RV-8 Project N804PT

Finishing

 

July 02, 2007: 8.0 hrs - Fitting, drilling, deburring and installing canopy rails; fitting and installing canopy frame.

July 03, 2007: 2.5 hrs - Priming instrument panel and pilot seat parts.

July 04, 2007: 6.5 hrs - Cutting and trimming canopy bubble.

July 06, 2007: 5.0 hrs - Trimming and fitting canopy bubble.

July 07, 2007: 11.5 hrs - Trimming, fitting and drilling canopy bubble and windscreen.

July 08, 2007: 6.0 hrs - Designing, fabricating and fitting canopy key lock system.

July 09, 2007: 9.0 hrs - Trimming, fitting and drilling canopy skirts.

July 10, 2007: 2.0 hrs - Painting cockpit parts.

July 11, 2007: 5.5 hrs - Trimming, fitting and drilling canopy skirts.

July 13, 2007: 4.0 hrs - Trimming, fitting and glueing canopy skirts.

July 14, 2007: 6.5 hrs - Reinforcing canopy skirts; fabricating and installing glaresheild edging; designing and fabricating GPS antenna mount.

July 15, 2007: 2.0 hrs - Fitting and trimming canopy skirts.

July 16, 2007: 6.5 hrs - Design and fabrication of ELT antenna mount; fitting and trimming canopy skirts.

July 17, 2007: 2.0 hrs - Edge finishing front seat back; painting cockpit parts.

July 18, 2007: 5.0 hrs - Trimming windscreen shims; tapping windscreen support weldment; installation of compass; fitting, filling and trimming canopy skirts.

July 20, 2007: 5.0 hrs - Installation of de-froster fans; riveting front seat back; fitting, filling and trimming canopy skirts.

July 21, 2007: 5.5 hrs - Fitting, filling and trimming canopy skirts.

July 22, 2007: 7.5 hrs - Fitting, filling and trimming canopy skirts.

July 23, 2007: 8.5 hrs - Filling and painting canopy skirts; prepping canopy and canopy frame.

July 24, 2007: 2.0 hrs - Painting cockpit parts.

July 25, 2007: 5.0 hrs - Riveting canopy skirt and canopy; filling canopy skirt.

July 27, 2007: 8.0 hrs - Sanding and filling canopy skirt; fabrication of latch and mid-stop assembly.

July 28, 2007: 6.0 hrs - Sanding and filling canopy skirt.

July 29, 2007: 7.0 hrs - Sanding and filling canopy skirt; drilling, countersinking and riveting wing root fairing nutplates.

July 30, 2007: 7.0 hrs - Sanding and filling canopy skirt; design and fabrication of rudder trim system.

August 01, 2007: 3.0 hrs - Installing, fitting and trimming canopy latch.

August 02, 2007: 8.0 hrs - Installation of windscreen; layup of windscreen fairing.

August 03, 2007: 7.5 hrs - Sanding and filling windscreen fairing.

August 08, 2007: 11.5 hrs - Sanding windscreen fairing; painting glare sheild; riveting rear baggage floor.

August 09, 2007: 5.5 hrs - Masking cockpit interior; riveting main spar bulkhead channels.

August 10, 2007: 9.5 hrs - Painting cockpit interior; filling windscreen fairing.

August 12, 2007: 1.0 hrs - Filling windscreen fairing; trimming empennage fairing.

August 13, 2007: 3.5 hrs - Sanding and priming windscreen fairing; trimming gear leg fairings; fitting empennage fairing.

August 15, 2007: 8.5 hrs - Sanding and priming windscreen fairing; fitting empennage fairing; fitting and riveting gear leg fairings.

August 16, 2007: 2.5 hrs - Sanding and priming windscreen fairing; fitting empennage fairing.

August 17, 2007: 11.0 hrs - Reinstalling avionics and electrical equipment; reinstalling canopy side rails.

 

August 19, 2007: 2.5 hrs - Re-assembly and installation of fuel system.

August 20, 2007: 3.0 hrs - Final installation of GPS antenna; re-installation of main fuel feed lines.

August 21, 2007: 6.0 hrs - Re-installation of rudder pedals and control column.

August 22, 2007: 9.5 hrs - Re-installation of throttle quadrant and controls; final installation of autopilot roll servo.

August 23, 2007: 11.0 hrs - Fitting, trimming, drilling, countersinking and tapping empennage fairing.

August 24, 2007: 7.0 hrs - Fitting rudder trim assembly; installation of ELT antenna; re-installation of rear seat throttle assembly.

August 31, 2007: 6.0 hrs - Fitting rudder trim assembly; installation of throttle quadrant clevises.

September 01, 2007: 3.0 hrs - Rigging rear seat throttle; polishing rear fuselage.

September 02, 2007: 6.0 hrs - Polishing rear fuselage.

September 03, 2007: 8.0 hrs - Rigging canopy; building fuselage stands; installing and torqueing landing gear legs.

September 04, 2007: 3.0 hrs - Rigging wheel axles; edge finishing wheel fairing attach brackets.

September 06, 2007: 8.0 hrs - Aligning main wheels; installing axles; installing wheel brakes; fabricating brake lines.

September 07, 2007: 9.0 hrs - Installing main strut fairings; fitting main wheel fairings

September 08, 2007: 11.0 hrs - Trimming main wheel fairings; riveting empenage fairing nutplates; installing vertical and horizontal stabilizers; installing and rigging elevators and elevator trim.

September 09, 2007: 2.0 hrs - Trimming firewall flange.

September 12, 2007: 6.0 hrs - Fabricating cowl attach flange.

September 13, 2007: 9.0 hrs - Fabricating, finishing and riveting cowl attach flange.

September 14, 2007: 11.0 hrs - Installation of propellor governor; mounting essential alternator; mounting engine; mounting main alternator.

September 15, 2007: 2.0 hrs - Fabricating rear spinner bulkhead.

September 19, 2007: 8.5 hrs - Fitting spinner; riveting rear spinner bulkhead; layup of inside spinner flange; innitial fiting of exhaust system.

September 20, 2007: 7.5 hrs - Riveting nutplates to spinner; fitting upper and lower rudder caps; fitting tail navigation light.

September 21, 2007: 10.0 hrs - Installation of empennage fairing; installation of throttle, mixture and propeller controls; installation of propeller.

September 22, 2007: 1.5 hrs - Rigging throttle linkage.

September 26, 2007: 8.0 hrs - Cutting and fitting cowling; installation of propeller governor oil line.

September 27, 2007: 10.0 hrs - Fitting, drilling, gluing and riveting cowl hinges.

September 28, 2007: 8.5 hrs - Bonding cowl inlet ramps; safetying propeller and spinner bulkheads; installation of rudder end caps.

September 29, 2007: 6.0 hrs - Fabricating and fitting engine baffles.

September 30, 2007: 2.0 hrs - Fabricating and fitting engine baffles.

October 01, 2007: 10.5 hrs - Fabricating and fitting engine baffles.

October 02, 2007: 10.0 hrs - Fabricating and fitting engine baffles.

October 03, 2007: 10.0 hrs - Installation of inverted oil tank and valve; filling cowl inlet ramps; trimming engine baffles.

October 05, 2007: 3.5 hrs - Trimming engine baffles.

October 07, 2007: 7.5 hrs - Trimming intake snorkel; riveting attach brackets to snorkel.

October 08, 2007: 10.0 hrs - Layup of patch in snorkel; fabrication of oil cooler mount.

October 09, 2007: 8.0 hrs - Mounting oil cooler; fabrication of air cleaner mount; fabrication of induction air bypass.

October 10, 2007: 10.0 hrs - Trimming and riveting baffles; riveting intake snorkel nutplates.

(Note paper clips used as cowl clearance indicators below.)

October 12, 2007: 4.0 hrs - Trimming and fitting baffle air seal fabric.

October 14, 2007: 3.5 hrs - Trimming and fitting baffle air seal fabric.

October 15, 2007: 9.0 hrs - Trimming and riveting baffle air seal fabric.

October 16, 2007: 10.0 hrs - Trimming, fitting and drilling landing gear upper intersection fairings; wiring engine baffle flanges; fabricationg oil hoses.

October 17, 2007: 10.0 hrs - Fabricating oil hoses; installation of oil cooler and hoses.

 

October 19, 2007: 4.0 hrs - Pressure testing oil hoses; installation of oil hoses.

October 21, 2007: 4.0 hrs - Installation of fuel hoses.

October 22, 2007: 9.0 hrs - Installation of exhaust hangers; installation of overboard oil breather.

October 23, 2007: 11.0 hrs - Clamping oil and fuel hoses; installation of heat muffs and SCAT hose; wiring alternator and starter.

October 24, 2007: 10.0 hrs - Finishing engine electrical wiring; installation of EGT and CHT probes.

October 26, 2007: 4.0 hrs - Installation of fuel pump vent; finishing engine wiring details.

October 28, 2007: 4.0 hrs - Filling rudder caps; riveting wing root fairing nutplates.

October 29, 2007: 9.0 hrs - Fitting lower gear intersection fairings; filling rudder caps and spinner; wiring wings.

October 30, 2007: 8.0 hrs - Filling rudder caps and spinner; fitting lower gear intersection fairings; wiring wings.

October 31, 2007: 10.0 hrs - Sanding and priming rudder caps and spinner; wiring wings; riveting wing root fairing nutplates.

November 01, 2007: 9.5 hrs - Installation and rigging rudder and tailwheel steering; installation and wiring of tail navigation light and strobe light; riveting wing root fairing nutplates.

November 02, 2007: 11.0 hrs - Wings installed; hook-up of fuel lines and pitot line.

November 03, 2007: 10.0 hrs - Installation of pitot tube; installation and rigging of ailerons; reassembly of interior; fitting seats.

November 05, 2007: 11.0 hrs - Installation and rigging flaps; fitting and drilling wingtip fairings.

November 06, 2007: 11.0 hrs - Countersinking and riveting wingtip fairing nutplates; reinstalling cockpit interior, seatbelts, and seats.

November 07, 2007: 9.5 hrs - EAA technical counselor visit from Don Christiansen; installation and rigging landing lights.

November 11, 2007: 9.5 hrs - Installation of wing navigation lights and wingtips.

November 12, 2007: 11.0 hrs - Fitting elevator caps; installation of spark plugs; engine details.

November 13, 2007: 10.0 hrs - Riveting elevator caps; fitting cowl oil door; engine details; timing magnetos; priming engine oil system.

November 14, 2007: 11.0 hrs - Fabricating, fitting and installing cowl oil door hinge and latch mechanism; flushing and testing fuel system; engine start and leak check.

November 18, 2007: 11.0 hrs - Filling cowl; installing wing root fairings; riveting cowl fastener recepticals.

November 19, 2007: 9.5 hrs - Filling and shaping cowl; filling elevator end caps; fitting propeller "Prop Guard" tape.

November 20, 2007: 12.0 hrs - Installing cockpit placards; filling and sanding cowl; fitting stabilizer end caps.

November 21, 2007: 10.0 hrs - Determanation of weight and balance; filling and sanding cowl; installation of data plate.

November 22, 2007: 1.0 hrs - Filling and sanding cowl.

November 24, 2007: 5.0 hrs - Filling and sanding cowl and elevator tips.

November 25, 2007: 10.0 hrs - Installing elevator tips; sanding cowl; engine details.

November 26, 2007: 12.0 hrs - Testing fuel tanks; attaching N-numbers; fitting cowl fasteners.

November 27, 2007: Airworthiness Certificate Issued! The next step is Flight Testing.

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