Sunday, October 07, 2007

On Saturday we spent about three hours. Most of the time was spent changing the color of the clecos.

The major progress made was with the additional ("L") angle placed on the side skins. To get them on was a two person job. One person was on the inside cutting and trimming the pieces to length and buttressing the piece while it was being drilled, while another was on the outside spotting for the edge distance line, drilling and clecoing.

If I were doing this again, the simplest way would be to predrill the holes and add the angle before mating the skins together.

Because of the space restrictions, being unnecessary and better fit, I did not tie the angle into the other frame pieces.

When the forward most piece was added, there was some noise reduction when the fuselage was shaken. When the aft most piece was added there was a huge reduction. Now the only shaking noise comes from the forward pieces that have not been drilled yet.

Fuselage ~37h ( 3h, 3h, 2h, 3h, 7h, 2h, 5h, 2h, 3h, 2h, 2h, 3h )
Wings: ~157.5h ( 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, 2h, 3h, 2h, 1h, 3h, 2h, 1h, 2h, 1h, 5h, 2h, 1h, 2h, 4h, 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: ~296h

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