mounted vertical baff
Details
       

 11-27-2010
3.75
Installed exhaust system and worked on baffles
Details
       

 11-26-2010
3.00
Added support tail to starter
Details
       

 10-10-2010
3.25
Installed oil cooler baffling
Details
       

 10-09-2010
8.00
Alternator mounted and baffling nearly complete
Details
       

 10-08-2010
2.75
Started baffling work and alternator
Details
     

 10-04-2010
1.00
Remounted engine
Details

 10-03-2010
32.00
Brought my Corvair engine to life
Details

 09-29-2010
3.00
Removed engine and packed for Corvair College 18
Details

 09-08-2010
1.25
Removed solid rivets from center spar
     

 09-07-2010
2.00
Removed center spar and separated it
Details
       

 09-06-2010
1.75
Started center spar modifications
Details
       

 09-06-2010
6.25
Right wing mods completed!
Details
       

 09-04-2010
7.25
Reassembled right wing
Details
       

 08-26-2010
2.50
Riveted aileron bellcrank support & placed L angle
Details
       

 08-25-2010
2.50
Airleron bellcrank supports fitted and drilled
Details
     

 08-24-2010
2.25
Riveted rear channel mods
Details
       

 08-23-2010
3.00
Rear Channel mods drilled in place
Details
       

 08-22-2010
1.75
Drilled aileron rod hole doubler
Details
     

 08-12-2010
1.00
Enlarged rivets to A6 and replaced fuel tank fill
Details
     

 08-11-2010
2.75
Replaced fuel tank and riveted nose skin
Details
       

 08-08-2010
0.00
Fuel tank ready to install
Details
     

 08-02-2010
1.75
Riveted nose skin to bottom of ribs
     

 08-01-2010
6.00
Remade Front Upper Spar Doubler
Details
     

 08-01-2010
6.00
Remade Front Upper Spar Doubler
Details

 08-01-2010
4.50
Completed nose rib modifications
Details
     

 07-25-2010
5.00
Nose ribs mounted
Details
     

 07-24-2010
1.50
Remade nose rib angles
Details
     

 07-21-2010
0.75
Started rib 2 mods
Details

 07-04-2010
3.25
Mounted root doubler and rib #1
Details
       

 07-03-2010
1.25
Remade root doubler
Details

 06-28-2010
1.75
Botched the root doubler
Details
     

 06-27-2010
2.75
Drilled root doubler
Details
       

 06-26-2010
3.25
Bolted on new extrusion
Details
       

 06-24-2010
1.50
Backdrilled extrusion
Details
     

 06-23-2010
2.25
Solid rivets removed and extrusion in place
Details
       

 06-22-2010
2.00
Started solid rivet removal in right wing
Details
       

 06-21-2010
1.75
Right wing top skin removed
Details
       

 06-20-2010
2.25
Started right wing modifications
Details
       

 06-20-2010
1.75
Completed right aileron mods
Details

 06-07-2010
1.75
More work on right aileron mod
Details

 05-23-2010
3.25
Started right aileron mods
Details
       

 05-22-2010
3.50
Finished and stored left wing
Details
       

 05-21-2010
4.50
Installed left aileron
Details
       

 05-20-2010
1.50
Installed balance arm in left aileron
Details
       

 05-19-2010
2.25
Placed aileron ribs and balance arm
Details
       

 05-18-2010
1.25
Started mod on left aileron
Details
       

 05-06-2010
2.00
Left nav/position/strobe installlation complete
Details

 05-04-2010
2.50
Misc. work on left wing

 04-19-2010
2.50
Installed left nav/position/strobe
Details
       

 03-25-2010
1.75
Started riveting topside nose skin
Details
       

 03-24-2010
2.25
Riveted nose skin & replaced fuel tank
Details
       

 03-21-2010
2.75
Riveted left wing top skin
Details
       

 03-15-2010
2.25
L angles on top skin
Details
     

 03-13-2010
4.50
Primed and riveted spar/bellcrank mods
Details
       

 03-12-2010
1.75
L angles added to bottom skin
Details
       

 02-28-2010
3.00
Completed aileron bellcarnk supports
Details
     

 02-27-2010
4.25
Completed rear spar modifications
Details
       

 02-25-2010
0.00
Assembled service cart for tools
Details
       

 02-24-2010
1.00
Torqued wing mod bolts and repositioned wing
     

 02-22-2010
6.00
Completed and bolted wing mods
Details
       

 02-20-2010
4.00
Final drilling of wing root doubler/extrusion mods
Details
       

 02-19-2010
2.00
Installed angles on rib 2
Details
       

 02-18-2010
2.25
Located and drilled nose rib 1 angles
Details
       

 02-17-2010
1.25
More challenges with nose rib 1
Details
       

 02-16-2010
0.75
Located position for nose rib 1
Details
       

 02-15-2010
1.50
Drilled top of new extrusion angle
Details
       

 02-07-2010
6.00
Installed left wing root doubler
Details
       

 02-04-2010
2.00
Backdrilled left wing extrusion angle
Details
       

 01-23-2010
2.00
Drilled bolt holes where necessary
Details

 01-18-2010
4.50
Removed spar rivets
Details
       

 01-17-2010
3.50
Removed top skin left wing
Details
       

 01-16-2010
2.00
Started wing mods on left wing
Details
       

 01-16-2010
1.50
Cleaned off worktable for wing mods
Details

 01-12-2010
1.50
Intake manifold installed
Details
       

 01-12-2010
1.00
Engine mounted
Details
       

 01-08-2010
1.00
Installed battery connector in firewall
Details
       

 01-07-2010
1.50
Fabricated & installed coil wires
Details
       

 01-06-2010
3.00
Installed breather outlet tube & condensers
Details
       

 01-04-2010
35.00
Installed ignition coils
Details
       

 01-03-2010
1.00
Made PVC chocks
Details
       

 01-03-2010
0.75
Added hoses to oil breather
Details
     

 01-02-2010
2.00
Installed oil separator and coil switcher
Details
       

 12-30-2009
2.50
Made and installed panel stiffener angles
Details
       

 12-29-2009
1.25
Installed firewall pass through
Details
       

 11-29-2009
0.00
Moved Kitlog Pro to Macbook
Details

 11-01-2009
1.50
Brake cylinder musical chairs
Details

 10-31-2009
6.00
Added rigid fuel lines
Details
       

 10-25-2009
6.00
Installed gascolator and fuel pumps
Details
       

 10-24-2009
3.00
Started instrument placement
Details
     

 10-21-2009
1.50
Installed rear housing and gold oil system
Details
       

 10-10-2009
2.00
Engine Rear Housing Installed and Removed
Details
     

 10-05-2009
1.75
More polishing on left rear fuselage
Details

 10-04-2009
2.50
10 passes done on left rear fuselage
Details
       

 10-03-2009
11.50
Pilot side front fuselage polished
Details
       

 09-26-2009
6.75
Passenger side polishing complete
Details

 09-24-2009
4.00
Finished right side middle of side skin
Details
       

 09-23-2009
2.00
More polishing
Details

 09-20-2009
4.50
Completed polishing rear top skin
Details
       

 09-19-2009
4.50
Polished right front half of rear top skin
Details
       

 09-19-2009
1.50
Installed horizontal stabilizer
Details
       

 09-16-2009
1.75
Finished polishing back left side area of tail
Details
       

 09-15-2009
2.75
Polished back right qtr of rear top skin
Details
     

 09-13-2009
2.50
Polished back left qtr of rear top skin
Details
       

 09-12-2009
2.50
Started polishing rear top skin
Details
     

 09-11-2009
2.50
Started fuselage polishing
Details

 09-07-2009
7.50
Riveted rear top skin and canopy flashing
Details
       

 09-06-2009
5.50
Installed Horizontal Stabilizer
Details
       

 09-05-2009
6.75
Canopy completed!
Details
       

 09-03-2009
5.00
Misc. rear canopy flashing work
Details

 08-30-2009
4.00
Completed front canopy & flashing riveting
Details
       

 08-29-2009
5.75
Made canopy flashing and prepped for final rivetin

 08-27-2009
1.25
Added more canopy weatherstripping
Details

 08-15-2009
4.50
More canopy work
Details

 08-09-2009
0.00
Rearranged shop
Details
       

 08-08-2009
2.00
Canopy bottoms trimmed
Details

 08-08-2009
1.25
Attached front seal to canopy
Details

 08-04-2009
1.25
Front canopy drilled and clecoed
Details
       

 08-03-2009
2.25
Final forward canopy installation begun
Details
       

 08-02-2009
5.75
Canopy side covers complete
Details
       

 08-01-2009
6.00
Canopy frame right side cover
Details
       

 07-30-2009
1.75
Started on canopy side covers
Details

 07-21-2009
2.50
More canopy trimming
Details

 07-20-2009
2.00
Initial front canopy trimming
Details
       

 07-19-2009
3.75
Installed forward matching rear canopy frame
Details
       

 07-18-2009
10.50
Cut canopy and installed back half
Details
       

 07-16-2009
1.75
Set canopy on 650 for the first time
Details
     

 07-15-2009
0.00
Research on instrument flying
Details

 07-14-2009
0.00
The canopy is here
Details
       

 06-26-2009
1.50
Remade rear canopy gussets
Details
     

 06-26-2009
1.25
Fabricated front canopy brackets
Details
     

 06-20-2009
1.75
Made and installed rear canopy gussets
Details
     

 06-20-2009
5.50
Installed panel side angles and bottom brackets
Details
       

 06-19-2009
1.50
Tweaked and painted roll bar
Details

 06-16-2009
2.75
Completed bottom brackets for gas shocks
Details
       

 06-12-2009
11.25
Made and installed roll bar
Details
       

 06-11-2009
2.00
Finished bending canopy frame tubes
Details
       

 06-10-2009
3.25
Started bending canopy frame tubes
Details
       

 06-09-2009
2.25
Made forms for canopy frame tubes
Details
     

 06-07-2009
2.25
Reassembled canopy latch system
Details
       

 06-05-2009
3.25
Canopy latch system complete
Details
       

 06-04-2009
2.75
Cut slots and installed right canopy latch
Details
     

 06-03-2009
0.00
Pictures of canopy lock tube installation
Details
       

 06-03-2009
20.00
Canopy frame and latch tube system in place
Details
       

 05-23-2009
1.75
Prepped for latch installation
Details
     

 05-23-2009
4.00
Made parts related to canopy lock tube
Details
       

 05-22-2009
0.00
Error on 650 canopy latch drawing
Details

 05-22-2009
3.75
Completed canopy latches
Details
       

 05-21-2009
2.50
Started canopy parts
Details
       

 05-21-2009
0.00
Great online resource for builders
Details

 05-10-2009
1.75
Installed flap motor and linkage - fuselage comple
Details
       

 05-09-2009
3.50
Installed dual controls
Details
       

 05-09-2009
4.00
Added steering rods and fixed rudder fairleads
Details
       

 05-08-2009
3.50
My plane on gear!
Details
       

 05-08-2009
2.50
Main gear attached
Details
     

 05-07-2009
5.25
Main gear pre-fitted on right side
Details
       

 05-04-2009
1.50
Installed nosewheel
Details
     

 05-02-2009
1.50
Painted main gear and support
Details

 05-02-2009
3.50
Airplane riveted!
Details
       

 05-01-2009
5.00
Finished left side & pilot's seat
Details
       

 04-30-2009
2.00
Right side riveted
Details
       

 04-30-2009
6.50
Fuselage joined
Details
       

 04-28-2009
3.50
Misc. jobs on fuselage reassembly
Details

 04-25-2009
3.00
Reinstalled forward side skins
Details
       

 04-25-2009
11.00
Installed brake cylinders & nose gear
Details
       

 04-23-2009
3.75
Riveted cabin floor & installed rudder pedals
Details
       

 04-17-2009
4.00
Installed engine mount
Details
       

 04-14-2009
0.00
NTSB report on 601XL sent to FAA
Details

 04-14-2009
3.00
Drilled and painted new lower engine mount fitting
Details
       

 04-02-2009
2.50
Worked on seat area
Details
       

 03-31-2009
4.00
More painting of cockpit parts
Details
       

 03-29-2009
4.50
Joined front and rear fuselage w/ firewall
Details
       

 03-28-2009
5.00
Painted and riveted firewall
Details
       

 03-26-2009
4.50
Riveted rear fuselage
Details
       

 03-24-2009
2.00
More fuselage reassembly
Details
       

 03-23-2009
1.75
General fuselage work
Details

 02-28-2009
5.00
Primed and painted welded parts
Details

 02-28-2009
0.00
Learning oxyacetylene welding
Details

 02-16-2009
3.00
Fuselage disassembly - Part Three (and final)
Details
       

 02-15-2009
4.00
Fuselage disassembly - Part Two
Details
       

 02-14-2009
8.50
Fuselage disassembly - Part One
Details
       

 02-13-2009
3.00
Misc. fuselage prep
Details

 02-11-2009
4.25
Made and installed step fairings
Details
       

 02-10-2009
1.75
More installation of panel top skin
Details
       

 02-10-2009
2.25
Finished installing panel top skin
Details
       

 02-09-2009
4.25
Fabricated & installed panel top skin
Details
       

 02-09-2009
1.50
Drilled panel side angles and started top skin
Details
       

 02-08-2009
3.00
Made and temporarily placed panel side angles
Details
     

 02-08-2009
0.75
Installed fairleads on rear frame channel
     

 02-08-2009
2.00
Fabricated fairleads
Details
     

 02-07-2009
4.50
Installed Dual Stick Controls
Details
       

 02-07-2009
3.25
Fabricated and installed center console
Details
     

 02-07-2009
3.75
Added diagonal L angles to rear side skins
Details
       

 02-06-2009
1.00
Installed steps
Details
       

 02-05-2009
4.00
Misc installations
Details
       

 02-04-2009
5.25
More drilling and flap braces
Details
       

 02-03-2009
4.25
Drilled miscellaneous holes to size
Details

 02-03-2009
1.00
Drilled AN3 bolt holes in upper engine mount
Details
     

 02-02-2009
3.75
Remade right front side skin
Details
       

 02-01-2009
5.25
Made & installed firewall stiffener doubler
Details
       

 01-31-2009
7.50
Miscellaneous fuselage wrap up items
Details
       

 01-31-2009
0.00
1291.75 total hours (1.55 day/10.84 week)
Details

 01-30-2009
5.50
Remade left front skin & installed vent
Details
       

 01-30-2009
1.75
Joined front and back fuselage - left side
Details
       

 01-29-2009
2.75
Joined front and back fuselage - right side
Details
       

 01-28-2009
2.25
Drilled longeron splices
Details
       

 01-27-2009
6.00
Remade and installed top skin
Details
       

 01-27-2009
0.00
Part 2: Technique for matching bulkhead holes
Details
       

 01-27-2009
0.00
Part 1: Technique for matching bulkhead holes
Details
       

 01-27-2009
0.00
NOTE ON TOP SKIN DIMENSIONS
Details

 01-25-2009
5.50
Started top skin installation
Details
       

 01-23-2009
1.00
Installed linear actuator motor and rod
Details
     

 01-23-2009
4.50
Installed flap assembly
Details
       

 01-22-2009
2.25
Installed flap mount gusset
Details
       

 01-22-2009
1.00
Fabricated and mounted flap mount gusset
Details
     

 01-21-2009
2.25
Installed pilot side seat bottom
Details
     

 01-20-2009
4.00
Installed passenger seat bottom
Details
     

 01-18-2009
0.00
Corvair College 13 and my new engine
Details
       

 01-12-2009
5.75
Completed arm rest area with seat belt attachment
Details
       

 01-10-2009
0.50
Made template for arm rest sides
Details

 01-10-2009
4.75
Made and placed arm rest sides & cover
Details
       

 01-10-2009
1.50
Discovered error in plans for arm rest side
Details
     

 01-10-2009
1.75
Added seat belt attachments
Details
     

 01-09-2009
1.00
Left upper fuselage longeron doubler installed
Details
     

 01-09-2009
1.75
Inventoried dual stick parts & studied plans
Details

 01-09-2009
2.00
Installed torque tube and supports
Details
       

 01-08-2009
1.00
Spliced front and rear upper longerons
Details
     

 01-08-2009
3.25
Installed upper fuselage longeron doublers
Details
       

 01-07-2009
4.00
Added center seat back channel & Ls
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 01-06-2009
4.75
Finished baggage floor installation
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 01-05-2009
3.25
Added baggage floor bracing and corners
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 01-04-2009
3.25
Set bulkheads and prepped for baggage floor Ls
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 01-04-2009
0.00
Great go-anywhere lighting solution
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 01-04-2009
1.25
Drilled baggage floor L angles to side skins
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 01-04-2009
3.50
Cut and fit baggage floor
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 01-03-2009
4.75
Added L angles for baggage shelf
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 01-01-2009
2.50
Upright channels & attach plates mounted
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 01-01-2009
4.25
Made and added seat back side angles
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 12-31-2008
3.50
Made new rear channel
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 12-31-2008
1.50
Made new attach plates
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 12-31-2008
0.00
Confirmation of modifications with ZAC
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 12-31-2008
0.00
1190.75 total hours (1.48 day/10.38 week)
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 12-17-2008
2.00
Reason to replace left front skin on fuselage
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 12-17-2008
0.00
Approval from ZAC for changes
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 12-16-2008
0.00
Reason for remaking wing attachment upright
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 12-16-2008
0.00
Reason for remaking upright channels
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 12-16-2008
2.50
Reason for remaking the attach plates
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 12-13-2008
3.00
Prepped and primed rudder parts
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 12-13-2008
2.00
Finished new 650 rudder
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 12-12-2008
0.00
Great support from Zenith
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 12-12-2008
2.75
Completed drilling rudder
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 12-09-2008
3.50
Assembled trailing edge side of rudder
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 12-08-2008
2.75
Assembled rudder skeleton
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 12-07-2008
1.25
Fabricated rudder rear ribs #3 and #4
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 12-06-2008
1.25
Remade rudder rear ribs #1 and #2
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 12-06-2008
2.75
Fabricated vertical tail spar and doublers
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 12-06-2008
1.75
Fabricated upper fuselage longeron doublers
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 12-05-2008
3.75
Fabricated vertical tail leading & trailing edge s
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 12-04-2008
1.75
Fabricated rudder rear ribs #1 and #2
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 12-03-2008
2.00
Fabricated nose rib for new rudder
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 12-02-2008
1.50
Completed baggage back bulkhead
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 12-01-2008
2.25
First 650 part started- the baggage back bulkhead
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 11-30-2008
0.00
1149 total hours (1.49 day/10.42 week)
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 11-24-2008
8.00
Polished top of left wing
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 11-22-2008
4.50
Plans on the way / polished left wing bottom
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 11-16-2008
0.00
Moved out of Hanger 34
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 10-31-2008
0.00
1136.5 total hours (1.47 day/10.31 week)
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 09-30-2008
0.00
1136.5 total hours (1.47 day/10.32 week)
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 09-20-2008
0.75
Replaced left gusset 6B10-4
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 09-17-2008
1.75
Added nutplates and spar access covers
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 09-16-2008
1.75
Added L angles to front seat panels
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 09-15-2008
2.25
Drilled Wing Attachment Uprights & installed front
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 09-14-2008
5.25
Bottom engine mounts and top longeron rivet line
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 09-11-2008
3.25
Finished left front side and gussets
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 09-10-2008
4.00
Front right side work moving ahead
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 09-07-2008
9.00
Major progress on forward fuselage
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 09-06-2008
4.50
Installed Wing Attachment Uprights
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 09-06-2008
4.50
Added gussets
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 09-04-2008
4.00
Gear uprights installed
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 09-01-2008
1.50
Left forward side skin cut
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 09-01-2008
1.25
Added main gear attachments
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 08-31-2008
5.00
Cut new side skins and mounted right side
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 08-31-2008
0.00
1092.75 total hours (1.47 day/10.32 week)
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 08-30-2008
0.00
Note on angle of incidence
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 08-30-2008
2.00
Leveled fuselage
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 08-29-2008
0.00
Notes on using a laser level for alignment
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 08-29-2008
3.25
Installed new gear channel
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 08-28-2008
1.00
Fuselage deconstruction
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 08-26-2008
0.00
Update on 601XL to 650 upgrade
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 08-22-2008
0.00
Reinstalled Kitlog Pro
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 08-11-2008
1.50
Confirmed placement of rear frame channel & attach
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 08-10-2008
1.25
Success with aft bulkhead
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 08-10-2008
3.00
Completed middle bulkhead
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 08-09-2008
3.00
Almost made my aft bulkhead
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 08-06-2008
1.75
Busy month away from building...but back
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 07-31-2008
0.00
1071 total hours (1.51 day/10.56 week)
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 07-06-2008
3.50
Completed gear attachment and upright installation
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 07-05-2008
3.75
Side skins cut for spar & gear openings
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 07-05-2008
4.00
Added main gear attachments and upright
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 07-03-2008
1.50
Mounted rear seat support & instr. panel gussets
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 07-03-2008
8.00
Instrument panel and front side skins added
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 07-02-2008
4.50
Set rear frame channel and upper seat support
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 07-01-2008
2.50
Remade rear frame channel
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 06-30-2008
0.00
1043.25 total hours (1.54 day/10.76 week)
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 06-27-2008
4.75
Attached front engine mounts and secured longerons
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 06-27-2008
0.00
2nd Anniversary of my project
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 06-26-2008
2.75
Added and leveled front top longerons
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 06-25-2008
2.50
Fuselage off table and leveled
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 06-24-2008
3.00
Joined