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Cozy MKIV Builder's Log Book -
January, 2004 through June, 2004

DATE DESCRIPTION TIME

4/23/04
  1. Oil Change
  2. Install more supports for 3 primer lines
3 hrs
4/24/04
  1. Plug broken promer line
  2. Install 12V adapter for Bose headset - 9V regulator in battery box
  3. Fix broken LB spring
  4. Start fixing fuel cap braids - break left fuel cap - order two more spares
4 hrs
5/2/04
  1. Fix/Install left fuel cap
1 hrs
5/5/04
  1. Check right fuel cap - adjust
  2. Remove nose gear and mechanism - prepare for Wilhelmson electric nose lift installation
  3. Strip hardware off nose gear strut
  4. Prepare Jack's hardware for installation - prepare to drill screw holes
  5. Pick out screws for hardware
5 hrs
5/7/04
  1. Drill holes in NG6A and NG2
  2. Flox all hardware in place on nose strut
  3. Begin test fit of strut and mechanism in plane
6 hrs
5/8/04
  1. Continue installation of nose gear per Jack's plans
  2. Finish mechanical installation
  3. Vacuum whole aircraft
6 hrs
5/10/04
  1. Finish Electrical installation of nose gear
6 hrs
5/12/04
  1. Cut nose gear manual extension tube to length - drill hole
  2. Make cover form - foam
  3. Touch up I.P.  with black paint
  4. Glass 2-3 BID nose gear cover
6 hrs
5/14/04
  1. Install NG cover
  2. Seal air leaks around nose gear
3 hrs
5/30/04
  1. Fabricate extension rod seal - 2 UNI and RTV
  2. JB Weld on prop L.E. dings
5 hrs
6/1/04
  1. Layup 10 / 8 / 10 UNI mounting b racket for Landing Brake actuator per Bob Bittner's design
3 hrs
6/2/04
  1. Trim LB bracket
  2. Drill mounting holes in bracket
1 hrs
6/10/04
  1. Remove Spinner - Layup 3 UNI reinforcements under screw hole area
  2. Sand and trim above layup
1 hrs
6/12/04
  1. Remount spinner with large washers
  2. Drill and use one large washer for top right wheel pants camloc
  3. Fabricate nutplates for LB actuator bracket
2 hrs
6/16/04
  1. Layup LB actuator extension - flox and 15 UNI wrap
  2. Trim and sand above layup
  3. Begin wiring of actuator
4 hrs
6/19/04
  1. Finish LB actuator wiring
  2. Install nutplates with flox and 3 UNI
3 hrs
6/21/04
  1. Install actuator and connectors
  2. Clean engine
  3. Vacuum interior
2 hrs
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PREVIOUS POST-BUILD TOTAL: 203 hrs PERIOD'S TOTAL: 61 hrs
BUILD TOTAL: 2990 hrs POST BUILD TOTAL: 264 hrs

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