Mike and Kerin Cencula's RV-7A Project


Table of Contents

Construction Log
Stupid mistakes and helpful hints. - My second airplane is gonna be way easier :-)
Empennage
Wed Jul 28 2004 - Ordered empennage
Sun Aug 22 2004 - EAA9 fly-in at KDLZ
Tue Mar 22 2005 - Horizontal stabilizer and edge distance problems
Sat Mar 26 2005 - Constructed dimpling platform
Fri Apr 1 2005 - Squeezer problems
Tue Apr 5 2005 - More squeezer problems and a solution
Fri Jul 29 2005 - Oshkosh 2005
Sat Jul 30 2005 - Oshkosh 2005
Mon Aug 1 2005 - Assembled HS skeleton
Sat Aug 6 2005 - Riveted on HS skins
Sat Aug 27 2005 - Match drilling VS
Fri Sep 9 2005 - Riveted on VS skin
Sat Oct 29 2005 - Bad edge distance
Mon Jan 2 2006 - Counterbalance rib problems
Wed Jan 4 2006 - Counterbalance rib problems
Thu Jan 19 2006 - Custom deburring tool
Tue Jul 4 2006 - Deburring wing ribs
Fri Jul 28 2006 - Oshkosh 2006
Sun Jul 30 2006 - Determing elevator trailing edge bend radius
Wed Aug 9 2006 - Elevator trailing edge bend
Thu Aug 10 2006 - Left elevator assembly
Sun Aug 13 2006 - Bending elevator tabs
Sun Aug 20 2006 - Left elevator assembly
Sat Aug 26 2006 - Trim tab issues
Sun Sep 17 2006 - Left elevator complete
Sat Oct 7 2006 - Blind rivet for trim tab attach spar
Wings
Sat Oct 14 2006 - Countersinking wing spars
Sun Oct 15 2006 - Nutplate installation
Mon Oct 16 2006 - Tiedown brackets
Wed Oct 18 2006 - Wing component deburring
Thu Oct 19 2006 - Wing rib fluting
Fri Oct 20 2006 - Hung wing spars on jigs
Sat Oct 21 2006 - Prep for match drilling wing skins
Mon Oct 23 2006 - Constructed leading edge cradle; match drilling wing skins
Tue Oct 24 2006 - Tank attach brackets
Fri Nov 3 2006 - Tank skin gap problem
Sun Nov 5 2006 - Tank attach brackets
Mon Nov 6 2006 - Tank drilling
Tue Nov 7 2006 - Fuel vent clip fabrication; drilling fuel filler
Mon Jan 1 2007 - Wing skin deburring
Sun Mar 11 2007 - Wing skin and wing walk doubler deburring
Tue Mar 13 2007 - More wing skin deburring
Wed Mar 14 2007 - Yet more wing skin deburring
Thu Mar 15 2007 - Working on tank skin gap problem
Sat Mar 17 2007 - Tank skin gap problems
Sun Mar 18 2007 - Tank skin gap problems
Mon Mar 19 2007 - Re-leveling wings in jigs
Tue Mar 20 2007 - Re-leveling wings in jigs
Thu Mar 22 2007 - Re-leveling wings in jigs
Fri Mar 23 2007 - Scarf joint
Sat Mar 24 2007 - Scarf joint; pitot tube mount
Sun Mar 25 2007 - Priming leading edge ribs
Tue Mar 27 2007 - Dimpling leading edge skin
Wed Mar 28 2007 - Aileron bracket problems
Fri Mar 30 2007 - Aileron bracket problems fixed
Sat Mar 31 2007 - Wing conduit location; drill press problems
Sun Apr 1 2007 - Deburring wing ribs
Mon Apr 2 2007 - Deburring wing components
Tue Apr 3 2007 - Dimpling wing walk doublers
Fri Apr 6 2007 - Drilling wing conduit holes
Sat Apr 7 2007 - Riveted leading edges
Sun Apr 8 2007 - Drilled main ribs for snap bushings
Mon Apr 9 2007 - Dimpled wing skins
Wed Apr 11 2007 - Dimpled wing skins
Thu Apr 12 2007 - Deburring and countersinking spars
Sat Apr 14 2007 - Countersinking wing spars
Sun Apr 15 2007 - Primed main ribs and spars
Mon Apr 16 2007 - Assembled aileron brackets
Fri Apr 20 2007 - Rear spar assembly
Sat Apr 21 2007 - Priming scarf joints
Sun Apr 22 2007 - Aileron bracket spar relief
Tue Apr 24 2007 - Rear spar assembly; main spar deburring
Wed Apr 25 2007 - Bad day
Thu Apr 26 2007 - Spar flange problems
Sat Apr 28 2007 - Spar flange problems
Mon Apr 30 2007 - Spar flange problems
Tue May 1 2007 - Spar flange problems
Wed May 2 2007 - Reassembly of wing skeleton
Sat May 5 2007 - Rivet removal HOWTO
Sun May 6 2007 - Reassembly of wing skeleton
Mon May 7 2007 - Deburring aileron ribs
Tue May 8 2007 - Rework on aileron brackets (again)
Thu May 10 2007 - Riveting on leading edge
Sat May 12 2007 - Solo riveting not going well
Sun May 13 2007 - Reassembly of wing skeleton
Mon May 14 2007 - Riveting on leading edge
Sun May 20 2007 - Left wing back in jig
Tue May 22 2007 - Riveting left wing top main skins
Sat May 26 2007 - Completed left top main skins
Sun May 27 2007 - Joint plate platenuts
Mon May 28 2007 - Riveting top right main skins
Tue May 29 2007 - Dimple repair
Wed May 30 2007 - Tank access holes
Thu May 31 2007 - Tooling hole cover plates
Sat Jun 2 2007 - Drilling new Z brackets
Wed Jun 6 2007 - Another Z bracket bites the dust
Thu Jun 7 2007 - Z brackets done
Fri Jun 8 2007 - Deburred tank baffles
Sat Jun 9 2007 - Drilled tank attach brackets
Sun Jun 10 2007 - Fuel tank prep; fuel sender customization
Mon Jun 11 2007 - Capacitive sender nutplates
Tue Jun 12 2007 - Fuel tank trap doors
Thu Jun 14 2007 - Drilling fuel tank fittings
Tue Jun 19 2007 - Tank riveting with Brent Owens
Wed Jun 20 2007 - New die grinder
Thu Jun 21 2007 - Tank riveting with Brent Owens
Sat Jun 23 2007 - Scuffed and dimpled tank skin
Sun Jun 24 2007 - Aileron bracket attachment problems
Tue Jun 26 2007 - Aileron bracket and gap fairing attachment
Thu Jun 28 2007 - Re-riveting wing walk doubler
Fri Jun 29 2007 - Flap brace tweaking
Wed Jul 4 2007 - Tank skin / baffle dimpling
Thu Jul 5 2007 - Scuffing tank ribs
Fri Jul 6 2007 - Scuffing tank baffles
Sat Jul 7 2007 - Tank stiffener / skin scuffing and dimpling
Sun Jul 8 2007 - RV-10 Eggenfellner visit
Wed Jul 11 2007 - Testing out custom dimple die
Thu Jul 12 2007 - Dimpled baffles
Sat Jul 14 2007 - Installing tank ribs - help from Greg Schroeder
Sun Jul 15 2007 - Tank assembly - help from Greg Schroeder
Mon Jul 16 2007 - Tank assembly
Wed Jul 18 2007 - Snap bushing modification and rivet dabbing
Thu Jul 19 2007 - Tank riveting - help from Brent Owens
Thu Jul 27 2007 - Oshkosh 2007
Mon Jul 30 2007 - Rivet dabbing
Wed Aug 1 2007 - Flop tube anti-hangup bracket
Thu Aug 2 2007 - Tank ribs
Fri Aug 3 2007 - Plastic washer deburring
Sun Aug 5 2007 - Fuel tank miscellaneous
Thu Aug 9 2007 - Fuel sender compensation probe
Sat Aug 11 2007 - Fuel tank miscellaneous
Mon Aug 13 2007 - Fuel tank miscellaneous
Wed Aug 15 2007 - Installed last tank rib!
Thu Aug 16 2007 - Rivet mangling :-(
Mon Aug 20 2007 - Mangled rivet fixing :-)
Fri Aug 24 2007 - Tank attach brackets
Sat Aug 25 2007 - Proseal fillets
Sun Aug 26 2007 - Proseal fillets
Mon Aug 27 2007 - Proseal fillets
Tue Aug 28 2007 - Visit to Dan Hempy's
Wed Aug 29 2007 - Proseal fillets
Thu Aug 30 2007 - Tank fittings
Fri Aug 31 2007 - Tank fittings
Sat Sep 1 2007 - Tank miscellaneous
Sun Sep 2 2007 - Proseal fillets
Mon Sep 3 2007 - Proseal fillets
Tue Sep 4 2007 - Proseal fillets
Wed Sep 5 2007 - Closing up tanks
Thu Sep 6 2007 - Tank - finishing touches
Fri Sep 7 2007 - Tank testing
Sat Sep 8 2007 - Tank repair
Sun Sep 9 2007 - Tank testing
Mon Sep 10 2007 - Tank testing - on hold
Tue Sep 11 2007 - Tank Testing - Success!
Fri Sep 14 2007 - Flap brace prep
Sat Sep 15 2007 - Flap and aileron component deburring
Sun Sep 16 2007 - Aileron prep
Mon Sep 17 2007 - Aileron prep
Tue Sep 18 2007 - Priming aileron stiffeners
Wed Sep 19 2007 - Attaching aileron stiffeners
Sat Sep 22 2007 - Planning flap and aileron trailing edge bends
Sun Sep 23 2007 - New skin bending brake
Tue Sep 25 2007 - Aileron trailing edge bends
Thu Sep 27 2007 - Working on Dan Hempy's elevators
Sat Sep 29 2007 - Gathering of Mustangs and Legends 2007
Tue Oct 2 2007 - Aileron leading edge skin fit problems
Wed Oct 3 2007 - Primed countersinks of flap braces
Thu Oct 4 2007 - Riveted on left flap brace
Mon Oct 8 2007 - Riveting bottom skins
Wed Oct 9 2007 - Riveting bottom skins
Wed Oct 10 2007 - Riveting bottom skins
Fri Oct 12 2007 - Riveting bottom skins
Sat Oct 13 2007 - New bucking bar
Sun Oct 14 2007 - Riveting bottom skins
Mon Oct 15 2007 - Aileron drilling
Sat Oct 20 2007 - Flying with Tom Webster
Mon Oct 22 2007 - Aileron work
Wed Oct 24 2007 - Left aileron tweaking
Fri Oct 26 2007 - Left aileron match drilling and deburring
Sat Oct 27 2007 - Aileron dimpling
Sun Oct 28 2007 - Misc aileron work
Thu Nov 1 2007 - Match drilling left flap
Sun Nov 4 2007 - Right flap work
Mon Nov 5 2007 - Misc flap work
Tue Nov 6 2007 - Flap and aileron work
Wed Nov 7 2007 - Dimpling aft holes of flap and aileron ribs
Thu Nov 8 2007 - Dimpling flaps
Sun Nov 11 2007 - Countersinking flap spars
Sun Nov 18 2007 - Priming, installing tanks, and aileron work
Tue Nov 20 2007 - Left and right aileron assembly
Wed Nov 21 2007 - Flap assembly
Fri Nov 23 2007 - Flap assembly
Tue Nov 27 2007 - Hacking on pop-rivet tool
Sat Dec 1 2007 - Flap work
Mon Dec 3 2007 - Flap assembly
Fri Dec 7 2007 - Problem with aileron bracket
Sat Dec 8 2007 - Aileron and flap work
Sun Dec 9 2007 - Flap work
Mon Dec 10 2007 - More flap work
Tue Dec 11 2007 - Built wing cradle
Thu Dec 13 2007 - Wings complete!
Fuselage
Wed Nov 14 2007 - Fuselage kit arrives!
Tue Dec 4 2007 - Unpacking / inventorying fuselage kit
Mon Dec 17 2007 - Deburring
Tue Dec 18 2007 - Deburring ribs
Thu Dec 20 2007 - Deburring
Sun Dec 23 2007 - Deburring
Wed Dec 26 2007 - Deburring
Thu Dec 27 2007 - Deburring and crate teardown
Sun Dec 30 2007 - Deburring
Mon Dec 31 2007 - Deburring
Tue Jan 1 2008 - Deburring
Wed Jan 2 2008 - Deburring
Thu Jan 3 2008 - Deburring
Fri Jan 4 2008 - Tech Counselor visit
Sat Jan 5 2008 - Visit from Tom Webster
Sun Jan 6 2008 - Deburring
Thu Jan 10 2008 - Deburring
Sat Jan 12 2008 - Wing riveting at Dan Hempy's and deburring
Sun Jan 13 2008 - Fabricating brackets, deburring
Wed Jan 16 2008 - Deburring
Thu Jan 17 2008 - Deburring bulkheads
Sat Jan 19 2008 - Deburring bulkheads
Sun Jan 20 2008 - Deburring bulkheads and firewall assy
Mon Jan 21 2008 - Firewall deburring
Tue Jan 22 2008 - Firewall deburring
Thu Jan 24 2008 - Countersinking and dimpling firewall
Sat Jan 26 2008 - Airplane Plastics visit
Sun Jan 27 2008 - F-704 Spar center section
Tue Jan 29 2008 - F-704 Spar center section riveting
Thu Jan 31 2008 - F-704 Spar center section spacers
Fri Feb 1 2008 - F-705 Rear spar bulkhead work
Sat Feb 2 2008 - F-705 Rear spar bulkhead work
Sun Feb 3 2008 - F-705 Rear spar bulkhead work
Wed Feb 6 2008 - F-705 Rear spar bulkhead work
Thu Feb 7 2008 - F-705 Rear spar bulkhead work
Sat Feb 9 2008 - F-705 Rear spar bulkhead work; Helping Brent Owens
Sun Feb 10 2008 - F-706, F-707, and F-708 Bulkheads
Mon Feb 11 2008 - F-705 Bulkhead work
Wed Feb 13 2008 - F-711 Bulkhead work
Sat Feb 16 2008 - Bulkhead work
Sun Feb 17 2008 - Building storage shelves
Mon Feb 18 2008 - Shop cleanup and longerons
Fri Feb 22 2008 - Bending longerons
Sat Feb 23 2008 - Bending longerons
Sun Feb 24 2008 - Bending longerons
Mon Feb 25 2008 - Drilling and trimming right canopy deck
Wed Feb 27 2008 - Canopy deck and battery box
Sat Mar 1 2008 - Battery box
Mon Mar 3 2008 - Battery strap standoffs
Fri Mar 7 2008 - Copper buss bars
Sat Mar 8 2008 - Battery box and relay mounting
Sun Mar 9 2008 - Polishing firewall
Fri Mar 21 2008 - Polishing firewall
Sat Mar 29 2008 - Trip to Put-in Bay
Sun Mar 30 2008 - Polishing firewall
Mon Mar 31 2008 - Polishing firewall
Tue Apr 1 2008 - Polishing firewall
Wed Apr 2 2008 - Polishing firewall
Sun Apr 6 2008 - Polishing firewall
Mon Apr 7 2008 - Polishing firewall
Wed Apr 9 2008 - Polishing firewall
Thu Apr 10 2008 - Polishing firewall
Sat Apr 12 2008 - Polishing firewall
Mon Apr 14 2008 - Polishing firewall
Tue Apr 15 2008 - Polishing firewall
Sat Apr 19 2008 - Polishing firewall
Sun Apr 20 2008 - Polishing firewall
Mon Apr 21 2008 - Polishing firewall
Tue Apr 22 2008 - Polishing firewall
Wed Apr 23 2008 - Polishing firewall complete!
Fri May 2 2008 - Working on an RV-6A
Sun May 4 2008 - Post-polishing cleanup
Thu May 8 2008 - Building sawhorses for fuselage
Sat May 10 2008 - Flying with Tom Webster
Sun May 11 2008 - Sawhorses and tailcone
Mon May 12 2008 - Trimming J-channels
Tue May 13 2008 - Tweaking F-779 aft bottom skin
Fri May 16 2008 - Drilling F-711
Sun May 18 2008 - Match drilling aft fuselage
Tue May 20 2008 - Modifying F-716 center ribs
Wed May 21 2008 - Modifying F-716 center ribs
Fri May 23 2008 - Center section
Sat May 24 2008 - Straightening center section ribs
Sun May 25 2008 - F-715 and F-623 rib work
Mon May 26 2008 - Setting gap for wing spars in F-704
Fri May 30 2008 - Fabricating F-916C spacers
Sat May 31 2008 - EAA9 Pancake Breakfast
Sun Jun 1 2008 - Seat belt bracket prototype
Tue Jun 3 2008 - Match drilled side skins to F-704 and F-705
Mon Jun 9 2008 - Fitting F-715 ribs
Tue Jun 10 2008 - Drilling F-715s and deburring extra F-716 ribs
Wed Jun 11 2008 - Deburring extra F-716 ribs
Thu Jun 12 2008 - Fitting first F-716 doubler rib
Sun Jun 15 2008 - Fabricating seat belt brackets
Sun Jun 22 2008 - Fabricating seatbelt brackets
Tue Jun 24 2008 - Fabricating seatbelt brackets
Sun Jun 29 2008 - Fabricating seatbelt brackets
Mon Jun 30 2008 - Fabricating seatbelt brackets
Tue Jul 1 2008 - Fabricating seatbelt brackets
Wed Jul 2 2008 - Fabricating seatbelt brackets
Fri Jul 4 2008 - Fabricating seatbelt brackets
Sat Jul 5 2008 - Fabricating seatbelt brackets
Sun Jul 13 2008 - Fabricating seatbelt brackets
Tue Jul 15 2008 - Fabricating seatbelt brackets
Sat Jul 19 2008 - Fabricating seatbelt brackets
Sun Jul 20 2008 - Fabricating seatbelt brackets
Mon Jul 21 2008 - Fabricating seatbelt brackets
Fri Aug 1 2008 - Oshkosh 2008
Sun Aug 10 2008 - New dog!
Wed Aug 20 2008 - Trimming F-638 seat supports
Thu Aug 21 2008 - Fabricating F-637B and F-637C seat angles
Sat Aug 23 2008 - Flying with Tom Webster / working on seats
Sun Aug 24 2008 - Working on seats and flying with Dick Wetherald
Wed Aug 27 2008 - Drilling right seat
Thu Aug 28 2008 - Drilling new F-776 skin
Sun Aug 31 2008 - Notching F-786 J channel stiffeners
Mon Sep 1 2008 - J-channel stiffeners and joining center and aft fuselage
Sun Sep 7 2008 - Left conical bend
Wed Sep 10 2008 - Right conical bend
Sat Sep 13 2008 - Drilling left longeron
Tue Sep 16 2008 - Drilling right longeron
Wed Sep 17 2008 - Miscellaneous fuselage work
Thu Sep 18 2008 - Working on F-904L (F-704L ?) straps
Tue Sep 23 2008 - Firewall work
Sun Sep 28 2008 - Lee Bottom Fly-in
Sat Oct 4 2008 - Longeron and firewall work
Sun Oct 5 2008 - Front fuselage and firewall
Tue Oct 7 2008 - Drilling firewall and armrests
Sat Oct 11 2008 - Step kit installation
Sun Oct 12 2008 - Step kit installation
Mon Oct 13 2008 - Step kit installation
Tue Oct 14 2008 - Step kit installation
Sat Oct 18 2008 - Step kit installation
Sun Oct 19 2008 - Auxiliary longeron and gussets
Mon Oct 20 2008 - Auxiliary longeron
Thu Oct 23 2008 - Fitting left gear weldment
Sat Oct 25 2008 - Fitting F-713 auxiliary longerons
Sun Oct 26 2008 - Joggle problems
Sun Nov 16 2008 - Aileron boot rings
Tue Nov 18 2008 - Joggle tooling
Wed Nov 19 2008 - Joggle tooling
Sat Nov 22 2008 - Angle joggles
Sun Nov 23 2008 - F-719 Stiffeners and F-717 lower longerons
Tue Nov 25 2008 - Drilling F-719B clips and F-902 bulkheads
Wed Nov 26 2008 - Fitting F-7101 web plates
Thu Nov 27 2008 - Brake pedals and Tofurkey!
Sun Nov 30 2008 - Brake pedals
Mon Dec 1 2008 - Fabricating F-796-B, C, & D
Wed Dec 3 2008 - Drilling F-796-A, B, C, & D
Sat Dec 6 2008 - Drilling rudder pedal bearing blocks
Sun Dec 7 2008 - Fitting rudder pedals
Sun Dec 14 2008 - Floor stiffeners
Mon Dec 15 2008 - Fluted baggage stiffeners
Tue Dec 30 2008 - Baggage compartment side panels
Fri Jan 2 2009 - Extra fuselage stiffeners
Tue Jan 6 2009 - F-706 doublers for extra stiffeners
Wed Jan 7 2009 - F-707 doublers for extra stiffeners
Sat Jan 10 2009 - Fitting gear weldments
Mon Jan 12 2009 - Fitting gear weldments
Tue Jan 13 2009 - Fitting gear weldments
Wed Jan 14 2009 - Fitting gear weldments
Fri Jan 16 2009 - Fitting gear weldments
Sat Jan 17 2009 - Fitting gear weldments
Sun Jan 18 2009 - Stripping powder coating
Mon Jan 19 2009 - Geoff Combs RV-10 visit
Thu Jan 22 2009 - Baggage bulkhead
Sat Jan 24 2009 - Wheel nut modifications
Sun Jan 25 2009 - Miscellaneous fuselage work
Mon Jan 26 2009 - Fitting baggage bulkhead and floors
Thu Jan 29 2009 - New tools
Sat Jan 31 2009 - Fitting gear weldments
Sun Feb 1 2009 - Riveting Sportsman wings
Sat Feb 7 2009 - Fitting gear weldments
Wed Feb 11 2009 - Fabricated F-785B
Fri Feb 13 2009 - Fabricated F-766B
Sun Feb 15 2009 - Fitting F-767 attach plate and seat pans
Wed Feb 18 2009 - Drilling floor plates for nutplates
Thu Feb 26 2009 - EAA9 homebuilders visit
Sat Feb 28 2009 - Fuselage miscellaneous
Mon Mar 2 2009 - Fitting flap weldment
Tue Mar 3 2009 - Finishing kit arrives!
Sat Mar 7 2009 - Fuselage miscellaneous
Sun Mar 8 2009 - Disassembly and deburring
Mon Mar 9 2009 - Disassembly and deburring
Tue Mar 10 2009 - Deburring
Wed Mar 11 2009 - Deburring and fitting F-695 gussets
Sun Mar 15 2009 - Fitting F-695 gussets
Wed Mar 18 2009 - Fitting F-695R
Sat Mar 21 2009 - Fitting F-695L
Sun Mar 22 2009 - Fuselage disassembly
Tue Mar 24 2009 - Disassembling fuselage
Thu Mar 26 2009 - Fitting extra tailcone stiffeners
Sat Mar 28 2009 - Fitting extra tailcone stiffeners
Sun Mar 29 2009 - Fitting extra tailcone stiffeners
Tue Mar 31 2009 - Deburring and dimpling fuselage components
Wed Apr 1 2009 - Deburring and dimpling fuselage components
Sat Apr 4 2009 - Deburring and dimpling fuselage components
Sun Apr 5 2009 - Deburring fuselage components
Wed Apr 8 2009 - Deburring fuselage components
Thu Apr 9 2009 - Deburring fuselage components
Fri Apr 10 2009 - Visit to WhirlWind Propeller
Sat Apr 11 2009 - Deburring and dimpling fuselage components
Sun Apr 12 2009 - Deburring and dimpling fuselage components
Mon Apr 13 2009 - Deburring and dimpling fuselage components
Tue Apr 14 2009 - Dimpling fuselage skins
Wed Apr 15 2009 - Drilling engine mount to firewall
Thu Apr 16 2009 - Drilling engine mount to firewall
Fri Apr 17 2009 - Cleaning and priming fuselage parts
Sat Apr 18 2009 - Priming fuselage parts
Sun Apr 19 2009 - Tailcone assembly
Mon Apr 20 2009 - Installing nutplates
Tue Apr 21 2009 - Installing nutplates
Wed Apr 22 2009 - Riveting doubler blocks
Thu Apr 23 2009 - Drilling engine mount to firewall
Sat Apr 25 2009 - Priming and bulkhead assembly
Sun Apr 26 2009 - Miscellaneous fuselage assembly
Mon Apr 27 2009 - Installing nutplates and firewall reassembly
Wed Apr 29 2009 - Riveting tailcone
Thu Apr 30 2009 - Riveting firewall
Sat May 2 2009 - Riveting firewall and tailcone
Mon May 4 2009 - Installing F-704 doubler blocks
Wed May 6 2009 - Installing nutplates on seat floor ribs
Sat May 9 2009 - Cracked rivets
Sun May 10 2009 - Miscellaneous fuselage work
Mon May 11 2009 - Riveting seat ribs to F-704 bulkhead
Thu May 14 2009 - Dimpling side skins and ribs for aileron pushrood boot rings
Fri May 15 2009 - Drilling the new firewall weldment
Thu May 21 2009 - Visit to Bob Leffler's RV-10 project
Sat May 23 2009 - Prepping for riveting forward fuselage
Sun May 24 2009 - Riveting fuselage center section
Mon May 25 2009 - Fuselage details
Tue May 26 2009 - Fitting floor stiffeners
Sat May 30 2009 - EAA9 Pancake breakfast
Sun May 31 2009 - Floor and armrest stiffeners
Thu Jun 11 2009 - Forward fuselage work
Sat Jun 13 2009 - Flying to Sporty's
Sun Jun 14 2009 - Sealing firewall
Mon Jun 15 2009 - Armrest stiffeners
Wed Jun 17 2009 - Flipped the canoe!
Sat Jun 20 2009 - Drilling aft deck
Sat Jun 27 2009 - New garage workbench
Sun Jun 28 2009 - Armrest modifications
Tue Jun 30 2009 - Working on pushrod tubes
Thu Jul 2 2009 - Riveting aft deck
Fri Jul 3 2009 - Riveting pushrods
Sat Jul 4 2009 - Fitting side rails and F-757 gussets
Sun Jul 5 2009 - Drilling top fuselage skins
Wed Jul 8 2009 - Dimpling top fuselage skins
Fri Jul 10 2009 - Miscellaneous fuselage work
Sat Jul 11 2009 - Deburring heater cover
Sun Jul 12 2009 - Priming fuselage parts
Sat Jul 18 2009 - Fitting side rails
Mon Jul 20 2009 - Miscellaneous fuselage work
Tue Jul 21 2009 - Prep for riveting upper fuselage skins
Wed Jul 22 2009 - Riveting top fuselage skins
Sat Jul 25 2009 - Oshkosh 2009
Sat Aug 1 2009 - Drilling out rivets from F-708
Sun Aug 2 2009 - Priming and installing F-708 bulkhead shims
Wed Aug 5 2009 - Riveting top skins and arm rests
Sat Aug 8 2009 - Drilling and dimpling for static ports
Sun Aug 9 2009 - Forward floor center tunnel cover
Sat Aug 15 2009 - Drilling tunnel cover to floor stiffeners
Sun Aug 16 2009 - Drilling F-938A fuel selector mounting plate
Mon Aug 17 2009 - Drilling and dimpling for nutplates on the floor center covers
Thu Aug 20 2009 - Fuel pump cover and nutplates
Sat Aug 22 2009 - Riveting side rails and starting dog platform
Mon Aug 24 2009 - Dog platform
Fri Aug 28 2009 - Riveting Aaron May's RV-10 vertical stabilizer
Sat Aug 29 2009 - John Furey annual fly-in
Sun Aug 30 2009 - Dog platform
Wed Sep 2 2009 - Shear
Mon Sep 7 2009 - Assembling seat backs
Sat Sep 12 2009 - MERFI 2009
Sat Sep 19 2009 - Installed static ports
Sun Sep 27 2009 - Fabricating dog platform retaining clips
Tue Oct 13 2009 - Fabricating joggle tooling
Wed Oct 14 2009 - Testing joggle tooling
Sat Oct 17 2009 - Building blitz at MRT
Sun Oct 18 2009 - Trimming joggle tabs
Mon Oct 19 2009 - Dog platform
Thu Oct 22 2009 - Wire tie base
Sat Oct 24 2009 - Dog platform
Sun Oct 25 2009 - Dog platform
Tue Oct 27 2009 - Dog platform
Wed Oct 28 2009 - New brake!
Thu Oct 29 2009 - Dog platform
Sun Nov 1 2009 - Dog platform supports
Mon Nov 2 2009 - Dog platform supports
Tue Nov 3 2009 - Dog platform supports
Wed Nov 4 2009 - Dog platform supports
Sat Nov 7 2009 - Ohio Valley RVators birthday party
Sat Nov 28 2009 - Polishing intake pipes
Sun Nov 29 2009 - Kerin's first GA flight!
Sat Dec 19 2009 - Polishing intake pipes
Sat Jan 9 2010 - Anodizing rig
Sun Jan 10 2010 - Current supply
Sat Jan 16 2010 - Flying with Dick Wetherald
Sun Jan 17 2010 - Anodizing current control circuit
Sun Jan 24 2010 - First anodizing test...success!
Sat Jan 30 2010 - Anodizing pushrod tubes
Sun Jan 31 2010 - Anodizing intake pipe flanges
Mon Feb 1 2010 - Anodizing intake pipe flanges
Tue Feb 2 2010 - Anodizing intake pipe flanges
Fri Feb 5 2010 - Dog platform support shims
Sat Feb 6 2010 - Dog platform supports
Thu Feb 11 2010 - Fabricating latching mechanism
Fri Feb 12 2010 - Fabricating latching mechanism
Sat Feb 13 2010 - Dog platform
Mon Feb 15 2010 - Dog platform and latch
Tue Feb 16 2010 - Dog platform supports
Wed Feb 17 2010 - Jig for trimming canopy frame components
Thu Feb 18 2010 - Canopy frame
Sat Feb 20 2010 - Fuselage miscellaneous
Thu Feb 25 2010 - Canopy frame
Thu Mar 11 2010 - Prop and staic line routing
Sat Mar 13 2010 - Miscellaneous tailcone work
Sun Mar 14 2010 - Fitting landing gear weldments
Mon Mar 15 2010 - Relief tube location investigation
Tue Mar 16 2010 - Drilling for relief tube and gear weldment installation
Wed Mar 17 2010 - Control installation
Fri Mar 19 2010 - Priming control pushrods
Sat Mar 20 2010 - Pushrod, control column link, and crotch strap brackets
Sun Mar 21 2010 - Installing crotch strap brackets
Mon Mar 22 2010 - Miscellaneous fuselage work
Tue Mar 23 2010 - Drilling horizontal stabilizer to fuselage
Wed Mar 24 2010 - Drilling horizontal stabilizer to fuselage
Thu Mar 25 2010 - Fabricating shims
Fri Mar 26 2010 - Disassembling horizontal stabilizer
Sat Mar 27 2010 - Removing aft deck and horizontal stabilizer attachment structure
Fri Apr 2 2010 - New parts arrive
Sat Apr 3 2010 - Working on horizontal stabilizer
Tue Apr 6 2010 - Engine arrives
Thu Apr 8 2010 - Reworking horizontal stabilizer attachment
Fri Apr 9 2010 - Horizontal stabilizer rear spar
Sun Apr 11 2010 - (re)dimpling horizontal stabilizer skins
Mon Apr 12 2010 - Misc horizontal stabilizer and fuselage work
Wed Apr 14 2010 - Fabricating aft deck
Thu Apr 15 2010 - Fabricating and fitting aft deck
Fri Apr 16 2010 - B-25s at Urbana
Sat Apr 17 2010 - (re)assembling horizontal stabilizer rear spar
Sun Apr 18 2010 - More horizontal stabilizer assembly
Mon Apr 19 2010 - Finished (re)assembly of horizontal stabilizer
Tue Apr 20 2010 - Aft fuse riveting
Wed Apr 21 2010 - (re)installing aft deck
Thu Apr 22 2010 - (re)drilling horizontal stabilizer to fuselage
Fri Apr 23 2010 - HS front spar doublers and pitch servo mounting
Sat Apr 24 2010 - Autopilot pitch servo
Sun Apr 25 2010 - Mounting elevators
Mon Apr 26 2010 - Fitting elevators
Wed Apr 28 2010 - Fitting elevators and pitch servo
Thu Apr 29 2010 - Installing vertical stabilizer
Fri Apr 30 2010 - Priming and installing doubler on HS spar angle
Sat May 1 2010 - Installing pitch servo brackets
Sun May 2 2010 - Broken adjustable set holder
Mon May 3 2010 - Safety wiring pitch servo
Tue May 4 2010 - Riveting offset plate to vertical stabilizer front spar
Wed May 5 2010 - Contemplating TruTrak servo arm attachment screw
Thu May 6 2010 - Installing rudder
Fri May 7 2010 - Fabricating rudder stops
Sun May 9 2010 - Working on canopy frame
Mon May 10 2010 - Visit to John Bowen's RV-9A project
Wed May 12 2010 - Drilling canopy frame
Thu May 13 2010 - Canopy frame work
Sat May 15 2010 - Prop balancing weekend
Tue May 18 2010 - Fabricated inner canopy frame mounting brackets
Fri May 21 2010 - Refurbished Di-Acro brake
Sun May 23 2010 - Canopy frame work
Mon May 24 2010 - Canopy frame work
Tue May 25 2010 - Fabricating support brackets for center tunnel
Thu May 27 2010 - Starting work on forward top fuselage
Fri May 28 2010 - Riveting canopy frame
Sat May 29 2010 - Canopy frame work
Sun May 30 2010 - Fitting canopy frame to fuselage
Tue Jun 1 2010 - Modifying elevator trim knob
Wed Jun 2 2010 - Sub floor work
Thu Jun 3 2010 - Canopy frame support cover
Sat Jun 5 2010 - Sub floor panel
Sun Jun 6 2010 - Popup tipup bellcranks
Mon Jun 7 2010 - Popup tipup bellcranks and upper forward structure modifications
Thu Jun 10 2010 - Popup tipup modifications
Mon Jun 14 2010 - Sub floor joggle strips
Tue Jun 15 2010 - Sub floor edge supports and firewall panel
Wed Jun 16 2010 - Fitting fireproofing panels
Thu Jun 17 2010 - Visit to Tom Thompson's
Fri Jun 18 2010 - Floor panel and popup tipup mods
Sun Jun 20 2010 - Popup tipup modifications
Mon Jun 21 2010 - Popup tipup modifications
Wed Jun 23 2010 - Popup tipup modifications
Sat Jun 26 2010 - Popup tipup modifications
Mon Jun 28 2010 - Bending sub floor edge strips
Tue Jun 29 2010 - Fabricating vent tube bottom fittings
Wed Jun 30 2010 - Flying with Tom Webster
Thu Jul 1 2010 - Bending vent lines
Fri Jul 2 2010 - Fabricating vent lines
Wed Jul 7 2010 - Popup tipup modificatons
Thu Jul 8 2010 - Popup tipup modifications
Sat Jul 10 2010 - Popup tipup modifications
Sun Jul 11 2010 - Popup tipup modifications
Mon Jul 12 2010 - Popup tipup modifications
Wed Jul 14 2010 - Popup tipup modifications
Sat Jul 17 2010 - Flying with Tom Webster and Scott Thompson
Sun Jul 18 2010 - Testing vent line fittings
Mon Jul 19 2010 - Popup tipup modifications
Tue Jul 20 2010 - Popup tipup modifications and misc work
Mon Jul 26 2010 - Oshkosh 2010
Wed Aug 4 2010 - Fitting canopy frame
Fri Aug 6 2010 - Fabricating canopy/forward skin joint strip
Sat Aug 7 2010 - Fitting sub floor supports
Sun Aug 15 2010 - Adding nutplates to lower longeron
Tue Aug 17 2010 - Tapping nutplates
Thu Aug 19 2010 - Removing right gear weldment and canopy joint plate
Thu Aug 26 2010 - Visit to Joe Trepicone's turbine Lancair project
Sat Sep 11 2010 - Fitting sub floors
Sun Sep 12 2010 - Installing nutplates on lower longeron
Mon Sep 13 2010 - Pilot / pax heat control
Wed Sep 15 2010 - Pilot / pax heat control
Sat Sep 18 2010 - Fabricating glide washers
Tue Sep 21 2010 - Fabricating baffle plate (again)
Wed Sep 22 2010 - Pilot / pax heat control
Thu Sep 23 2010 - Pilot / pax heat control linkage
Sat Sep 25 2010 - Pilot / pax heat control linkage
Sun Sep 26 2010 - Pilot / pax heat control
Mon Sep 27 2010 - Fabricating sub floor stiffeners
Tue Sep 28 2010 - Fabricating sub floor stiffeners
Wed Sep 29 2010 - Fabricating sub floor stiffeners
Thu Sep 30 2010 - Fabricating sub floor stiffeners
Sat Oct 2 2010 - Moving Bob Leffler's RV-10 to the airport
Mon Oct 4 2010 - Insulation attachment bracket prototype
Sat Oct 16 2010 - Riveting John Bowen's RV-9A
Sun Oct 17 2010 - Insulation bracket prototype and flame testing rig
Fri Oct 29 2010 - New benches
Sun Oct 31 2010 - Fabricating blocks for shear hold-down
Tue Nov 2 2010 - Flame testing CS-1900 and fabricating new brackets
Wed Nov 3 2010 - Working on sub floors
Thu Nov 4 2010 - Deburring and dimpling
Sun Nov 7 2010 - Firewall sub panel
Mon Nov 8 2010 - Firewall sub panel and sub floors
Wed Nov 10 2010 - Sub floor details
Thu Nov 11 2010 - Fitting firewall sub panel brackets
Fri Nov 12 2010 - Fitting firewall sub panel brackets
Sat Nov 20 2010 - EAA Chapter 9 Stearman project
Sun Nov 21 2010 - Fabricating and fitting bowden cable brackets
Mon Nov 22 2010 - Changing o-rings on brake components
Sat Dec 4 2010 - Fitting firewall sub panels
Mon Dec 6 2010 - Reassembling master cylinders
Thu Dec 9 2010 - Fabricating new brake line bracket
Fri Dec 10 2010 - Drilling left firewall sub panel
Sat Dec 11 2010 - Flying with Tom Webster
Mon Dec 13 2010 - Installing infrared heater
Mon Dec 20 2010 - Priming sub floor and sub firewall components
Tue Dec 21 2010 - Riveting sub floor panels
Wed Dec 22 2010 - Riveting nutplates to sub panels and brackets
Thu Dec 23 2010 - Microstop for right angle drill
Mon Dec 27 2010 - Riveting firewall sub panel brackets
Wed Dec 29 2010 - Brake line bracket
Thu Dec 30 2010 - Fabricating brake line bracket
Sat Jan 1 2011 - Fabricating antenna doublers
Sun Jan 2 2011 - Comm antenna
Mon Jan 3 2011 - Antenna doublers
Tue Jan 4 2011 - Priming
Fri Jan 7 2011 - Riveting misc fuselage components
Thu Jan 13 2011 - Mounting antennas
Sat Jan 15 2011 - Trimming spar covers and brackets
Wed Jan 19 2011 - Fuel filter / fuel pump interconnect line
Sat Jan 22 2011 - CMH Tower tour
Tue Jan 25 2011 - Fuel line work
Wed Jan 26 2011 - Building tubing straightener
Thu Jan 27 2011 - Building tubing straightener
Sat Jan 29 2011 - Fuel line tubing
Sun Feb 6 2011 - Fabricating bending blocks
Wed Feb 9 2011 - Fabricating bending blocks
Thu Feb 10 2011 - Fabricating bending blocks
Fri Feb 11 2011 - Fuel line tubing
Sun Feb 13 2011 - Fuel line tubing
Tue Feb 15 2011 - Fuel line tubing
Wed Feb 16 2011 - Fuel line tubing
Thu Feb 17 2011 - Fuel line tubing
Sat Feb 19 2011 - Fuel line tubing
Sun Feb 20 2011 - Fuel line tubing
Mon Feb 21 2011 - Fuel line tubing
Tue Feb 22 2011 - Fuel line tubing
Wed Feb 23 2011 - Fuel line tubing
Fri Feb 25 2011 - Fuel line tubing
Sat Feb 26 2011 - Fuel line tubing
Sun Feb 27 2011 - Fuel line tubing
Tue Mar 1 2011 - Vent line tubing
Thu Mar 3 2011 - Fuel line tubing
Fri Mar 4 2011 - Fuel line tubing
Sun Mar 6 2011 - Purge line check valve
Mon Mar 7 2011 - Purge line check valve
Tue Mar 8 2011 - AN Threads
Sat Mar 12 2011 - Vent line tubing
Sun Mar 13 2011 - Purge line tubing
Fri Mar 18 2011 - Behind the scenes tour at Air Force Musuem
Sat Mar 19 2011 - Flying with Tom Webster
Tue Mar 22 2011 - Purge line tubing
Sat Mar 26 2011 - Parking brake valve mounting and handle
Sun Mar 27 2011 - Parking brake valve mounting
Mon Mar 28 2011 - Parking brake valve mounting
Thu Mar 31 2011 - Parking brake valve
Fri Apr 1 2011 - Riveting on John Bowen's RV-9A
Tue Apr 5 2011 - Brake lines
Wed Apr 6 2011 - Fabricating spacer washers
Sat Apr 9 2011 - Anodizing Sportsman 2+2 parts
Sun Apr 10 2011 - Anodizing Sportsman 2+2 (and RV) parts
Thu Apr 21 2011 - Brake lines
Tue Apr 26 2011 - Brake lines
Wed Apr 27 2011 - Parking brake fitting interference?
Sat Apr 30 2011 - Brake lines
Sun May 1 2011 - Brake lines
Sun May 8 2011 - Miscellaneous
Mon May 9 2011 - Parking brake fittings
Tue May 17 2011 - Brake lines
Wed May 18 2011 - Brake lines
Fri May 20 2011 - Sikaflex RV-9A canopy
Sun May 22 2011 - Firewall doubler for fuel lines
Mon May 23 2011 - Custom check valve
Tue May 31 2011 - Firewall fuel and purge lines
Sat Jun 11 2011 - Fuel lines
Fri Jun 17 2011 - Fuel lines
Sun Jun 19 2011 - Fuel lines
Sun Jul 3 2011 - Fuel lines
Fri Jul 8 2011 - Space Shuttle Atlantis STS-135
Sun Jul 24 2011 - Oshkosh 2011
Mon Jul 25 2011 - Oshkosh 2011
Tue Jul 26 2011 - Oshkosh 2011
Wed Jul 27 2011 - Oshkosh 2011
Thu Jul 28 2011 - Oshkosh 2011
Fri Jul 29 2011 - Oshkosh 2011
Wed Aug 3 2011 - Brake lines
Thu Aug 4 2011 - Brake lines
Sat Aug 6 2011 - Brake lines
Sat Aug 13 2011 - Brake lines
Sun Aug 14 2011 - Brake lines
Tue Aug 16 2011 - Re-fitting sub floor panels
Sat Sep 17 2011 - Visiting Brent Owens' and Tom Thompson's projects
Tue Sep 20 2011 - Sub floor panel mods
Wed Sep 21 2011 - Sub floor panel mods
Thu Sep 22 2011 - Sub floor panel mods
Sat Sep 24 2011 - Firewall sub panel mods
Sun Sep 25 2011 - Sub floor panels
Mon Sep 26 2011 - Elevator pushrod boot
Tue Sep 27 2011 - Countersinking step plates
Wed Sep 28 2011 - Pitch trim placard
Sat Oct 1 2011 - Baggage floor toolbox, tiedown ring storage, and static line routing
Sun Oct 2 2011 - Baggage floor toolbox
Sun Oct 9 2011 - Interior paint color and priming toolbox
Mon Oct 10 2011 - Prepping for step installation
Tue Oct 11 2011 - Riveting steps
Wed Oct 12 2011 - Baggage toolbox latches
Thu Oct 13 2011 - Baggage floor toolbox
Sun Oct 16 2011 - Baggage floor toolbox finished
Mon Oct 17 2011 - Fuselage misc
Thu Oct 20 2011 - Misc fuselage work
Fri Oct 21 2011 - Stick boot rings
Sat Oct 22 2011 - Zenith 750 visit and stick boot rings
Sun Oct 23 2011 - Stick boot rings
Tue Oct 25 2011 - Zip tie mounts
Tue Nov 1 2011 - Smoke oil line
Wed Nov 2 2011 - Step mounting bolts and smoke oil line
Fri Nov 4 2011 - Tiedown ring storage mount
Sun Nov 6 2011 - Smoke oil line
Mon Nov 7 2011 - Smoke oil line
Tue Nov 8 2011 - Smoke oil line
Sat Nov 12 2011 - Smoke oil line
Mon Nov 14 2011 - Smoke oil line
Tue Nov 15 2011 - Smoke oil line
Sat Nov 19 2011 - Smoke oil and fuselage miscellaneous
Sat Dec 3 2011 - Elevator pushrod
Sun Dec 4 2011 - Elevator pushrod
Mon Dec 5 2011 - Elevator pushrod
Fri Dec 30 2011 - Over baggage lighting
Sun Jan 22 2012 - Elevator pushrod
Mon Jan 23 2012 - Smoke oil line
Tue Jan 24 2012 - Anodizing parts
Wed Jan 25 2012 - Anodizing and purge check valve
Thu Mar 8 2012 - Break pedals and new job