Wing Kit Order
[December 28, 2005]Ordered Wings!
[December 29, 2005]Verfied Order
[December 30, 2005]Van's new pricing
[January 14, 2006]Received wing order confirmation
[March 17, 2006]Wings Shipped!
[March 25, 2006]Received Wings

Wing Kit Inventory [8 Hours]
[September 2, 2006][3 Hours] Started inventory of wings
[September 4, 2006][1 Hour] More Inventory
[September 12, 2006][2 Hours] Started inventory on the hardware
[September 13, 2006][2 Hours] Finished Inventory

Spars [29.5 Hours]
[September 14, 2006][1 Hour] Inspected main spars
[September 15, 2006][0.5 Hours] Marked spars
[September 16, 2006][1 Hour] Started work on spar nutplates
[September 17, 2006][2 Hours] Countersunk spar for all nutplate rivets
[September 18, 2006][2 Hours] Installed fuel tank nutplates
[October 12, 2006][1 Hour] Finished fuel tank nutplates
[October 13, 2006][0.5 Hours] Redid some countersinks
[October 13, 2006][4 Hours] Finished nutplating/countersinking spars, started tie down brackets
[October 14, 2006][0.5 Hours] Tie down bracket fabrication
[October 16, 2006][2 Hours] Right tie down bracket
[October 17, 2006][3 Hours] Finished tie down bracket, started rear spar
[October 18, 2006][0.5 Hours] Prep to cut rear spars
[October 19, 2006][1 Hour] Trimmed rear spars
[October 22, 2006][3 Hours] Finished doublers.
[October 23, 2006][2 Hours] Prep parts for priming
[October 25, 2006][0.5 Hours] More rear spar priming prep
[October 26, 2006][2 Hours] Primed spar components
[October 27, 2006][3 Hours] Finished front and rear spars

Wing [190.5 Hours]
[October 28, 2006][3 Hours] Started rib deburring
[October 30, 2006][0.5 Hours] More deburring
[October 31, 2006][2 Hours] More deburring
[November 1, 2006][3 Hours] Finished deburring ribs
[November 2, 2006][1.5 Hours] Rib prep
[November 3, 2006][2.5 Hours] Finished flanging ribs, started fluting 'em
[November 4, 2006][2.5 Hours] Finished rib prep, started assembly
[November 5, 2006][2.5 Hours] Match drilling ribs
[November 6, 2006][1.5 Hours] Conduit Holes
[November 7, 2006][0.75 Hours] Finished conduit holes
[November 8, 2006]Wing wiring ideas
[November 9, 2006][3 Hours] Prepping ribs for priming
[November 10, 2006][4 Hours] Primed ribs
[November 12, 2006]Wing jig construction
[November 13, 2006]More work on the wing jig
[November 15, 2006]Finished wing jig
[November 17, 2006][7 Hours] Riveted main ribs to spars
[November 18, 2006]Garage is COLD...BRRRR
[November 19, 2006][1 Hour] Wings got jacked; Marked wing walk doublers
[November 20, 2006][3 Hours] Match drilled left wing walk doubler, clecoed top left skin on, and more brackets
[November 21, 2006][3 Hours] Match drilled left top skins, clecoed right skin on
[November 22, 2006][1 Hour] Finished brackets for right wing
[November 24, 2006][0.5 Hours] Detwisted right wing, clecoed on left wing bottom skin
[November 25, 2006]More right wing leveling
[November 26, 2006][3 Hours] Match drilled rest of wing skins
[November 27, 2006][3 Hours] Right leading edge
[November 28, 2006][3.5 Hours] Leading edge work
[November 29, 2006][2 Hours] Finished prep work on leading edges
[December 28, 2006][4 Hours] Deburred Leading edge
[December 29, 2006][3 Hours] Deburred left LE and prepped all LE for priming
[December 30, 2006][4 Hours] Primed and dimpled leading edge parts
[January 12, 2007][0.5 Hours] Prepped inboard leading edge rib and joiner
[January 13, 2007][2 Hours] Riveted nutplates to joiner; clecoed LE
[January 20, 2007][1 Hour] Started riveting right leading edge
[January 22, 2007][2.5 Hours] FINISHED LEADING EDGES
[January 24, 2007][2.5 Hours] Pitot tube mount
[January 26, 2007][3 Hours] Started top skin prep - scarf joint
[January 27, 2007][6.5 Hours] More skin prep - primed skins.
[January 29, 2007][2 Hours] Finished deburring skeleton; fixed access plate countersink
[January 30, 2007][1.75 Hours] Countersunk right spar
[January 31, 2007][0.75 Hours] More spar countersinking
[February 1, 2007][1 Hour] Finished spar countersinking, started dimpling ribs
[February 5, 2007][1 Hour] Finished rib dimpling.
[February 6, 2007][3 Hours] Finished spar/rib prep
[February 7, 2007][1.25 Hours] Started riveting on right leading edge
[February 8, 2007][2 Hours] Installed right leading edge, Test fit right tank
[February 9, 2007][2.5 Hours] Right skins edge finishing and dimpling
[February 10, 2007][6 Hours] Started riveting on right top skin; left leading edge
[February 11, 2007][3 Hours] Prepped left top skins
[February 13, 2007][1 Hour] Worked on right tank fitting
[February 14, 2007][2.5 Hours] Finished fitting tanks
[February 15, 2007][1 Hour] Tried to level left wing
[February 16, 2007][4 Hours] Finished right wing top skin; fixed left wing twist
[February 17, 2007]Built wing cradle
[February 18, 2007][1 Hour] Leveled/detwisted left wing
[February 19, 2007][5.5 Hours] Finished left wing top skin
[February 23, 2007]Removed wing jig
[February 24, 2007][2 Hours] Started aileron brackets
[February 25, 2007][2.5 Hours] Aileron bracket/brace, flap brace drilling and deburring
[February 27, 2007][2 Hours] Deburred brackets and braces
[February 28, 2007][2.5 Hours] Prepped and primed brackets and braces
[March 1, 2007][2 Hours] Riveted aileron brackets
[March 2, 2007][2 Hours] Rivets aileron brace; Bottom skin pitot cutout
[March 3, 2007][4 Hours] Deburred bottom skins
[March 12, 2007]Wings Inspected
[March 27, 2007][3 Hours] Started pushrods
[March 28, 2007][3 Hours] Pushrod work
[March 29, 2007][1.5 Hours] Prepped pushrods and bottom skins for priming
[March 30, 2007][4 Hours] Primed bottom skins; finished pushrods
[March 31, 2007][4 Hours] Dimpled bottom skins
[April 5, 2007][2 Hours] Drilled and countersunk flap brace
[April 6, 2007][2 Hours] Riveted flap brace, prosealed conduit
[April 9, 2007][1.5 Hours] Started riveting right bottom inboard skin
[April 10, 2007][2.5 Hours] Finished bottom right inboard skin, started outboard
[April 11, 2007][2.5 Hours] Finished right wing!
[April 20, 2007]Heated pitot tube arrived
[April 26, 2007][0.5 Hours] Heated pitot testing
[April 28, 2007][0.5 Hours] Pitot tube routing research
[April 30, 2007][2 Hours] Started left bottom inboard skin
[May 2, 2007][2 Hours] Finished riveting left bottom inboard skin
[May 3, 2007][2 Hours] Working on bellcrank bushings and pitot tube routing
[May 4, 2007][2 Hours] Finished pitot tube installation tasks
[June 13, 2007][2.5 Hours] Finished riveting left bottom skins
[June 20, 2007][1 Hour] Installed left aileron bellcrank
[June 21, 2007][1.5 Hours] Installed left aileron
[September 18, 2007][6 Hours] Aligned left aileron; mounted flap
[October 9, 2007][4 Hours] Mounted right flap/Aileron - FINISHED WINGS!
[March 17, 2008][1.5 Hours] Installed nutplates for inspection panels

Fuel Tanks [114.3 Hours]
[November 30, 2006][2 Hours] Started right wing Z brackets
[December 1, 2006][8 Hours] Finished right z-brackets. Got right tank on.
[December 2, 2006][3 Hours] Right tank match drilling. Worked on angle attachment
[December 5, 2006][2 Hours] Left tank Z-brackets
[December 7, 2006]New drill press
[December 8, 2006][1 Hour] More left z-bracket work
[December 9, 2006][1 Hour] Finished left z-brackets
[December 10, 2006][3 Hours] Left tank work
[December 11, 2006][2.5 Hours] Left tank match drilling, started angle attatchment
[December 12, 2006][2 Hours] Misc tank work
[December 13, 2006][1.75 Hours] Finished Stiffeners, started capacitive fuel sensor
[December 16, 2006][3 Hours] Capacitive senders, access hole
[December 17, 2006][4 Hours] Anti-rotation bracket, access panel work
[December 18, 2006][2 Hours] Fuel cap / Drain drilling
[December 21, 2006][0.25 Hours] Finished tank prep
[December 22, 2006][4 Hours] Deburred Tank Parts
[December 23, 2006][5 Hours] Skin Prep
[December 26, 2006][2 Hours] Final preps before sealing
[December 27, 2006][5 Hours] Riveted stiffeners for both tanks
[December 28, 2006][3 Hours] Riveted gas cap and fuel drain
[December 29, 2006][1.5 Hours] Deburred baffels, prepped z-brackets for priming
[December 30, 2006][3.5 Hours] Primed z-brackets, cleaned parts, riveted my first rib
[January 2, 2007][3.5 Hours] Riveted two more ribs on right tank
[January 3, 2007][2.5 Hours] Another interior rib down on the right tank.
[January 4, 2007][2.75 Hours] Riveted last interior rib on right tank. Prepped left tank
[January 5, 2007][5.25 Hours] Riveted 3 interior ribs on left tank
[January 6, 2007][8.5 Hours] Finished left tank interior ribs. Misc work on right tank.
[January 7, 2007][3 Hours] Misc work on left tank. Resealed iffy spots.
[January 8, 2007][1 Hour] Misc tank prep
[January 9, 2007][5 Hours] Sealed inboard and outboard ribs on right tank
[January 10, 2007][2 Hours] Right tank capacitive fuel sender
[January 11, 2007][1.5 Hours] Access Panels; finished capacitive sender on right tank
[January 12, 2007][2.5 Hours] Riveted left inboard rib
[January 13, 2007][2 Hours] Riveted left outboard rib.
[January 14, 2007][1.5 Hours] Final prep before closing right tank
[January 15, 2007][1 Hour] More prep on right tank
[January 16, 2007][4 Hours] Installed right baffle
[January 17, 2007][3 Hours] Finished right tank! Finished capacitive sender in left tank.
[January 18, 2007][1.5 Hours] Leak tested right tank; Prep work on left
[January 20, 2007][3.5 Hours] Installed left baffle
[January 24, 2007][0.5 Hours] Finished left tank!
[January 25, 2007][0.25 Hours] Started leak test on left tank
[January 27, 2007]Finished Fuel Tanks!

Ailerons [33.5 Hours]
[March 3, 2007][0.5 Hours] Aileron Stiffeners
[March 4, 2007][4 Hours] Finished fabricating stiffeners, deburred skins
[March 5, 2007][3 Hours] Primed stiffeners and skins
[March 6, 2007][4 Hours] Riveted stiffeners
[March 7, 2007][2 Hours] Assembled left aileron
[March 9, 2007][6 Hours] Assembled right aileron; counterweight prep
[March 10, 2007][6 Hours] Prep for priming
[March 11, 2007][6 Hours] Primed; started assembly
[March 13, 2007][2 Hours] Finished Ailerons

Flaps [29 Hours]
[March 13, 2007][2 Hours] Prepped skeleton; clecoed on bottom ski
[March 14, 2007][2.5 Hours] Shims, Skins and Hinges
[March 15, 2007][1.5 Hours] Fabricated Angle, match drilled top skin
[March 19, 2007][3 Hours] Bent FL-706B, lots of drilling and countersinking
[March 20, 2007][2.5 Hours] Deburred flap parts
[March 21, 2007][2 Hours] Prepped parts for priming.
[March 22, 2007][1.5 Hours] Primed parts
[March 23, 2007][2.5 Hours] Started flap assembly
[March 24, 2007][5 Hours] Left flap assembly
[March 25, 2007][3 Hours] Finished left flap
[March 26, 2007][3.5 Hours] Finished right flap!

Wingtips [15 Hours]
[March 29, 2008][6 Hours] Started left wingtip
[March 30, 2008][7 Hours] Completed right wingtip, started lens
[April 2, 2008][2 Hours] Finished lenses


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