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Work Logs Found: 303
Category Work Time: 3398 Hours
 Date
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 08-16-2013
0.00
Finishing #4
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 08-02-2013
0.00
Finishing #3
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 07-19-2013
0.00
Finishing #2
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 07-05-2013
228.00
Finishing #1
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 02-22-2013
48.00
Wings
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 01-25-2013
24.00
Empennage
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 10-19-2012
24.00
Upholstery
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 10-05-2012
48.00
Paint
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 09-07-2012
156.00
Fitted the wing tips
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 06-08-2012
132.00
Fitted the wheel pants and fairings
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 03-23-2012
84.00
Fitted the empennage fairings
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 02-03-2012
96.00
Installed the windscreen and made fairing
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 11-11-2011
96.00
Fitted the canopy skirt
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 09-16-2011
204.00
Fitted the cowling
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 05-20-2011
12.00
Panel
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 05-06-2011
216.00
Installed the wiring
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 11-05-2010
72.00
Wiring diagram
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 09-24-2010
96.00
Finishing firewall forward
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 07-30-2010
12.00
Installed the prop governer
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 07-16-2010
96.00
Installed the FAB
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 05-21-2010
120.00
Installed the baffles
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 03-12-2010
72.00
Installed the engine
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 01-11-2010
48.00
Canopy bonding
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 12-27-2009
10.00
Canopy bubble #3
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 12-24-2009
10.00
Canopy bubble #2
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 12-21-2009
10.00
Canopy bubble #1
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 12-16-2009
15.00
Canopy Frame
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 12-13-2009
15.00
Canopy rails
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 12-06-2009
5.00
Primed the fairings and riveted them to fuselage
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 12-05-2009
3.00
Slotted the tank attach angles + Misc.
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 11-29-2009
6.00
Riveted fairing nutplates to the wings
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 11-28-2009
6.00
Removed wings from the fuselage
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 11-21-2009
2.00
Refueling the LH tank
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 11-15-2009
3.00
Refueling the RH tank
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 11-15-2009
2.00
Deburred rolled and dimpled the fairings
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 11-14-2009
3.00
Trimmed and bent the flap bottom skins
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 11-14-2009
3.00
Flap intersection fairings
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 11-07-2009
6.00
Match drilled the wing root fairings
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 11-06-2009
2.00
Wing root fairing joggle tool
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 11-01-2009
5.00
Flap mechanism – Continued
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 10-31-2009
5.00
Flap mechanism
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 10-25-2009
2.00
Installed the flaps
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 10-24-2009
2.00
Installed the aileron pushrods
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 10-24-2009
2.00
Final drilled tank attach brackets
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 10-18-2009
3.00
Made the tank vent lines
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 10-18-2009
5.00
Connected the fuel lines
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 10-17-2009
3.00
Match drilled the tank attach brackets
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 10-11-2009
4.00
Made the tank attach brackets
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 10-10-2009
5.00
Set the wing incidence and sweep
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 10-03-2009
2.00
Wing rear spar drill bushes
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 09-13-2009
3.00
Wing fuselage assembly
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 09-12-2009
3.00
Prepared for wing fuselage assembly
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 08-30-2009
3.00
Installed the wheels and tires
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 08-29-2009
4.00
Installed the landing gear – continued
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 08-22-2009
5.00
Installed the landing gear
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 08-16-2009
6.00
Riveted aft upper skin
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 08-09-2009
2.00
Primed the baggage door components
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 08-08-2009
6.00
Match drilled baggage door
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 07-19-2009
6.00
Riveted the aft fuselage bulkheads
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 07-18-2009
3.00
Primed Fwd upper fuselage
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 07-12-2009
3.00
Deburred and dimpled forward upper fuselage
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 07-11-2009
4.00
Match drilled forward upper fuselage
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 07-05-2009
6.00
Assembled forward upper fuselage
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 07-04-2009
2.00
Painted aft upper fuselage
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 06-28-2009
3.00
Primed aft upper fuselage
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 06-27-2009
6.00
Deburred and dimpled aft upper fuselage
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 06-16-2009
6.00
Match drilled aft upper fuselage
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 06-13-2009
8.00
In-flight adjustable rudder pedals
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 06-07-2009
6.00
Rudder stops and cables
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 06-06-2009
4.00
Down elevator control stop
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 05-31-2009
3.00
Up elevator control stop
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 05-30-2009
6.00
Installed elevator pushrods and bellcrrank
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 05-24-2009
4.00
Primed elevator pushrods and bellcrank
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 05-24-2009
4.00
Assembled and installed Control Column
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 05-23-2009
5.00
Elevator control system
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 05-11-2009
6.00
Riveted VS attach plate and installed elevators
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 05-10-2009
0.00
Attached the vertical Stab.....Continued
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 05-09-2009
8.00
Attached the vertical Stab
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 05-03-2009
4.00
Drilled Horizontal Stab splice angle
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 05-02-2009
2.00
Drilled the elevator horns for center bearing
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 05-02-2009
4.00
Attached Horizontal Stab
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 05-01-2009
6.00
Riveted cooling ramp assembly
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 04-30-2009
6.00
Riveted fwd bottom skins
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 04-22-2009
4.00
Riveted seat floors and rear seatback
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 04-18-2009
7.00
Painted fuselage components #4
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 04-13-2009
6.00
Primed fuselage components #8
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 04-12-2009
2.00
Manual aileron trim console
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 04-10-2009
6.00
Seat ramp and RH console
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 04-05-2009
4.00
Mid cabin covers
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 04-04-2009
6.00
Seat floors #3
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 03-29-2009
5.00
Seat floors #2 - Flap actuator assembly
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 03-28-2009
6.00
Seat floors #1
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 03-22-2009
3.00
Ground adjustable rudder pedals
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 03-15-2009
3.00
Riveted the F-850-1 bottom skin
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 03-08-2009
4.00
Primed fuselage components #7
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 03-07-2009
6.00
Match drilled forward bottom skins
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 03-01-2009
8.00
Landing gear installation
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 02-28-2009
8.00
Cockpit side rails and seat back support
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 02-22-2009
2.00
Riveted aft deck and bellcrank rib
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 02-22-2009
3.00
Installed seat belt brackets & bulkhead rivets
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 02-22-2009
2.00
Completed riveting fwd side skins
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 02-15-2009
2.00
Riveted center bottom skins
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 02-14-2009
8.00
Riveted side and aft bottom skins
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 02-07-2009
4.00
Prepared rear seatback
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 02-01-2009
3.00
Prepared front seatback
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 01-31-2009
2.00
Prepared aft battery tray
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 01-30-2009
4.00
Riveted forward side skins
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 01-29-2009
2.00
Installed lower longerons and aft bottom skins
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 01-27-2009
2.00
Tail spring mount and aft bottom skin
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 01-26-2009
3.00
Installed aft side skins
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 01-25-2009
3.00
Installed F-807 bulkhead and baggage rib assembly
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 01-24-2009
3.00
Installed fwd side skins
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 01-19-2009
3.00
Fuel vent lines
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 01-18-2009
3.00
Brake lines
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 01-17-2009
6.00
Cockpit fuel lines
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 01-11-2009
3.00
Fuel pump / filter brackets and pipes
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 01-10-2009
3.00
Riveted engine mount brackets and fwd side skins
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 01-09-2009
6.00
Riveted mid side skins
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 01-08-2009
4.00
Riveted seat rib assy to Fwd fuselage
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 01-07-2009
4.00
Riveted Fwd lower longerons & mid cabin braces
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 01-03-2009
6.00
Painted fuselage components #3
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 01-02-2009
6.00
Primed fuselage components #6
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 01-01-2009
6.00
Primed fuselage components #5
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 12-31-2008
6.00
Primed fuselage components #4
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 12-30-2008
8.00
Dimpled skins and trimmed upper longerons
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 12-29-2008
8.00
Rolled and dimpled fuselage skins
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 12-28-2008
8.00
Deburred fuselage skins
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 12-26-2008
8.00
Removed Vinyl from fuselage skins
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 12-16-2008
4.00
Deburred and dimpled substructure parts
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 12-15-2008
6.00
Machine countersinking #2
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 12-14-2008
6.00
Machine countersinking #1
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 12-11-2008
8.00
Disassembled fuselage & made fuel valve bracket
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 12-10-2008
8.00
Installed the tail spring mount
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 12-09-2008
8.00
Installed front seatback support
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 12-08-2008
8.00
Drilled cockpit rails and landing gear box webs
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 11-30-2008
4.00
Match drilled the aft deck
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 11-29-2008
8.00
Match drilled mid and aft skins
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 11-23-2008
8.00
Match drilled forward side skins
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 11-22-2008
8.00
Bent and installed the upper longerons
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 11-09-2008
8.00
Added tailcone to Fwd fuselage
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 11-08-2008
8.00
Riveted tailcone bulkheads & seat belt brackets
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 11-02-2008
4.00
Primed fuselage components #3
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 11-01-2008
8.00
Tailcone bulkheads and baggage rib assy
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 10-26-2008
7.00
Tailcone bulkheads
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 10-25-2008
8.00
Mid /Fwd fuselage skins and structure
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 10-19-2008
6.00
Deburred mid fuselage components and bent skins
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 10-18-2008
7.00
Match drilled the lower longerons
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 10-12-2008
6.00
Bent the lower and auxiliary longerons
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 10-11-2008
8.00
Riveted the seat rib subassembly
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 10-05-2008
8.00
Riveted the center section
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 10-04-2008
8.00
Riveted the forward fuselage sub structure
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 09-28-2008
6.00
Painted fuselage components #2
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 09-27-2008
8.00
Primed fuselage components #2
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 09-21-2008
3.00
Match drilled forward fuselage sub structure
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 09-20-2008
4.00
Completed riveting gear towers
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 09-07-2008
3.00
Dimpled center bottom skins
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 09-06-2008
1.00
Dimpled the seat ribs
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 08-31-2008
6.00
Deburred seat rib assembly
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 08-30-2008
7.00
Match drilled seat rib assembly
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 08-24-2008
6.00
Match drilled center section
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 08-23-2008
6.00
Installed gear tower weldments
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 08-17-2008
6.00
Riveted gear towers
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 08-16-2008
6.00
Riveted the forward floor
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 08-10-2008
7.00
Riveted firewall
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 08-09-2008
3.00
Painted fuselage components #1
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 08-03-2008
6.00
Primed fuselage components #1
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 08-02-2008
6.00
Match drilled gear towers
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 07-27-2008
6.00
Match drilled Forward fuselage floor
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 07-26-2008
6.00
Deburred, dimpled and machine countersunk firewall
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 07-20-2008
6.00
Match drilled firewall
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 07-13-2008
4.00
Completed the wings
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 07-12-2008
6.00
Attached LH Flap
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 07-06-2008
2.00
Attached LH aileron
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 07-05-2008
8.00
Riveted LH wing bottom skins
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 06-29-2008
6.00
Attached RH flap
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 06-07-2008
4.00
Attached RH aileron
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 06-01-2008
8.00
Riveted RH wing bottom skins
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 05-31-2008
6.00
Installed pitot line and aileron bellcranks
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 05-24-2008
6.00
Riveted flap braces & made short aileron pushrods
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 05-18-2008
8.00
Primed wing bottom skins & rivet aileron pushrods
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 05-17-2008
6.00
Deburred and dimpled wing bottom skins
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 05-04-2008
4.00
Drilled aileron pushrods & prep bottom skins
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 05-03-2008
8.00
Installed aileron brackets & gap fairings
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 04-27-2008
5.00
Completed the RH flap
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 04-26-2008
6.00
Completed the LH flap
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 04-20-2008
6.00
Primed flap components & made cradles
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 04-19-2008
6.00
Deburred, dimpled & machine CS flap components
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 04-13-2008
3.00
Flap brackets
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 04-12-2008
6.00
Match drilled the LH & RH flaps
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 04-06-2008
6.00
Riveted aileron brackets and started flaps
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 04-05-2008
8.00
Aileron brackets, gap fairings and flap braces
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 03-30-2008
6.00
Riveted RH top wing skins
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 03-22-2008
8.00
Made a wing stand
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 03-16-2008
5.00
Riveted LH top wing skins
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 03-15-2008
7.00
Installed leading edges and tanks
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 03-09-2008
7.00
Completed ailerons
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 03-08-2008
6.00
Dimpled and primed aileron components
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 03-02-2008
8.00
Riveted spar brackets and match drilled ailerons
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 03-01-2008
5.00
Bent aileron skins & prep spar brackets
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 02-24-2008
6.00
Riveted aileron stiffeners
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 02-23-2008
7.00
Prepared aileron stiffeners and skins
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 02-09-2008
4.00
Primed main spar flanges
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 02-03-2008
6.00
Machine countersunk spars & rib to spar rivets
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 02-02-2008
4.00
Deburred and dimpled RH wing skeleton
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 01-27-2008
6.00
Riveted the leading edges
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 01-26-2008
8.00
Primed the leading edges and wing top skins
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 01-20-2008
3.00
Machine countersunk top left main spar
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 01-20-2008
5.00
Deburred and dimpled LH & RH wing top skins
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 01-19-2008
4.00
Leak tested both tanks
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 01-19-2008
4.00
Deburred and dimpled LH wing skeleton
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 01-13-2008
6.00
Installed RH tank baffle and inspection cover
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 01-12-2008
6.00
Installed LH tank baffle and inspection cover
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 01-11-2008
2.00
Prepared tank baffles and Z brackets
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 01-08-2008
3.00
Riveted LH tank outboard rib
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 01-08-2008
3.00
Fabricated RH tank fuel pick-up tube
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 01-07-2008
6.00
Installed inboard sender plates in both tanks
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 01-06-2008
3.00
Riveted RH tank outboard rib
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 01-06-2008
4.00
Riveted LH tank inboard rib
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 01-05-2008
3.00
Riveted RH tank inboard rib
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 01-05-2008
3.00
Installed vent lines in both tanks
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 01-04-2008
4.00
Finished RH tank interior ribs
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 01-03-2008
5.00
Riveted RH tank interior ribs
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 01-02-2008
3.00
Fay-sealed RH tank interior ribs
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 01-02-2008
3.00
Deburred and dimpled both leading edges
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 12-31-2007
4.00
Finished LH tank interior ribs
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 12-30-2007
6.00
Riveted LH tank interior ribs
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 12-29-2007
5.00
Fay-sealed LH tank Interior ribs
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 12-02-2007
6.00
Sealed tank end rib fittings
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 11-25-2007
7.00
Riveted right tank stiffeners, fuel cap and drain
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 11-24-2007
7.00
Riveted left tank stiffeners
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 11-18-2007
6.00
Tank end rib preperation
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 11-17-2007
8.00
Dimpled tank skins and ribs
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 11-11-2007
5.00
Scuffed the internal tank rivet lines
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 11-10-2007
8.00
Tank capacitive fuel sender plates and trap door
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 11-04-2007
5.00
RH tank access cover, fuel cap flanges & tank skin
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 11-03-2007
5.00
Match drilled RH tank stiffeners, Cap and drain
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 10-28-2007
8.00
Assembled and match drilled the RH tank
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 10-27-2007
4.00
Match drilled the RH wing leading edge
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 10-27-2007
4.00
Fitted the RH tank Z-brackets
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 10-14-2007
6.00
Assembled the RH wing leading edge
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 10-13-2007
8.00
Tank attach angles & LH access cover
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 10-07-2007
5.00
Match drilled LH tank stiffeners, Cap and drain
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 10-07-2007
0.50
Fuel cap flange alignment tool
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 10-06-2007
8.00
Match drilled LH Tank
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 09-30-2007
8.00
Assembled the LH tank
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 09-29-2007
3.00
Match drilled the LH wing leading edge
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 09-29-2007
5.00
Fitted the LH tank Z-brackets
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 09-24-2007
5.00
Assembled the LH wing leading edge
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 09-23-2007
6.00
Fitted the RH wing skins
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 09-22-2007
5.00
Fitted the LH wing skins
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 09-16-2007
6.00
Adjusted wing skeletons
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 09-15-2007
8.00
Manufactured wing jigs
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 09-09-2007
2.00
Completed riveting the wing main rib/spar assembly
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 09-08-2007
8.00
Started riveting the wing main rib/spar assembly
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 09-02-2007
6.00
Primed the wing main ribs
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 09-01-2007
7.00
Match drilled the wing main rib/spar assembly
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 08-30-2007
5.00
Fluted the wing main ribs
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 08-26-2007
8.00
Deburred the wing ribs
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 08-18-2007
8.00
Riveted the wing rear spars
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 08-12-2007
9.00
Match drilled the wing rear spars
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 08-10-2007
6.00
Made the wing tie-down brackets
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 08-09-2007
8.00
Riveted platenuts to wing spars
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 08-05-2007
6.00
Completed countersinking wing main spars
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 08-04-2007
8.00
Started countersinking wing main spars
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 07-29-2007
4.00
Completed the empennage
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 07-28-2007
4.00
Completed the LH elevator
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 07-22-2007
8.00
Built the trim tab
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 07-21-2007
2.00
Riveting the LH elevator
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 07-15-2007
8.00
Started riveting LH elevator
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 07-14-2007
4.00
Deburred and dimpled LH elevator
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 07-14-2007
3.00
Bent the left elevator tabs
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 07-08-2007
8.00
Match drilled LH elevator skeleton
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 07-07-2007
8.00
Completed the RH elevator
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 06-24-2007
4.00
Deburred and dimpled RH elevator
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 06-23-2007
8.00
Match drilled RH elevator skeleton
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 06-22-2007
3.00
Completed the rudder leading edge
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 06-17-2007
8.00
Completed riveting the rudder
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 06-16-2007
5.00
Started riveting the rudder
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 06-09-2007
8.00
Completed the horizontal stabilizer
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 06-03-2007
8.00
Riveted horizontal stabilizer skins
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 06-02-2007
8.00
Riveted horizontal stabilizer spars
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 05-27-2007
2.00
Riveted elevator stiffners
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 05-26-2007
8.00
Primed horizontal stabilizer parts
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 05-13-2007
4.00
Dimpled horizontal stabilizer parts
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 05-12-2007
4.00
Deburred horizontal stabilizer parts
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 05-06-2007
8.00
Match drilled horizontal stabilizer
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 05-05-2007
8.00
Match drilled horizontal stabilizer rear spar
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 04-29-2007
4.00
Primed elevator skins and stiffeners
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 04-29-2007
4.00
Deburred and primed rudder skeleton
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 04-28-2007
4.00
Dimpled elevator skins and stiffeners
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 04-27-2007
8.00
Bent rudder trailing edge
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 04-22-2007
4.00
Match drilled left hand elevator
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 04-21-2007
4.00
Made the 2" x 8" bending brake
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 04-15-2007
5.00
Started building elevators
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 04-14-2007
5.00
Built rudder skeleton
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 04-09-2007
4.00
Started riveting rudder
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 04-06-2007
5.00
Primed the rudder
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 04-05-2007
8.00
Made my own dimpling tool
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 04-01-2007
5.00
Started building the rudder
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 03-25-2007
8.00
Completed the vertical stabilizer
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 03-21-2007
8.00
Started riveting the vertical stabilizer
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 03-04-2007
8.00
Prepared vertical stabilizer for riveting
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 03-03-2007
8.00
Match drilled the vertical stabilizer
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