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Cozy MKIV Builder's Log Book -
June, 2003 through December, 2003

DATE DESCRIPTION TIME

6/2/03
  1. Sand and trim wheelpants and spinner
  2. First micro on wheelpants
2 hrs
6/4/03
  1. Sand wheelpants
  2. Second micro on wheelpants
1 hrs
6/6/03
  1. Sand wheelpants
  2. Glass rest of 5 BID camloc flange on wheel pants
2 hrs
6/7/03
  1. Trim and sand wheelpants
  2. First primer coat on wheelpants
2 hrs
6/8/03
  1. Second primer coat on wheelpants
  2. Third primer coat on wheelpants
  3. Fourth primer coat on wheelpants
2 hrs
6/14/03
  1. Sand wheelpants with 100 grit
  2. Sand wheelpants with 220 grit
2 hrs
6/15/03
  1. Sand wheelpants with 320 grit
1 hrs
7/12/03
  1. Mount and flight test wheelpants
1 hrs
7/19/03
  1. Paint wheelpants and spinner flowguide
3 hrs
8/23/03
  1. First day of Conditional Inspection
  2. Work on sealing air leaks in nose area and landing brake area
5 hrs
8/24/03
  1. Second day of Conditional Inspection
  2. Work on sealing air leaks in nose area and landing brake area
5 hrs
8/29/03
  1. Third day of Conditional Inspection
  2. Re-install sealed canard
  3. Install reinforcements (5/16" OD x 3/16" ID aluminum tubing)  in canopy latching screw area in upper longeron - 3 places
3 hrs
9/5/03
  1. Last day of Conditional Inspection - Engine Area: Done
  2. Re-seal carburetor heat flapper valve
3 hrs
9/6/03
  1. Put engine compartment back together
  2. Baffle lower cowl to cool #3 better
  3. Adjust seatbelts
5 hrs
9/13/03
  1. Begin jumper plug installation - layup mount, bend bracket, start wiring breaker, light
  2. Start installing 12V aux. power outlet
5 hrs
9/17/03
  1. Continue (1) and (2) above
  2. Perform compression check - find blow-by problem - need TOH
5 hrs
10/20/03
  1. Finish jumper plug installation
  2. Begin running G.S. antenna coax in fuselage
  3. Begin NAV-122 installation - move NAVAID in panel
6 hrs
10/23/03
  1. Complete physical NAVAID and NAV-122 move
  2. Tighten airbox screws, mixture screw on cable arm
6 hrs
10/24/03
  1. Run G.S. antenna cable out strake
  2. Install rear headrests
  3. Wire Karmic harness for NAV-122
3 hrs
10/31/03
  1. Finish G.S. antenna in strake
  2. Replace switch for left rear headset
2 hrs
11/8/03
  1. Fix broken L.B. spring
  2. Inflate tires
  3. Check Odyssey battery fit
  4. Diagnose starter problem
2 hrs
11/9/03
  1. Remove starter
2 hrs
11/15/03
  1. Install wiring for NAV-122
  2. Install switches for autopilot (GPS/NAV) and Audio (NAV/Aux)
3 hrs
11/21/03
  1. Replace starter
  2. Replace switch for left rear headset (again!!)
  3. Install switch labels on I.P.
2 hrs
11/22/03
  1. Remove extra baffle for #3 cylinder - #1 running too hot and #3 too cool
  2. Test fly with no extra baffle - will re-install with 1/3 previous baffle
1 hrs
12/27/03
  1. Oil Change
1 hrs
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PREVIOUS POST-BUILD TOTAL: 128 hrs PERIOD'S TOTAL: 75 hrs
BUILD TOTAL: 2990 hrs POST BUILD TOTAL: 203 hrs

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