Wednesday, December 20, 2006

We spent about an hour reviewing the first steps on the wing skeleton, the plans and cutting the L angle required for the spar.

Joe told me that he spent about 100 hours each on his 601XL's wings. I believe that this estimate is probably high for the 701 kit based on several assumptions. First, the flaperons are not part of the wing. This greatly reduces the complexity. Second, more parts come pre-drilled then when Joe built. Third, I believe the overall structure of the 701's wings has fewer parts.

Project Status:
Wings: 1h ( 1h )
Flaperons: ( DONE! ) 23.5 hours spent ( 3h, 1h, 1h, 1h, 1.5h, 3h, 6h, 3h, 4h, 1h )
Paint Design: 2 hours spent ( 1h, 1h )
Elevator DONE!: ~31.5 hours spent ( 3h, 1.5h, 3h, .5h, 3.5h, 2h, 4h, 1.5h, 2h, 4.5h, 1h, 6h )
Horizontal Stabilizer DONE!: ~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: ~103 hours

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