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I like building my airplane,
'cause it doesn't remind me of anything.

Feb 2008: I estimate 1800 hrs to build the airplane. I am going to try to keep a pace of 10 hrs per week. Estimated completion is 3.5 years, July of 2011. By that time, I should be at the top of the Falcon Field 7 year waiting list for a hanger. 118 people ahead of me on the list.

Feb 2009: 736 hours completed in first year. Estimate 2000 hrs at completion. There are 92 people ahead on the hanger list.

Feb 2010: 694 hours completed in second year. 1,430 hrs on the project so far. Estimate 2150 hrs at completion. There are 57 people ahead on the hanger list.

Feb 2011: 648 hours completed in third year. 2,078 hrs on the project so far. Still estimate around 2150 hrs at first flight. The recession severely shortened the hangar waiting list and I made the top in March of last year. No more road blocks, It's time to move to the airport!!!!!!!!!

 

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Kit Section

Hours

Status

Empennage
    Sec. 6: Vertical Stabilizer
    Sec. 7: Rudder VS and Rudder Log
    Sec. 8: Horizontal Stabilizer
    Sec. 9: Elevator HS and Elevator Log
    Sec. 10: Tailcone
    Sec. 11: Emp Attach
    Sec 12: Fairings Tailcone etc. Log
    SB 08-6-1

 
30
31
61
67
99
24
29
5

 
Completed 2/22/08
Completed 3/6/2008
Completed 4/5/2008
Completed 5/10/2008
Completed 6/10/2008
Completed 6/29/08
Completed 7/11/08
Completed (347 hrs total)

Wings (Quick Build)
    Sec. 16,18: Misc
    Sec. 18: Fuel Tank
    Sec. 19: Stall Warning System
    Sec. 20: Bottom Wing Skins
    Sec. 23: Aileron Actuation
    Sec. 24: Wing Tip
    OP-36: Wing Tip Lighting
    OP-37: Aileron Trim
    Wing Log

6
16
7
59
26
10
12
9

Completed
Completed
Completed
Completed
Completed
Completed
Completed
Completed (144 hrs total)

Fuselage (Standard Build)
    Sec. 25: Mid Fuse Bulkhead
    Sec. 26: Mid Fuse Ribs
    Sec. 27: Firewall
    Sec. 28: Fwd Fuse Ribs
    Sec. 29: Side Skins
    Sec. 30: Step Installation
    Sec. 31: Upper Fwd Fuse
    Sec. 32: Tailcone Attach
    Sec. 33: Baggage Area
    Sec. 34: Baggage Door
    Fuselage Log 1

24
44
18
62
92
8
30
14
46
14

Completed 10/17/08
Completed 11/15/08
Completed 11/20/08
Completed 12/21/08
Completed 02/01/09
Completed
Completed
Completed
Completed 03/22/09
Completed

    Sec. 35: Access Covers
    Sec. 36: Brakes
    Sec. 37: Fuel System
    Sec. 38: Rudder Pedals
    Sec. 39: Control System
    Sec. 40: Flap System
    Sec. 41: Upper Fwd Fuse
    Sec. 42: Rear Seats
    Sec. 43: Cabin Cover
    Sec. 44: Wing Attach
    Fuselage Log 2
    Cabin Cover Modifications

42
7
22
20
22
14
38
8
122
10
 

Completed and painted
Completed 4/12/09
Completed
Completed 5/17/09
Completed 5/24/09
Completed 6/4/09
Completed 6/26/09 (riveting defered)
Completed 6/5/09
Finally completed 9/17/09
Completed for now
(657 hrs fuselage, 1,144 hrs project)

Finish Kit
    Sec. 45: Cabin Doors/Windows
    Sec. 46: Engine Mount/Landing Gear
    Sec. 44b: Wing Attach part 2
   Finish Kit Log1

173
31
41

Completed 12/13/09. Yeah!
Completed 12/26/09.
Completed 6/18/10

    Sec. 47: Spinner and Cowl
    Sec. 48: Gear Fairings Wheel Door
    Sec. 49: Seats and Belts
    Sec. 50: Cabin Heat
   Finish Kit Log2

154
121
15
1

Completed 6/3/10
Completed 2/26/10.
Completed 6/25/10
Completed
(536 hrs finish kit, 1,680 hrs project)

Firewall Forward
    Sec. FF1: Engine Installation
    Sec. FF2: Cowl Baffle
    Sec. FF3: Control Cables
    Sec. FF4: Fuel System
    Sec. FF5: Oil System
    Sec. FF6: Exhaust System
    EIS Wiring and Sensors
   Firewall Forward Kit Log

35
85
12
36
5
14
26

 
Completed 3/27/2010
Completed 8/8/10
Completed 8/27/2010
Completed 9/26/2010
Completed 9/9/2010
Completed 10/3/2010
Completed 8/15/2010
(178 hrs Firewall Fwd kit, 1,904 hrs project)

Panel & Avionics
   Panel
   Flight Systems
   Pitot Static and Auto Pilot
   Radio Systems
   System Test
   Antennas
   ELT
   Avionics Log

15
36
7
26
5
12
7

 
Completed 10/31/10
Completed 11/1/10
Completed 10/17/10
Completed 11/22/10
Completed 12/9/10
Completed 12/7/10
Completed 12/13/10
(108 hrs Avionics, 2,012 hrs project)

Finishing Touches
   Windshield Install
   Carpet
   Seats and Harnesses
   Finishing Touches Log

52
6
7

 
Completed
Completed
Completed
(2,078 hrs project total)

Airport Assembly
   The Big Move
   Wing Attach
   PowerPlant and Propeller
   Empennage Attach
   Prep for DAR and First Flight
   At the Airport Log

10
52
8
22
12

Completed 2/11/2011
Completed 3/20/11
Completed 3/26/11
Completed 3/29/11
Its Done!!!!!! 2,182 hrs in 1,150 days

Painting
   Design, Preparation, Paint

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Last update 17Apr2011