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Cozy MKIV Builder's Log Book - July 2000

DATE DESCRIPTION TIME

7/2/00
  1. Trim and sand heat duct layup - rear fuselage
  2. Finish mounting cabin heat valve
  3. Continue fitting top cowl and baffliing
  4. Start oil cooler exit shroud planning
  5. Discover ENGINE MOUNT FABB'ED INCORRECTLY - APPROXIMATELY 1 1/2" LOW!!!
5 hrs
7/3/00
  1. Remove engine and mount - send mount to AeroCad
  2. Clean up
  3. Switch wings
3 hrs
7/4/00
  1. Prepare right wing for mounting
1 hrs
7/5/00
  1. Make right strobe mount plate - 1/4" plywood
  2. Mount right wing
  3. Fit cowls to right wing and each other
  4. Sand all wing layup areas
4 hrs
7/6/00
  1. Layup 5 BID cowling/wing lower flange
  2. Flox strobe mount plate in place - right wing tip
  3. Flox carb heat flap bushings into airbox
  4. Micro damage on left winglet tip
  5. Cut bottom cowl baffles from 1/4" foam
  6. Cug glass for bottom cowl baffles
  7. glass bottom cowl baffles 1 BID both sides
5 hrs
7/7/00
  1. Sand and trim previous layups
  2. Sand foam for right wing/strake joint - cut 2 BID glass
  3. Glass right wing/strake joint
  4. Glass 5 BID top cowl wing upper flange
  5. Glass 1 BID wing lower flange reinforcement
  6. Glass 1 BID strobe mount plate
  7. Re-bend crank breather tube
  8. Make new 1/8" aluminum exhaust pipe supports - install
  9. Attach Navaid servo to pushrod with linkage - need to adjust
  10. Mount tie wrap holder on autopilot servo box
6 hrs
7/8/00
  1. Trim and sand previous layups
  2. Glass 1 BID reinforcement wing upper flange
  3. Trim and fit lower cowling baffles to fit - glass side baffles in place 1 BID - micro and glass forward baffle
  4. Shorten autopilot servo feed wires
  5. Drill pilot holes in lower wing flange and cowling
5 hrs
7/10/00
  1. Trim and sand previous layups
  2. Mount top cowl - prepare for rear flange layups
  3. Drill pilot holes in upper wing flange and cowling
  4. Layup 5 BID rear inner top cowl flange
2 hrs
7/12/00
  1. Trim and sand previous layups
  2. Jig cowls together for outer rear flange layup
  3. Layup 5 BID outer rear flange layup
  4. Layup 1 BID rest of lower forward baffle
2 hrs
7/13/00
  1. Trim and sand previous layups
  2. Fit top cowling rear rib - cleco in place
  3. Flox top cowling rear rib in place
  4. Glass 1 BID outside right rear cowl flange
2 hrs
7/15/00
  1. Trim and sand previous layups
  2. Cut glass for top cowling rear rib, bottom cowling patches, wing/strake interface joint
2 hrs
7/16/00
  1. Trim and sand previous layups
  2. Prepare wing strake for 1st micro
  3. Sand top of left wing - prepare for 2nd micro
5 hrs
7/18/00
  1. Continue prep for next micro
1 hrs
7/19/00
  1. Micro top right wing and strake
3 hrs
7/22/00
  1. Continue micro top right wing and strake and left wing 2nd coat
2 hrs
7/27/00
  1. Sand top left wing and right wing
2 hrs
7/28/00
  1. Sand right wing
2 hrs
7/29/00
  1. Finish sanding right wing and winglet
  2. Clean both wings
  3. Micro both wings
4 hrs
7/30/00
  1. Sand both wings - prep for last micro on top surface
  2. Micro right wing and winglet - touch up left wing
  3. Start preparation for rudder stops - adjustable
6 hrs
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PREVIOUS TOTAL: 2100 hrs MONTH TOTAL: 62 hrs
CHAPTER 23: 245 hrs OVERALL TOTAL: 2162 hrs
CHAPTER 25: 28 hrs

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