Saturday, July 22, 2006

Friday night we met a nice couple who are building a Murphy Moose. Normally it wouldn't be too odd of a conversation, but we met them at a live show of The Prarie Home Companion at the St. Michelle Winery in Woodinville.

Saturday was a marathon of building. First fours hours were spent drilling the top skin, deburring and zinc chromating and then riveting the elevator shut.

The next build session focused on cutting out the required sections of the elevator for clearance of the hinges, rudder, ect.

In total Saturday saw 5.5 hours of building.

Now the mounting brackets need to be positioned, drilled and riveted. My guess is eight hours or less.

Zenith announced a new cowl for the 701. It looks fairly sleek, not something you would normally associate with the bird. I do wonder if this cowling provides enought cold air to get the full 100HP out of the 912s.

Project Status:
Elevator: ~18 hours spent ( 3h, 1.5h, 3h, .5h, 3.5h, 2h, 4h, 1.5h )
Horizontal Stabilizer: ~28 hours spent, 3 pieces replaced ( 3h, 2h, 2h, 2h, .5h, 1.5h, 3.5h, 1.5h, 5, 4.5, 2h, .5h )
Rudder Done, minus horn : ~16 hours spent, ( ~8h, ~8h )
Total Done: ~63 hours

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