Friday, July 20, 2007

I spent about two hours on misc items that needed to get done on the wing. The filler cap hole template was made, but not without complications. I'm not sure how Zenith expects you to back drill into the scrap. If the tank is in place ( which it must be in other to align the template ) then you can not possibly fit a drill between the tank and the spar to drill into the template. Also, fitting a drill from a rib would be another feat.

Instead I used a sharpie to mark a hole in the template from the rib, drilled that, then used a sharpie to mark the hole from the rib, then precision drilled that hole.

The strobe wire was cut, and I expanded the two tank rib tooling holes to fit the wire. The rest of the wire is in PVC. My thought was if I could further expand the tooling holes to fit the PVC and therefore be able to feed the wire all the way down the wing. The two concerns I have are 1) would expanding that hole cause need for additional reinforcement? 2) would the required bending put strange stresses on the wing?

Project Status:
Wings: ~124.5h ( 1h, 1h, 0.5h, 2.5h, 4h, 1h, 1.5h, 1h, 1.5, 4.5, 1h, 1h, 2h, 4h, 1h, 3h, 1h, 2h, .5h, 1.5h, 2h, 2h, 2h, .5h, 1h, .5h, .5h, 2h,3h, 1h, 3h, 3h, 4h, 2h, 3h, 7h, 3h, 1h, 4h, 1h, 1h, 1h, 4h, 2h, 2h, 2h, 2h, 1h, 2h, 3h, 2h, 1h, 3h, 2h, 2h, 1h, 2h, 3h, 2h, 1h, 1h, 1.5, 2h )
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: ~226h

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