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Cozy MKIV Builder's Log Book -
October, 2002 through May, 2003

DATE DESCRIPTION TIME

10/17/02
  1. Silicone seal carb heat flapper valve to enhance cabin heat - test - works much better
  2. Install cockpit access door cover with velcro
  3. Install AUX input (1/8" stereo jack) for intercom
5 hrs
10/22/02
  1. Work with "Aviation Electronics" at Hanscom Field on altimeter/encoder/pitot/static system check. Replace vacuum filter, check transponder and install new cable
  2. Remove dead starter
5 hrs
1025/02
  1. Replace semi fixed starter - test - still need new starter and ring hear
3 hrs
11/8/02
  1. Install rebuilt starter and new ring gear
6 hrs
11/9/02
  1. Tighten landing gear bolts
  2. Replace one taxi light H3 bulb with 100 watt bulb
  3. Replace landing gear cover screws with torx screws
  4. Begin battery trickle charger port installation under canard
4 hrs
12/15/02
  1. Change oil and filter
2 hrs
12/21/02
  1. Adjust microphone levels in radio - eliminate hum
  2. Adjust vacuumm pressure to 4.75 - 5.0 in HG
  3. Flip master switch
3 hrs
3/16/02
  1. Replace nose door screws/nutplates with camlocs
2 hrs
3/23/02
  1. Replace 6 top cowl screws/nutplates with camlocs
  2. Move battery to main spar
  3. Fab hold downs for 26.5 lb. lead weight
4 hrs
3/25/02
  1. Finish 26.5 lb weight hold downs
  2. Tie wrap battery cables in nose - no movement
1 hrs
4/13/02
  1. Glass 5 BID lip on inside wheel pants
  2. Mount spinner backplate under propeller
  3. Replace 4 more top cowl screws/nutplates with camlocs
6 hrs
5/3/02
  1. Add washers to elevator pins at hinges
  2. Modify ballast hold downs - use velcro
  3. Replace last 5 top cowl screws/nutplates with camlocs
  4. Replace Attitude Indicator - adjust vacuum to 5.0 in HG
4 hrs
5/4/02
  1. Glass 5 BID cover for fuel valve area
  2. Glass covers for rear spar openings behind rear seats
  3. Continue mounting wheel pants
5 hrs
5/10/02
  1. Install fuel valve cover
  2. Install main spar access hole(s) cover
  3. Continue wheel pants work - fit brackets to gear legs
6 hrs
5/17/02
  1. Install nutplates on wheel pants brackets
  2. Glass 5/16" pads for axle screw mounting
2 hrs
5/24/02
  1. Trim and drill holes for axle mounting screws in pads
1 hrs
5/30/02
  1. Finish fitting wheel pants to gear legs
  2. Remove spinner - need reinforcement
6 hrs
5/31/02
  1. Glass fairings on wheel pants
  2. Glass reinforcements on spinner interior
4 hrs
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PREVIOUS POST-BUILD TOTAL: 59 hrs PERIOD'S TOTAL: 69 hrs
BUILD TOTAL: 2990 hrs POST BUILD TOTAL: 128 hrs

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