Log Entries

Project Location: TX US

Entry Date Summary Description
Entry Date Summary Description
2005-03-06 Drawings Sorting and Inventoring Drawings and Details. 3 hole punched and setup in a binder.
2005-03-06 Build Table Build Table Design and Drawings. Designed Tables and did 3 view drawings in CAD.
2005-03-20 Build Table #1 Building Table #1
2005-03-21 Build Table #2 Building Table #2.
2005-03-25 Horiz. Stab Parts Prep for Horizontal Stabilizer Build.
2005-03-26 Horiz. Stab. Preparing parts and Jigging for H-Stab Build.
2005-03-27 Horiz. Stab Preparing Parts for Horizontal Stab Construction.
2005-03-27 Rudder Assembly Attachements Rudder Assembly Attachements
2005-03-27 Fuselage Worked on lengthening and Replacing Cross Braces as needed. Walt came out and worked on this with me.
2005-03-27 Fuselage - Repairs Walt and I spent 2 hours working on lengthening and repairing Cross braces on the fuselage and longerons.
2005-03-28 Repairs Repairs and corrections to Horiz. Stabilizer structural Gussets.
2005-04-03 Re-Building Horizontal Stabilizer After further looking at the drawing and other build photos. I realized I did not make my horizontal stabilzer correctly. So I spent some time re-building the entire Horiz. Stabilizer.
2005-04-10 THE HORIZONTAL STABILIZER & STRUTS April 10, 2005

The Horizontal Stabilizer was built not once but twice. Luckily I was able to receive some build photos from another D-VI build from a friend online to help with fixing and correcting my errors on the first build. Here are my build photos of the Horizontal Stabilizer as it was being rebuilt and the final attachment and the installation of the Horizontal Stabilizer Struts.

2005-04-10 Horizontal Stablizer and Struts April 10, 2005

The Horizontal Stabilizer was built not once but twice. Luckily I was able to receive some build photos from another D-VI build from a friend online to help with fixing and correcting my errors on the first build. Here are my build photos of the Horizontal Stabilizer as it was being rebuilt and the final attachment and the installation of the Horizontal Stabilizer Struts.
2005-04-22 Horizontal Stabilizer Pics Construction and Jigging
2005-04-30 More Pics More H-Stab pics
2005-05-07 Elevator Constructing Elevator
2005-05-08 Elevator Elevator Construction
2005-05-15 Elevator and Controls Install and Rig Elevator and Controls
2005-05-23 Elevator
2005-06-25 Elevator Completed the new Elevator, Installed, and elevator brackets and struts completed and installed.
2005-06-26 Elevator More Elevator Rigging and Installation.
2005-07-02 Controls Build and Installed the Control Assembly for the Elevator and Aileron Controls.
2005-07-04 Rudder Pedals Installed and Assembled Rudder Pedals.
2005-07-05 Elevator Build Build
2005-07-09 Rudder Pedals Rudder Pedal Construction and Foot Floor Pans
2005-08-07 Tailwheel Assebly Assembled Tailwheel and Installed.
2005-09-17 Turtle Deck Turtle Deck Fabrication and Assembly
2005-09-24 Turtle Deck Turtle Deck Fabrication and Assembly.
2005-10-01 Turtle Deck Turtle Deck Fabrication and Assebly
2005-10-09 Turtle Deck Final Turtle Deck Assembly and Installation.
2005-11-05 Top Wing Spars Top Wing Spar Drilling and Spacing.
2005-11-06 Top Wing Spars Top Wing Spar Driling, Fabrication and Spacing.
2005-12-10 Wing Construction and Fabrication Wing Construction and Fabrication
2005-12-27 Wing Construction and Fabrication Wing Construction and Fabrication
2005-12-28 Wing Construction and Fabrication Wing Construction and Fabrication
2006-01-14 Wing Construction and Fabrication Wing Construction and Fabrication
2006-01-28 Wing Construction and Fabrication Wing Construction and Fabrication
2006-01-29 Wing Construction and Fabrication Wing Construction and Fabrication
2006-02-04 Aileron Rib Construction Today was spent measuring, cutting, bending and constructing aileron ribs and starting construction of one Aileron. Ribs were aligned and riveted in place. Trailing scalloped edge and Aileron Tip bow yet to be constructed.
2006-02-05 Aileron Construction Continued See Photos
2006-02-05 More Aileron Construction Pics See Photos.... As you can see in the pics.... Both Aileron Frames have been constructed. The tip, and scalloped edges are yet to be completed.
2006-02-05 Aileron Drawing Here is a pic of the Aileron Drawing that I am working off.
Today was spent cleaning up aluminum edges on the ailerons, cutting some more Wing Ribs and Cleaning up shop.
2006-02-12 Wing Rib Fabrication Wing Rib Jig and Bending
2006-02-14 more pics pics continued
2006-02-18 Wing Rib Fabrication Wing Rib Jig and Bending
2006-02-25 Wing Rib Fabrication Wing Rib Jig and Bending
2006-03-04 Wing Ribs Making Wing Rib Bending Jig, Bending Wing Ribs
2006-03-05 Ribs Making Wing Rib Cutting Jig, Shaping and Drilling out all Wing Ribs.
2006-04-01 Lift Tangs Fabricating Lift Tangs, Drag/Anti-Drag Tangs. Grinding, Shaping and Painting.
2006-04-01 Wings - Fabricating Parts - Lift Tangs - Wing Ribs Wings - Fabricating Parts - Lift Tangs - Wing Ribs
2006-04-02 Wings - Fabricating Parts - Lift Tangs - Wing Ribs Wings - Fabricating Parts - Lift Tangs - Wing Ribs
2006-04-08 Lift Tangs More Construction of Lift Tangs, Anti-Drag Tangs, Building Front and Rear Spars.
2006-04-09 Lift Tangs More Construction of Lift Tangs, Anti-Drag Tangs, Building Front and Rear Spars.
2006-04-14 Top Wing Structure Top Wing Front and Rear Spar Construction, Anti-Drag Wires, and Lift Tangs. Mitcheal was a great helper today.
2006-04-16 Wing Spar Construction Middle Wing Spar Construction, Anti-Drag Wires, and Lift Tangs.
2006-04-16 Engine Selection We will be using a Rotax 582 engine by Rotax Aircraft Engines.

Rotax 582 ENGINE:

Type: 582
Performance 65 hp @ 6500 1/min(rpm)
Torque 55,3 ft.lbf. @ 6000 1/min (rpm)
Max. RPM: 6800 1/min (rpm)
Bore: 2,99 in.
Stroke: 2,52 in.
Displacement: 35,44 cu.in.
Compression ratio: th: 11,5 ef: 5,75
Ignition unit: DUCATI double CDI
Ignition timing: 18

Engine Weight: 64,0 lb.
Carburetor: 4 lb.
Exhaust system: 11 lb.

Engine Options and Weight:
Double Air Filter: 7 lb.
Electric Starter: 7 lb.
Gearbox \"B\": 9 lb.
Gearbox \"C\": 17 lb.
Gearbox \"E\": 24 lb.
Generator 220 W DC: 4 lb.
radiators: 9 lb.
overflow bottle 4 lb.
Fresh oil pump: 2 lb.
Oil Tank: 3 lb.
2006-04-23 Wings - Middle Wing Structure Front Spar Carry Thru Wings - Middle Wing Structure Front Spar Carry Thru. Mitcheal has been coming out and lending a hand. He's been a great help during this process. Thank you Mitcheal!!
2006-04-30 Wings - Wing Spar Structures Completed Wings - Wing Spar Structures Completed with the help of Mitcheal.
2006-04-30 Wings - Mounting and Rigging Wings - Mounting and Rigging. Mitcheal out to help again!
2006-05-15 Wings - Mounting and Rigging Wings - Mounting and Rigging
2006-06-04 Strut Brackets Installing Top and Middle wing strut brackets with the help of Steve Hendrix.
2006-08-05 Wing Strut Bracket Install Top Wing Strut Bracket Install.
2006-08-06 Top Wing Strut (Cabanes) Bracket Fabrication Top Wing Strut (Cabanes)Bracket Fabrication