Builders Log

Total Hours: 875.90

10/06/2013

Build Hours: 1.25

Moved the wing rack around and started on the left wing. Cleaned and swept the floor before I moved it back. I'll take pictures this time as I have now learned how to do it correctly, now. First thing I had to do was remove the fuel tank and attach brackets. 

Left wing with fuel tank removed

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10/05/2013

Build Hours: 0.5

Finished painting the accent and doing clean up on the white.

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10/02/2013

Build Hours: 0.3

painted the second coat and then a light coat over that to cover any white showing through. Flipped the wing over and painted the first coat of accent on the bottom and side that I skipped when doing the top.

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10/01/2013

Build Hours: 0.8

Painted the top of the right wing with the final coat of white. Marked and taped the accent on the tip. Painted the first coat of green for the accent on the top and end of the right wing.

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09/30/2013

Build Hours: 0.5

Painted the final coat of white on the bottom of the wing tonight.

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09/29/2013

Build Hours: 3

Put on one coat of white on the wing today. Had to drop my Ace to get a new paint brush as the nails were coming out of the old on. Need to get another can of white to finish off the wing.

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09/28/2013

Build Hours: 4

Applied 2 coats of primer to the wing. Was only planning on getting one coat on all weekend but was pleased to get more done than I was planning.

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09/25/2013

Build Hours: 1.25

Ironed the tape when I got home. After dinner, flipped the wing over and taped the top side stitches.

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09/24/2013

Build Hours: 0.5

Taped the stitches on the wing tonight. Applied a layer of Poly-Tac down the stitches and about one inch over each end. Then, layed down end of the pinking and applied MEK on top of the tape glueing it down. When I got near the end, cut the pinking about 1/4" from the trailing edge. Removed any air bubbles and went on to the next rib. Need to let it dry then iron it smooth.

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09/23/2013

Build Hours: 0.3

Finished stiching the ribs. Was faster once I learned how to do the knots correctly. I'll have step-by-step images on the left wing.

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