Finish Kit Order
[October 22, 2007]Ordered Finish Kit
[December 20, 2007]Finish kit shipped

Finish Kit Inventory [3 Hours]
[December 28, 2007][2 Hours] Finish kit arrived, started inventory
[January 25, 2008][1 Hour] Finished Inventory

Canopy [142 Hours]
[February 1, 2008][2 Hours] Started fabricating blocks
[February 2, 2008][3 Hours] Finished drilling canopy hinge points
[February 4, 2008][1.5 Hours] Started cutting latch slots
[February 5, 2008][3 Hours] Finished latch
[February 6, 2008][2.5 Hours] Aft canopy latch
[February 7, 2008][1.5 Hours] Drilled skin to canopy frame
[February 9, 2008][5 Hours] Worked on fitting canopy frame to fuse
[February 10, 2008][1 Hour] More canopy frame fitting work
[February 11, 2008][2 Hours] Drilled the canopy frame
[February 12, 2008][1 Hour] Drilled hinge bracket to frame
[February 13, 2008][2.5 Hours] Started riveting canopy frame together
[February 17, 2008][3 Hours] Drilled canopy frame to subpanel
[February 18, 2008][2 Hours] Fabricated spacers; bent side rails
[February 19, 2008][2.5 Hours] More side rail work
[February 20, 2008][3 Hours] Drilled side rails to forward canopy frame
[February 25, 2008][3.5 Hours] Riveted side rails to canopy frame
[April 5, 2008][5 Hours] Started trimming canopy
[April 6, 2008][3 Hours] Trimming front of canopy
[April 7, 2008][4 Hours] More trimming and MADE THE BIG CUT
[April 8, 2008][1.5 Hours] Played around with fitting the forward canopy
[April 9, 2008][3 Hours] Cut sides and lower front of canopy
[April 10, 2008][2 Hours] Played with front tabs
[April 14, 2008][1 Hour] Futzed around with canopy interference
[April 15, 2008][3 Hours] Pretty close to finished trimming the front canopy
[April 16, 2008][2 Hours] Working on F-631A canopy frame
[April 17, 2008][3 Hours] Drilled F-631A together and to side frame
[April 21, 2008][4 Hours] Drilled front canopy; started aft canopy
[April 22, 2008][2 Hours] Fitted aft canopy
[April 23, 2008][2 Hours] Marked aft canopy drill holes
[April 24, 2008][0.5 Hours] Drilled holes for aft canopy
[April 25, 2008][2 Hours] Fiddled with aft canopy
[April 26, 2008][8 Hours] Drilled aft canopy
[April 28, 2008][1.5 Hours] Deburred canopy reinforcement braces
[April 29, 2008][2 Hours] More canopy reinforcement brace work
[April 30, 2008][3.5 Hours] Drilled canopy renforcement brace
[May 6, 2008][2.5 Hours] Firewall Forward Kit Inventory; finished reinforcement brace
[May 7, 2008][4 Hours] Strut mounts
[May 8, 2008][4 Hours] Prepping canopy frame parts
[May 9, 2008][2 Hours] Used shrinker to fix canopy skin fit problem
[June 24, 2008][1.5 Hours] Painted canopy frame
[June 25, 2008][4 Hours] Riveted forward canopy frame
[September 2, 2008][3.5 Hours] Side Skirts
[September 12, 2008][8 Hours] Installed struts, finished countersinking, Frame latches, etc..
[September 15, 2008][3 Hours] Painted and riveted canopy frame
[September 17, 2008][1.5 Hours] Painted glareshield on canopy frame
[September 22, 2008][2 Hours] Edge finished main canopy
[October 13, 2008][2 Hours] Painted canopy frame
[October 14, 2008][3 Hours] Removed scratches in canopy; screwed canopy to frame
[October 20, 2008][2 Hours] Started fiberglassing canopy
[October 21, 2008][2 Hours] More fairing flox work
[October 22, 2008][3 Hours] Fiberglassed canopy fairing
[December 4, 2008][2 Hours] Sanding the fairing

Engine Mount / Landing Gear [22.5 Hours]
[May 19, 2008][2 Hours] Started on engine mount
[May 20, 2008][2 Hours] Drilled engine mount to firewall
[June 2, 2008][3 Hours] Packed bearings and installed tires
[June 5, 2008][0.5 Hours] Worked on gear legs
[June 9, 2008][2.5 Hours] More work on gear legs
[June 13, 2008][3 Hours] Lifted fuselage and fit gear legs
[June 14, 2008][3 Hours] Attached engine mount, gear, and drilled axel
[June 16, 2008][3.5 Hours] Put fuselage on gear! Lots of misc stuff
[June 20, 2008][3 Hours] Modified axel nuts for Avery RV Jack


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