Log Entries

Project Location: NY US

Entry Date Summary Description
Entry Date Summary Description
2011-08-30 Shipment arrival Conway trucking arrived at 1 pm. The driver unloaded everything and moved it to my garage. The service was superb. There was one minor damage to the pallet, but the contents were not damaged.
2011-08-31 Finished assy Worked on rudder details sheet ONX-T08. Completed.
2011-09-01 Finished vert assemblys Finished vertical spar T07-01 and T0-02 assembly's.
2011-09-03 Finished vertical stab Completed vertical stab T06-01
2011-09-04 Finish rudder Completed rudder assembly T06-02.
2011-09-04 Rudder drive Finished the rudder drive assembly T05-01.
2011-09-05 Sub assemblies Finished T04-13 (2) hinges.
Finished T03-01 and T03-02 main spar and forward spar assemblies for the horizontal stab.
2011-09-06 Elevator work Prepared parts and worked on elevator panels.
2011-09-07 Final assembly Completed assembly of elevator T02-02.
2011-09-08 Horizontal stab Riveted frame of horizontal stab. Awaiting back order of two RH ribs. All others riveted. Clecoing skins to frame and updrilling all holes. Cannot finish RH skin because of missing parts. Fitting stab tips.
2011-09-09 Hori
2011-09-09 Horizontal stab Finished fitting end tips. Finished updrilling and deburring skins. Fit hinges with the aid of the elevator to insure correct lineup
2011-09-10 Horizontal stab Finished assembly off all I can do until I receive two back ordered ribs.
2011-09-10 Starting wings Started cleaning up center spar web parts. Clearing holes to #40 size and removing laser slag.
2011-09-11 Wing work (center) Continue prepping wing spar webbing and cutting center spar caps.
2011-09-12 Wing work (center) Drilling pilot holes in spar caps.
2011-09-13 Wing work (center) Continuing match drilling spar caps.
2011-09-14 Fabricating Continued up drilling center spar caps. Started fabricating rib attach plates.
2011-09-15 Spar work (center) Continue fabricating parts and fitting to spar
2011-09-16 Spar work (center) More up-drilling and started to deburr spar webs. There sure are a lot of holes.
2011-09-17 Center spar Continue cleaning and mounting fabricating parts on the wing spar (center).
2011-09-18 Center spar Started bolting wing folding plates and finish mounting fabricated parts
2011-09-19 Center spar Finished mounting parts for the center spar. Finished installing bolts and nuts. Started with rivets
2011-09-20 Center spar Continued with solid rivets using a rivet gun. I still need to install 5-16 rivets which are on order. I set the assembly aside while waiting. I expect shipment to arrive soon.
2011-09-20 LH Outer spar Cleaned up all parts and started up drilling.
2011-09-21 LH Outer spar Assembled up drilled, deburred, re assembled and installed bolts and nuts. It is now ready to be riveted.
2011-09-22 LH Outer spar. Riveted most of holes. Need rivets to complete.
2011-09-22 RH Outer spar Clecoed everything together and match drilled spar caps. Disassembled and started deburring.
2011-09-24 RH Outer spar Finished riveting spar as far as I could. Waiting for more rivets to complete. Started to work on Center rear spar.
2011-09-24 Rear spar (center) Working on rear center spar.
2011-09-27 LH Flap Worked on flaps. RH is clecoed and ready to up drill.
2011-09-28 Flap work Finished both RH and LH wing flaps
2011-09-29 Aileron work Finished all sub assemblies for ailerons. Cut skins to length and fit subassemblies to LH . Need hinge material to finish drilling.
2011-09-30 Aileron work Started working on RH and made cutouts on wrong ends. Fortunately a little custom work will hide. Made cuts on the correct ends. The hinges arrived today. It is not my day! I mistakenly ordered stainless. Will return and ordered the aluminum version.
More plan drawings arrived today.
2011-10-01 Spar Finished rear spar asemblies
2011-10-02 Side skins Started fabricating and assemling RH side skin and angle stock.
2011-10-03 Foreword skins Finished RH side skin with angles.
2011-10-04 Forward skins Working on LH side skin with angles.
2011-10-05 Forward sides Finished LH side with angles. Started to continue working forward fuselage. Up drilled root ribs to RH side. They are debarred and ready to rivet.
2011-10-06 Forward sides Finished mounting root ribs to sizes. Decided to work the tailbone while I still have bench space. When I return to the forward fuse and start installing wings the bench will be crowded.
2011-10-07 Tail cone Fabricated longerons and mounted to RH side.
2011-10-08 Tailcone Fabricating longerons and mounting to tail cone LH side.
2011-10-09 Tailcone Assembling tailbone frames and clecoed to tailcone sides and up drilling.
2011-10-10 Tailcone Working on the front crossover box and associated fittings.
2011-10-11 Tail cone Continued working on forward area of tail cone. Installed bolts in upper conector straps. Turned upside and clecoed bottom. Will drill tomorrow.
2011-10-12 Tail box Drilled bottom skin. Fabricated idler assembly and mounted to bottom. Will final install bottom skin at a later time to allow access to inside of tail cone.
2011-10-13 Tail box Finished installing lower front crossover channel on fed end of box. The box assembly is complete and ready to work on the turtle deck.
2011-10-14 Tail cone Assembled turtle deck skins to splice channel. Clecoed turtle deck to tail box sides and up drilled.
2011-10-15 Tail cone Deburred all holes and reinstalled turtle deck. Riveted complete except left bottom off for access. Installed bolts thru turtle deck. Riveted bottom of crossover box.
2011-10-17 Ailerons Started fabricating hinge material and installed on one aileron.
2011-10-18 Ailerons Installed hinge on ailerons. I had a twist in one and had to drill out hinge rivets to get it to relax and reinstalled with extra rivets between every other original rivet. Both ailerons are now complete.
2011-10-19 Outer fold rib Started working on fold position rib assemblies. After putting in several rivets I discovered that flush rivets were needed, so drilled out and counter sunk part. Also did part of the aileron push assemblies. Some parts are on back order.
2011-10-20 Wing fold ribs Working on inboard and outboard wing rib assemblies.
2011-10-21 Ribs Continued work on wing fold rib assemblies. Started work on other rib sub assemblies.
2011-10-22 Ribs Continued fabricating rib assemblies.
2011-10-23 Forward fuse box Clamping an drilling sidea and bottom skin. Clecoed together. Working inverted with sides clamped to table
2011-10-24 Forward box Adding cross members to the fuse box. Clecoed into place.
2011-10-25 Forward box Fabricated crossover angle
2011-11-01 Seat Fabricated seat sling and installed hinges. Installed in airplane.
2011-11-01 Seat Fabricated seat sling and installed hinges. Installed in airplane.
2011-11-20 Main gear Located and drilled the main landing gear. Then removed while waiting for nose gear components
2011-11-27 Skining Finished up drilling LH inner wing skin. Also debarred an counter sunk leading edge holes. Setting aside until fold mechanism is installed.
2011-11-27 Skinning LH inner Continued to work on drilling LH inner skin. Added doubler panel. Started up drilling. It is hard to work on the bottom side.
2011-11-28 RH inner skin RH inner skin including root doubler are drilled with #40 and clecoed and ready for #30 drill
2011-11-29 RH inner skin RH inner skin finish drilled and removed. Working on deburring and counter sink of leading edge
2011-12-02 Finish horizontal stab Final plan drawings and backordered parts arrived today. Installed two backordered ribs on horrizontal stab. Finished riveting. All tail feathers are now complete.
2011-12-04 LH outer Finished fabricating aileron pad assemblies and installed on RH wing fold ribs. Celcoed trailing edge of middle skin. Had to trim a small amount at fold rib to fit. Fabricated pad stiffener angle and installed on RH side.
2011-12-05 LH outer skin Mounted outer wing skins on LH side. Drilled all #40 holes and clecoed. Started to Jo drill to #30.
2011-12-06 LH outer skins Finished up drilling all holes. Started removing skins for deburring.
2011-12-07 LH outer skins Removed skins and deburred and counter sunk all parts.
2011-12-08 LH outer skins Re assembled skins on frame and riveted complete including aileron hinge. Added longer screws for aileron push plate assembly.
2011-12-09 RH Assembled ribs to for and aft spars
2011-12-10 RH outer wing Installed aileron pads and associated reinforcements. Clecoed and formed middle skin to ribs and drilled #40 on bottom side.
2011-12-12 RH outer wing Finished mounting skins and drilled #40 complete. U
Drilled #30 on bottom side.
2011-12-12 RH outer panel Finished final drilling. Added aileron hinge and drilled. Removed skins and hinge and started deburring rib assembly.
2011-12-14 RH outboard wing Continue to deburr skins.
2011-12-15 RH Outboard wing Finished deburring. Installed aileron pushrod. Reinstalled skins and started to rivet.
2011-12-17 RH outboard wing Finished riveting skins to ribs. Both outboard wing assemblies are complete except for wing tips. I will install those after attaching to inboard wing.
2011-12-18 Fairings Worked on forming control linkage fairings. Finished two counter-balance covers
2011-12-19 Time out Surgery to remove the trapezium bone from right hand. Will have cast for 4 - 6 weeks. It is tough when I am right handed.
2012-01-07 Steering cable Fabricated steering cable pulley assemblies. Mounted and bolted assemblies to firewall.
My right hand wrist still has a cast so it is slow working.
2012-01-27 Battery box Layed out battery box and cut out. Formed the box. Found out the demensions on the plans was wrong. The bottom came up 5/8" short. Discovered there was a rev done on 1/17/12. I made an angle bracket to save the part.
2012-01-28 Motor mount Installed the motor mount and tri gear mount.
2012-01-30 Ignition coils Installed red ignition ignition coils using nut plates. Located near lower edge of firewall. Used 1/4 ID x 3/8 OD aluminum spaceres.
2012-02-01 Nose wheel strut Installed bearings in nose wheel mount and locked in with screws. Cleaned paint off strut. Assembled strut, spring and large washers and slid into the bearings. Then mounted steering arm and drilled and mounted bolt. Then bent and installed steering plate to steering cable and mounted to arm.
2012-02-04 Battery box Found the box dimensions made for box that was too deep. I modified it to 1" shallower. I located it on the upper fire wall as there is no room on the lower wall do to the nose gear mount. Started fabricating lock down plate.