Engine Choice
[October 20, 2007]Picked up the Engine!

Firewall Forward [154 Hours]
[April 3, 2008][3.5 Hours] Made and mounted battery tray
[May 9, 2008][0.5 Hours] Installed brake resevoir; started making doubler
[May 10, 2008][5 Hours] Installed master and starter solenoid
[May 12, 2008][2 Hours] Made fuel line doubler; misc stuff
[May 18, 2008][2 Hours] Finished battery box
[May 21, 2008][3 Hours] Installed heater box and parking brake valve
[May 24, 2008][1 Hour] Misc Stuff
[May 28, 2008][2 Hours] Installed ground block and current limiter base
[June 3, 2008][4 Hours] Riveted Recess, Mounted battery tray, electrical stuff, heater bypass and brake reservoir
[June 18, 2008][3.5 Hours] Messed around with prop governor
[June 22, 2008][3 Hours] Installed prop governor and other engine fittings
[June 27, 2008][2 Hours] HUNG THE ENGINE!
[June 29, 2008][2 Hours] Installed alternator, fuel controller, inside brake lines.
[June 30, 2008][2 Hours] Hung exhaust, measured a bunch of hoses
[July 11, 2008][2 Hours] Installed Propeller, started cowl work
[July 21, 2008][2 Hours] Fit top cowl
[October 23, 2008][2.5 Hours] Fuel controller / mixture arm
[October 24, 2008][2.5 Hours] Fiberglassed mixture arm bump-out in cowl
[October 25, 2008][1 Hour] Worked on mixture arm bump-out in cowl some more
[October 29, 2008][1 Hour] Made firewall hole for mixture cable
[October 30, 2008][3 Hours] Made firewall holes for throttle and prop cables
[October 31, 2008][2 Hours] Riveted bottom of firewall, worked on camlock backing plates
[November 1, 2008][2 Hours] Installed some camlocks
[November 2, 2008][2 Hours] Installed more camlocks, fiberglass work
[November 3, 2008][2.5 Hours] Finished camlock install; Misc other stuff
[November 4, 2008][1 Hour] Cut cowl inlets for intake rings
[November 5, 2008][2 Hours] Glassed intake rings to cowl
[November 6, 2008][3 Hours] Intake ring work
[November 10, 2008][4 Hours] Started Filtered Air Box (FAB)
[November 11, 2008][4 Hours] More FAB work
[November 12, 2008][1 Hour] Modified FAB box
[November 13, 2008][2 Hours] Reshaped the top of the FAB
[November 14, 2008][2 Hours] Drilled top of FAB, started glassin' the FAB
[November 15, 2008][4 Hours] More FAB glass, glassed in air inlet ring
[November 25, 2008][1 Hour] Sanded FAB
[December 4, 2008][1.5 Hours] Layed up some more fiberglass on the FAB
[December 5, 2008][1.5 Hours] Sanded and sanded and sanded the FAB
[December 11, 2008][3 Hours] Installed filter bypass on FAB
[December 12, 2008][3 Hours] Heat muff and exhaust hangers
[December 13, 2008][3 Hours] Finished exhaust, frabricated top cowl hinge latch
[December 16, 2008][2 Hours] Finished FAB!
[December 17, 2008][3 Hours] In-Fuselage cowl hinge insertion
[December 19, 2008][1 Hour] Started transducer manifold.
[December 20, 2008][2 Hours] Ran brake lines
[December 24, 2008][3 Hours] Breather tube; Fuel pump vent
[December 27, 2008][4 Hours] Fuel line and control cable routing
[December 29, 2008][1 Hour] Secured bottom of breather tube
[January 8, 2009][1.25 Hours] Added adel clamp to in-cowl pin tubes
[January 9, 2009][2 Hours] Installed fuel pressure, oil pressure and manifold pressure hoses
[January 16, 2009]Got the right fuel line!
[February 4, 2009][0.25 Hours] Attached oil and manifold pressure lines to firewall
[February 8, 2009][2 Hours] Installed firewall pass-thru's
[March 25, 2009][2 Hours] Mounted EMAG
[April 6, 2009][1.5 Hours] Installed oil temp sensor and CHT probes
[April 7, 2009][2 Hours] Installed oil cooler hoses onto engine
[April 16, 2009][10 Hours] EGT probes, Oil cooler hoses, fuel hose, EMAG wires
[April 29, 2009][2 Hours] Started wiring P-LEAD for left magneto
[April 30, 2009][2 Hours] Finisghed wiring p-lead; put connector on oil temp sensor
[June 5, 2009][8 Hours] Mounted baffles, mounted oil cooler; ran mag wires
[June 6, 2009][2 Hours] EGT/CHT connectors, holes in exhaust
[June 8, 2009][2 Hours] Dressed up EGT/CHT probe wire started bottom baffle rods
[June 16, 2009][4 Hours] Fabricated GPS antenna tray
[June 17, 2009][1.5 Hours] Mounted GPS tray
[September 14, 2009][1.5 Hours] Installed EMAG/Top spark plug terminated wires

Cowling [72.5 Hours]
[July 22, 2008][2.5 Hours] Trimmed aft of top cowling, drilled top hinge
[July 23, 2008][2 Hours] Worked on final fitting of top cowl
[July 25, 2008][2 Hours] Drilled top cowling to hinge
[July 27, 2008][1 Hour] Started fitting bottom cowl
[August 12, 2008][2.5 Hours] More work on bottom cowl
[August 13, 2008][3 Hours] Bottom cowl trimming
[August 15, 2008][2.5 Hours] Even more bottom cowl work,,,
[August 16, 2008][7 Hours] Finished mounting bottom cowl!
[August 20, 2008][2 Hours] Cut oil door
[August 25, 2008][2.5 Hours] Made metal oil door
[August 26, 2008][2 Hours] Bevelled firewall hinge
[August 29, 2008][2.5 Hours] Installed hinges for oil door
[September 13, 2008][6 Hours] Finished oil door, Cowl work, Installed belly antennas
[September 14, 2008][4 Hours] Worked on front cowl
[September 16, 2008][3 Hours] Filled gear leg gaps
[October 20, 2008][1 Hour] Finished off bottom cowl camlock backing strips
[October 21, 2008][1 Hour] Worked on interference with mixture arm
[December 5, 2008][0.25 Hours] Vent tube interference with subpanel
[April 6, 2009][2 Hours] Fixed side hinge binding
[May 4, 2009][1 Hour] Filled in some space between the hinge and cowl
[May 5, 2009][2 Hours] Prepping cowl for hinges to be riveted
[May 11, 2009][3.5 Hours] Riveted hinges to cowl
[May 12, 2009][2.5 Hours] Started sealing bottom cowl
[May 14, 2009][2 Hours] Sanded bottom cowl
[May 20, 2009][0.5 Hours] More bottom cowl sealing work
[May 25, 2009][6 Hours] Lots of odds and ends.
[May 26, 2009][3 Hours] More sanding of the bottom cowl - started sealing top cowl
[June 2, 2009][2 Hours] More top cowl sealing
[June 16, 2009][0.25 Hours] Painted top cowl
[June 17, 2009][1 Hour] Installed oil door

Baffles [63.5 Hours]
[November 5, 2008][1 Hour] Started Baffles
[November 9, 2008][3.5 Hours] Deburred Baffles
[November 10, 2008][1 Hour] Finished deburring baffles
[November 15, 2008][1.5 Hours] Worked on more baffle assembly
[November 21, 2008][2.5 Hours] Started fitting baffles to engine
[November 23, 2008][1 Hour] Fitting aft baffles
[November 24, 2008][3 Hours] Fitted side and front baffles
[November 25, 2008][1.5 Hours] Made some inlet fiberglass adapters
[November 28, 2008][2 Hours] Messed around with inlet adapters
[November 29, 2008][3.5 Hours] Started fitting inlet adapters to baffles
[November 30, 2008][7 Hours] Got the intake adapter to work. Trimmed baffles
[December 1, 2008][3.5 Hours] Made baffle for above right intake; started left intake
[February 2, 2009][2 Hours] Worked on fitting plenum
[February 3, 2009][1 Hour] Figured out plenum fit
[February 9, 2009][2.5 Hours] Temporarily attached the plenum to the baffles.
[February 12, 2009][3 Hours] Fiberglassed extension onto rear of plenum
[February 13, 2009]Plenum Fiberglass bumpout finished
[February 16, 2009][0.5 Hours] Made plenum screw alignment tool
[February 17, 2009][1.5 Hours] Drilled plenum sides to baffles
[February 20, 2009][1.5 Hours] Modified front left plenum intake
[February 22, 2009][2 Hours] Drilled oil cooler doubler to rear baffle
[February 23, 2009][3.5 Hours] Glassed front left intake
[March 26, 2009][3 Hours] Worked on right rear baffles
[March 29, 2009][2 Hours] Riveted together left rear baffle Oil cooler work
[April 1, 2009][3 Hours] Glassed right intake
[April 6, 2009][1 Hour] Glassed front right intake
[April 16, 2009][2 Hours] Added some filler to the plenum
[April 30, 2009][1.5 Hours] Fixed problem with oil cooler baffle interference
[May 4, 2009][1 Hour] Cut hole for left spark plug wire passthrough
[June 10, 2009][1.5 Hours] Finished Baffles


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