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Cozy MKIV Builder's Log Book - July, 2002

DATE DESCRIPTION TIME

7/4/02
  1. Prime last coat on bolt covers, strake spots, interior layups
  2. Wash and wax all top and side surfaces
  3. Silicone seal right wing bolt hole recess
  4. Build wing tip support for assembly
  5. Test run engine - check magnetos L&R - one minute
5 hrs
7/6/02
  1. Put rugs on engine support to use as inner wing support for assembly
  2. Install middle upholstery velcro - front seats
  3. Adjust Navaid autopilot
  4. Charge Battery
  5. Remove wings and canard
  6. Clean up garage - get stuff together for move - put stuff in basement
5 hrs
7/7/02
  1. Take airplane to Fitchburg airport on flatbed car carrier - no wings
  2. Reassemble canard at airport
  3. Fix broken nose worm gear - rotate 180 degrees
6 hrs
7/13/02
  1. Move wings to ariport with Joe and Claude
  2. Assemble - need new wing bolts - too short!
  3. Run engine 5 min - 1000-1500 RPM - Vacuum OK
4 hrs
7/14/02
  1. Install vortilons with clear Silicone
  2. Install new hose clamp on Navaid servo
  3. Test and oil carb heat and mixture cables
  4. Test DG - OK
  5. Do low speed taxi tests
  6. Check EGT/CHT - needs work - something wrong
  7. Sand an polish wing bolt covers - wax
5 hrs
7/18/02
  1. Perform W&B at Liebfried Aviation (FIT)
2 hrs
7/19/02
  1. Engrave data plate
1 hrs
7/20/02
  1. Replace wing bolts with longer ones - replace nuts
  2. Grease nose gears - check handle alignment
  3. Check alarm wiring - OK
  4. Fix EGT/CHT pin connections with Claude
  5. Install upholstery velcro
  6. Install CO2 detector
  7. Determine new battery position in nose for CG location - run wires and ring terminals
  8. Perform taxi testing to 35 - 40 mph
7 hrs
7/21/02
  1. Continue battery wiring and locating
  2. Install data plate
  3. Adjust taxi/landing light elevation/azimuth
  4. Perform taxi testing to 55 - 60 mph
3 hrs
7/25/02
  1. Familiarization flight with Bob Misterka
2 hrs
7/26/02
  1. Layup new battery tray for nose mounting
  2. Make nutplate for tray
2 hrs
7/27/02
  1. Glass battery tray in place in nose
  2. Apply "name" vinyl decal (Precious Time)
  3. Re-check D.G. - correct within 0.1" using wing L.E. as reference
  4. Move canopy seal to canopy
  5. Install velcro pen and pencil holder
  6. Install water drain for fuselage top
  7. Tie wrap and silicone primer lines
  8. Safety wire exhaust hose clamps
  9. Wrap brake lines w/ electrical tape
8 hrs
7/28/02
  1. Finish nose battery installation
  2. Placard I.P./etc.
  3. Fuel 10 gal. each tank - mark gauges @ 5 gallon increments
6 hrs
7/29/02
  1. Check compass - remove from panel
  2. Taxi test with Deanie - to 70 mph
2 hrs
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PREVIOUS TOTAL: 2912 hrs MONTH TOTAL: 58 hrs
OVERALL TOTAL: 2970 hrs

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