Fuselage Kit Order
[December 26, 2006]Ordered Fuselage
[December 27, 2006]Confirmed order
[January 5, 2007]Received fuselage order confirmation
[March 1, 2007]Fuselage shipped
[March 12, 2007]Fuselage Arrived

Fuselage Inventory [8.5 Hours]
[April 1, 2007][0.5 Hours] Started Inventory
[April 2, 2007][3.5 Hours] More Inventory
[April 3, 2007][3 Hours] Even More Inventory
[April 4, 2007][1.5 Hours] Finished Inventory

Firewall [11.3 Hours]
[April 7, 2007][0.25 Hours] Found firewall parts
[April 9, 2007][0.25 Hours] Started fabricating F-601J angle
[April 10, 2007][1 Hour] Finished fabricating F-601J angle.
[April 11, 2007][1 Hour] Misc firewall prep stuff
[April 12, 2007][1 Hour] More firewall drilling
[April 13, 2007][3 Hours] Prepped firewall parts
[April 14, 2007][1 Hour] Primed firewall parts
[April 15, 2007][0.5 Hours] Deburred Firewall
[April 16, 2007][3 Hours] Started riveting firewall
[April 17, 2007][0.25 Hours] Finished Firewall

Bulkheads [40.5 Hours]
[April 7, 2007][1 Hour] Fluted bulkheads
[April 17, 2007][2.5 Hours] Started center section, aka F-704 bulkhead
[April 18, 2007][2.5 Hours] More center section work
[April 19, 2007][2 Hours] Finished F-704 bulkhead prep, started F-705 bulkhead
[April 20, 2007][4 Hours] More work on the F-705 bulkhead
[April 21, 2007][3 Hours] F-705 seatback parts
[April 22, 2007][2 Hours] More f-705 work
[April 23, 2007][2.5 Hours] Finished F-705 prep, started F-706 bulkhead
[April 24, 2007][2 Hours] Finished F-706, 707 and 708 bulkheads
[April 25, 2007][2 Hours] Finished F-709, 710 bullheads, started F-711
[April 26, 2007][0.5 Hours] Finished bulkhead prep
[April 27, 2007][5 Hours] Started deburring bulkhead parts
[April 28, 2007][2 Hours] Finished deburring bulkheads
[April 29, 2007][3.5 Hours] primed bulkheads
[April 30, 2007][0.25 Hours] Started riveting bulkheads
[May 1, 2007]Ordered autopilot pitch servo bracket
[May 2, 2007][2.5 Hours] Interior Color R&D, bulkhead riveting
[May 4, 2007][0.25 Hours] Riveted F-712 bulkhead
[May 5, 2007][3 Hours] Finished riveting bulkheads

Longerons [13.5 Hours]
[May 7, 2007][2.5 Hours] Cut longerons
[May 9, 2007][2 Hours] Started bending longeron
[May 10, 2007][2 Hours] More longeron bending
[May 11, 2007][2.5 Hours] Finished long shallow bend, drilled aft canopy deck, started downward bend
[May 12, 2007][3 Hours] Finished bending longerons, cut j-stiffeners
[May 13, 2007][1.5 Hours] Finished j-stiffener cuts

Aft Fuselage [31.8 Hours]
[May 14, 2007][3 Hours] Started aft fuselage
[May 15, 2007][2.5 Hours] Started clecoing aft fuselage.
[May 16, 2007][3 Hours] Finished clecoing aft fuselage
[May 18, 2007][0.25 Hours] Leveled out aft fuselage
[May 21, 2007][2.5 Hours] Backdrilled j-stiffeners
[May 22, 2007][0.5 Hours] More match drilling
[May 23, 2007][1 Hour] Finished drilling aft fuselage
[May 30, 2007][2 Hours] Final drilled tailwheel bracket; Pitch servo installation
[May 31, 2007][1.5 Hours] Edge deburring
[June 1, 2007][3 Hours] Finished deburring
[June 2, 2007][8 Hours] Primed, dimpled and reassembled aft fuse
[June 14, 2007][4.5 Hours] Riveted aft fuselage

Center Fuselage [52.3 Hours]
[June 4, 2007][0.5 Hours] Fabricated F-916C spacers
[June 5, 2007][3 Hours] F-715/716 rib work
[June 6, 2007][2.5 Hours] Clecoed together center fuselage
[June 7, 2007][0.5 Hours] Finished drilling bottom skin, started F-623 side rib
[June 8, 2007][4 Hours] More center section work
[June 12, 2007][2 Hours] Crotch strap bracket
[June 15, 2007][2 Hours] Center section prep.
[June 16, 2007][2 Hours] Wrapped up center section prep
[June 18, 2007][2.5 Hours] Started deburring
[June 19, 2007][2 Hours] Finished deburring
[June 21, 2007][1 Hour] Prepped parts for priming
[June 22, 2007][3.5 Hours] Primed center section
[June 24, 2007][5 Hours] Riveted center section skeleton
[June 25, 2007][1 Hour] Clecoed skin back on
[June 26, 2007][3 Hours] Started riveting center section skin.
[June 27, 2007][2.5 Hours] Finished riveting center section
[June 28, 2007][1.5 Hours] drilled floors, F-715 rib
[June 29, 2007][4 Hours] Joined center section to aft fuselage
[June 30, 2007][6 Hours] Side Skins
[July 1, 2007][1 Hour] Worked on longeron fit on aft fuselage
[July 3, 2007][0.75 Hours] Started drilling longeron to aft fuselage
[July 4, 2007][2 Hours] More longeron drilling

Forward Fuselage [49.5 Hours]
[July 5, 2007][4 Hours] Finished drilling longerons, mounted firewall
[July 6, 2007][10 Hours] Drilled firewall, aux longeron, stiffeners, fabbed lower longerons
[July 7, 2007][2 Hours] Futzed around with the lower longerons
[July 8, 2007][0.5 Hours] Fabricated F-684 corner brace
[July 9, 2007]Lower Longeron answer fron Vans
[July 11, 2007][2 Hours] Drilled right lower longeron to engine bracket, attached corner brace
[July 12, 2007][1 Hour] Finished right corner brace, Gear attach web fitting
[July 13, 2007][2 Hours] Drilled gear attach web, started tank attach hardware fabrication
[July 14, 2007][0.5 Hours] Fabricated F-796B angle
[July 16, 2007][2 Hours] Drilled tank attach interior brackets, started brakes
[July 17, 2007][1 Hour] Assembled brake pedals
[July 18, 2007][2 Hours] Assembled and mounted brake pedals
[July 19, 2007][3 Hours] Finished mounting brake pedals, got parts
[July 20, 2007][1.5 Hours] Misc forward firewall work.
[July 25, 2007][3 Hours] remade left lower longeron
[July 26, 2007][1 Hour] Left gear attach web
[July 27, 2007][7 Hours] Attached rudder pedals; installed floor stiffeners
[July 30, 2007][1.5 Hours] Finished floor stiffeners, installed baggage ribs
[August 2, 2007][2.5 Hours] Fixing F-724 fit against F-623
[August 3, 2007][3 Hours] Last work on fuselage before disassembly

Forward Fuse Prep [51.5 Hours]
[August 4, 2007][1 Hour] Disassembled fuselage
[August 6, 2007][1 Hour] Took center section off
[August 7, 2007][2 Hours] Deburred side skins
[August 8, 2007][2.5 Hours] Deburred parts
[August 9, 2007][1 Hour] More deburring
[August 10, 2007][4 Hours] Finished deburring
[August 11, 2007][1.5 Hours] Started countersinking longeron
[August 13, 2007][2 Hours] Countersinking Mania!
[August 16, 2007][4 Hours] More prep work
[August 17, 2007][4 Hours] Reinforced armrests, priming prep
[August 18, 2007][8 Hours] Primed fuse parts; played with JetFlex
[August 19, 2007][2 Hours] Side skin deburring
[August 20, 2007][2.5 Hours] Deburring and dimpling
[August 21, 2007][1.5 Hours] Dimpling
[August 22, 2007][1 Hour] Misc prep work
[August 23, 2007][1 Hour] Paint Prep
[August 28, 2007][2 Hours] Started painting interior
[August 30, 2007][2.5 Hours] More interior painting
[September 4, 2007][3 Hours] More Painting
[September 5, 2007][2.5 Hours] Firewall Sealant/More Painting
[September 6, 2007][2.5 Hours] FINISHED INTERIOR PAINTING!!!

Forward Fuse Assembly [21 Hours]
[September 9, 2007][6 Hours] Started fuse assembly
[September 10, 2007][2.5 Hours] Made fuse stand
[September 11, 2007][2.5 Hours] Started riveting
[September 12, 2007][3.5 Hours] Riveted aft of F-704 bulkhead
[September 13, 2007][2 Hours] Sealed firewall to side/bottom skins
[September 14, 2007][2.5 Hours] Riveted forward of the F-704 bulkhead
[September 18, 2007][0.5 Hours] Misc assembly
[October 9, 2007][1.5 Hours] Flipped the canoe!

Aft Deck and Top Skins [24.5 Hours]
[October 11, 2007][3 Hours] Drilled aft deck
[October 13, 2007][4 Hours] Gussets and Braces
[October 14, 2007][3 Hours] Front brace
[October 15, 2007][3 Hours] Seat belt anchor, riveted F-728, deburred
[October 16, 2007][4 Hours] Primed parts, riveted aft deck & elevator bellcrank
[October 22, 2007][3 Hours] Fit elevator bellcrank, started top skin.
[October 23, 2007][3.5 Hours] Finished top skins
[October 25, 2007][1 Hour] Riveted aft bulkhead gusset plates

Fuselage Cabin Area [85.5 Hours]
[October 25, 2007][2.5 Hours] Drilled forward canopy deck; work in baggage area
[October 26, 2007][2.5 Hours] Rear baggage bulkhead skin
[October 27, 2007][3 Hours] Installed nutplates for rear baggage skin
[October 28, 2007][1.5 Hours] Made seatbelt wear blocks
[October 29, 2007][2.5 Hours] Cut holes in baggage floor
[October 30, 2007][1.5 Hours] Drilled holes for conduit under baggage floors
[November 1, 2007][2 Hours] Made conduit brackets
[November 2, 2007][3.5 Hours] Finished baggage floor conduit; prepped parts
[November 3, 2007][2 Hours] Primed and painted parts
[November 4, 2007][1 Hour] Installed side panels
[November 5, 2007][4 Hours] Installed baggage floors
[November 6, 2007][3.5 Hours] Aft seat floors
[November 7, 2007][2.5 Hours] Started seat backs
[November 8, 2007][3 Hours] More seatback work
[November 9, 2007][3 Hours] Finished seatback fabrication; started tunnel cover
[November 10, 2007][3 Hours] Finished tunnel cover; started forward covers
[November 12, 2007][4 Hours] Forward Covers
[November 13, 2007][3.5 Hours] Finished cover fabrication; started flap system
[November 14, 2007][3 Hours] Work on flap system
[November 15, 2007][2 Hours] Finished flap system
[November 16, 2007][2 Hours] Prep work
[November 17, 2007][1 Hour] Quick Deburring
[November 19, 2007][3 Hours] More deburring
[November 20, 2007][4 Hours] Even more parts prep
[November 24, 2007][3 Hours] Final prep before paint
[November 25, 2007][4 Hours] Painted parts
[November 27, 2007][3 Hours] Misc assembly; Prepping top aft skins
[November 28, 2007][2.5 Hours] Misc Stuff
[November 29, 2007][2 Hours] Made stick boot rings
[December 2, 2007][3 Hours] Pushrods
[December 4, 2007][2 Hours] Finished flap pushrods
[December 18, 2007][2.5 Hours] Finished seat backs

Canopy Frame [27 Hours]
[December 5, 2007][2 Hours] Drilled static ports, started Canopy Frame
[December 7, 2007][2.5 Hours] Canopy frame prep
[December 8, 2007][8 Hours] Drilled canopy frame
[December 12, 2007][5 Hours] Prepped and primed
[December 13, 2007][1 Hour] Assembled frame
[December 15, 2007][3.5 Hours] Attached frame to fuse
[December 16, 2007][3.5 Hours] Finished up canopy frame fabrication
[December 17, 2007][1.5 Hours] Made cover for channel

Front Deck [26.5 Hours]
[December 19, 2007][2 Hours] Worked on angles
[December 20, 2007][2.5 Hours] Fit angle to the back of panel
[December 26, 2007][1.5 Hours] Worked on subpanel parts
[January 25, 2008][1.5 Hours] Fit hat section on center subpanel
[January 26, 2008][4 Hours] Attached subpanel to fuselage
[January 28, 2008][2 Hours] Finished up subpanel drilling..onto deburring
[January 29, 2008][3.5 Hours] Deburred subpanel parts
[January 30, 2008][3 Hours] Dimpled and started assembly
[February 16, 2009][4 Hours] Painted subpanel
[February 17, 2009][2.5 Hours] Riveted subpanel

Wing Mating [51 Hours]
[February 26, 2008][3 Hours] Started prep for wing mating
[February 28, 2008][1 Hour] More wing mating prep
[March 1, 2008][4 Hours] Mated the wings!
[March 2, 2008][3 Hours] Trimmed rear spar fork
[March 3, 2008][4.5 Hours] Drilled rear spar to fuselage.
[March 4, 2008][3.5 Hours] Attached forward tank bracket; mounted control surfaces.
[March 5, 2008][3 Hours] Left flap work
[March 6, 2008][2 Hours] Finished setting flaps.
[March 8, 2008][5 Hours] Rigged ailerons; wing root farings.
[March 9, 2008][3.5 Hours] Interior vent lines run
[March 10, 2008][4 Hours] Finished tubing; worked on misc wing issues
[March 11, 2008][3.5 Hours] Aileron stops; Started aileron trim system
[March 12, 2008][1 Hour] Aileron trim
[March 13, 2008][2 Hours] Finished aileron trim
[March 15, 2008][8 Hours] Un-mated wings; misc wing/fuse work

Tail Surface Mounting [22 Hours]
[March 17, 2008][2 Hours] Elevator work
[March 18, 2008][2 Hours] Drilled elevator hinge
[March 19, 2008][4 Hours] Mounted horizontal stabilizer, started vertical stabilizer mounting
[March 20, 2008][3 Hours] Set vertical stabilizer
[March 21, 2008][5 Hours] Finished mounting vertical stabilizer and rudder
[March 22, 2008][6 Hours] Fixed right elevator - finished tail mounting

Misc Fuselage [29.5 Hours]
[May 24, 2008][10 Hours] Tons of little tasks
[May 27, 2008][2 Hours] Attached NACA ducts; made aft fuselage conduit supports
[June 4, 2008][4 Hours] Riveted aft top skins
[June 10, 2008][2.5 Hours] Riveted F-705 bulkhead and canopy decks
[June 11, 2008][2 Hours] Installed F-704 covers, prepped fuse for paint
[June 12, 2008][3 Hours] Painted fuselage
[June 17, 2008][3 Hours] Painted Rudder weldment, misc stuff
[June 23, 2008][1.5 Hours] Rudder Fairings
[June 24, 2008][1.5 Hours] Finished rudder fairings


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