Oct 1st, 9th 2022, 16h
Drilling the tracks and the slider, canopy back blocks and latch, fixing vert stab fairing
Sept 11th, 18th, 24th 2022, 20h
Canopy Fitting, Avionics Survey
August 7th, 17th, 21st, 28th, Sept 5th 2022, 40h
It took many days to fit the canopy. Moving one side, moves the other. It felt like an infinite loop of adjustment. I called Vans a couple of times, and the conclusion was that it will never get to perfect. Good enough is the goal. So, we went with that conclusion and called the bending done.
On the great news side, all the avionics showed up, I surveyed all the parts, the main components were there, however, not all the mounting hardware. I reached out to AFS mentioning that I am missing the mounting hardware, and they mentioned that not all components come with it!
Canopy Roll Bar, Frame, Sliding System
July 3rd, 4th, 9th 2022, 24h
Tail Fairings, Final Tail Attachment, Tail Light & Servo Wiring, Elevator Balancing, Engine Arrival
April 3rd, 16th, 23th, May 1st 14th, 21st, 28th, 29th June 12th, 19th, 26th 2022, 88h
Continue Tail Attachment
March 6th, 13th, 19th 2022 24h
Riveting Top Skin
Feb 21th, 26th 2022 16h
December 12th, 18th, 2021 January 23rd, 29th, Feb 6th, 13, 20th 2022 52h
The tail attachment took a couple of month, as it was interrupted by the christmas trip and covid. The two took about more than a month.
Rudder Cables, wing attachement
December 5th, 2021 8h
Today, we finished many small projects: redrill rib for avionics, fixing shoulder harness, wing attachments, rudder cable attachment. Lastly, we had to move plane for handyman who coming to fix the leeking garage roof.
Brake Lines, Continue Vent System
October 24th, 31st, November 7th, 14th 2021 32h
Installed the brake lines, lock tight vent lines and break lines, installed brake reservoir, installed rudder lines assembly, set up the drilling for the placement rib (the previous one had one hole badly drilled).
Finished the vent system.