Construction Log

This is it. My log showing I built this sucker.

Preparation and Shop

Preparing to buy an airplane kit

March 23rd, 2007 - Visited Van's Aircraft in Oregon
March 29th, 2007 - Ordered Empennage and Wing Kit from Van's
April 3rd, 2007 - Ordered RV Tool Kit from Isham
April 6th, 2007 - Received Kit Tracking Info from Van's
April 9th, 2007 - Received Empennage Kit
April 9th, 2007 - Received RV Tool Kit

Shop Stuff
April 7th, 2007 - Building EAA Work Tables
April 13th, 2007 - Finished EAA Tables
April 19th. 2007 - Made Plans Holder
July 6th, 2007 - Prepping the new shop for VS construction
October 1st, 2007 - Garage Floor Epoxy Coating
January 28th, 2007 - Installed Heater in Garage

Van's RV Training Kit
April 14th, 2007 - Received RV Training Kit
April 18th, 2007 - Dimpling skins
April 27th, 2007 - Finished Training Kit

Empennage

Horizontal Stabilizer

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April 26th, 2007 - Inventoried all Empennage parts - 2 hours
April 28th, 2007 - HS Construction Finally begins. Rear HS Spar - 3 hours
April 29th, 2007 - Front HS Spar Construction - 3 hours
May 1st, 2007 - Putting the left HS together - 2.5 hours
May 2nd, 2007 - Disassembled left HS - 1.5 hours
May 3rd, 2007 - Right HS Construction - 2 hours
May 7th, 2007 - Debur and Dimpling HS - 1 hour
July 8th, 2007 - Debur and prep HS spar and skins - 3 hours
July 17th, 2007 - Priming HS/VS parts and riveting HS spar - 4 hours
July 18th, 2007 - Started to rivet the left HS skin. More dimpling - 3 hours
July 21st, 2007 - Finished the HS stabilizer. The car flies! - 3 hours


Vertical Stabilizer

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July 6th, 2007 - Vertical Stabilizer Construction - 2 hours
July 7th, 2007 - Vertical Stabilizer Construction - 2.5 hours
July 8th, 2007 - DRDT Dimpling Platform Construction - 2 hours
July 22nd, 2007 - Finished riveting the VS/Done - 2 hours


Rudder

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July 25th, 2007 - Started on rudder. Right stiffeners done - 1.5 hours
July 26th, 2007 - More stiffener work. Match drilled everything and dimpled - 1 hour
August 1st, 2007 - More rudder work. Spar/ribs and rudder horn done. Right skin attached- 2.5 hours
August 3rd, 2007 - Made the R-710 Horn and R-918 Bottom Attach Strips - 2 hours
August 5th, 2007 - Disassemble, Debur, Dimple and Countersinking - 2 hours
August 7th, 2007 - Primed all the rudder parts. No pictures. - 1/2 hour
August 10th, 2007 - Riveted rudder skins - 3 hours
August 11th, 2007 - Glued rudder trailing edge. Cut out elevator stiffeners- 1 hour
August 19th, 2007 - Riveted trailing edge, bend leading edge. Rudder mostly complete - 2 hours


Elevator

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August 12th, 2007 - Finished stiffeners. Drilled right skin. - 1.5 hours
August 21st, 2007 - Elevator skins and stiffeners. Visit from Eric and Sonny 1.5 hours
August 24th, 2007 - Drilled skins and stiffeners. Primed Stiffeners - 2.5 hours
August 25th, 2007 - Primed skins, Assembled spars, ribs counterweights - 3 hours
September 9th, 2007 - Back Riveted Skins. Attached to spar assembly - 2 hours
September 13th, 2007 - Trim tab cover and control horns - .5 hours
September 22nd, 2007 - Right Elevator Preparation ~ Mustang Sighting - 2.5 hours
September 23rd, 2007 - Right Elevator Riveting - 3 hours
September 24th, 2007 - Left Elevator Preparation 1.5 hours
September 26th, 2007 - Left Elevator Priming - .5 hours
September 29th, 2007 - Left Elevator Riveting, Trim Tab Construction- 4 hours
September 30th, 2007 - More Trim Tab fitting/construction - 1 hour
October 7th, 2007 - Trim Tab v2 - 1 hour
October 8th, 2007- Trim Tab Servo Installation - 2 hours


 

Wings

June 7th, 2007 - Received Wing kit from Van's
October 17th, 2007 - Brought Home Wing Stands
November 20th, 2007 - More Work on Wing Stands

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