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Cozy MKIV Builder's Log Book -
July, 2004 through December, 2004

DATE DESCRIPTION TIME

7/9/04
  1. Begin installation of Stowitts altitude hold system
  2. 5 min. epoxy parking brake cable support reinforcement in place
3 hrs
7/10/04
  1. Continue altitude hold / trim system rewiring - doesn't work - need Paul Stowitts' help
2 hrs
7/16/04
  1. Work on starter / magneto with Jim Sower in Blacksburg, VA
4 hrs
7/17/04
  1. Work on nose gear / rudder pedals / nose reglassing with Jim Sower
8 hrs
7/18/04
  1. Work on nose gear / rudder pedals / nose reglassing with Jim Sower
10 hrs
7/19/04
  1. Work on nose gear / rudder pedals / nose reglassing with Jim Sower
10 hrs
7/21/04
  1. Re-time magneto with Chrissi/Randi in Joe Rosa's hangar in Creve Coeur, MO
10 hrs
8/8/04
  1. Take measurements, bring home parts - prepare for Condition Inspection work
1 hrs
8/19/04
  1. Remove left magneto -with A&P - examine mag and accessory case for damage per Ken Miller's recommendation
2 hrs
8/25/04
  1. Replace tires, tubes, brake pads
6 hrs
8/26/04
  1. Replace two rear headset mono/stereo switches with pushbuttons to prevent damage
  2. Swap fixed nose gear mechanism
4 hrs
8/28/04
  1. Glass lip on nose gear cover for air sealing and attachment
  2. Remove rudder pedal hardware - bring home
2 hrs
8/29/04
  1. Glass 4 BID triangle for O2 mounting tabs and 6 BID bracket
  2. Glass UNI pitch trim spring per Davenport instructions
  3. Fab spacers for rudder pedals - modify sliders with keepers
4 hrs
8/30/04
  1. Trim and sand all layups
  2. Prime rudder pedals with Zinc Oxide green primer
  3. Flox / BID bracket to pitch trim spring
  4. Glass 5 BID pad repair to nose door
3 hrs
8/31/04
  1. Trim and sand all layups
1 hrs
9/4/04
  1. Reinstall rudder pedals
  2. Install O2 brackets and tank
  3. Start Condition Inspection at nose - work rearward
  4. Installl teflon hinge pins in lower rudder hinges
8 hrs
9/5/04
  1. Continue Condition Inspection
  2. Remove outer aileron pushrodes - replace 6 MM-3's bearings with XM-3's
4 hrs
9/6/04
  1. Reinstall pushrods
  2. Continue Condition Inspection
  3. Run wires for elctronic ignition and Landing Brake warning lights
6 hrs
9/10/04
  1. Remove rest of aileron pushrods for XM-3 replacement
  2. Finish wiring run
  3. Continue Condition Inspection
6 hrs
9/15/04
  1. Change oil
  2. Check compression - all good
3 hrs
9/16/04
  1. Get Altimeter, Static, Transponder certification at Aviation Electronics at Hanscom
  2. Replace some static tubing with Norprene
4 hrs
9/20/04
  1. Adjust Navaid Autopilot Servo - center correctly
  2. Shorten small lower cowling extra baffle to equalize Cylinder 1 & 3 CHT's
  3. Clean canopy/canard L.E.
  4. Re-glue cockpit access door cover velcro
  5. Lubricate / loosen rudder / brake pedal sliders
  6. Drill water drain hole copilot foot area
3 hrs
10/7/04
  1. Silicone seal air vents - no air leakage
  2. Tighten nose strut internal bolt on NG-6A
  3. Fix Bose headset power connector
  4. Adjust O2 tank mounts - silicone buttons
  5. Work on canopy weatherseal - seals better at front corner
  6. Install canopy lift lock to replace broken one
  7. Clean canopy
  8. Start removal of left magneto - swap left side spark plug wires from top to bottom
3 hrs
10/8/04
  1. Continue magneto/spacer/stud removal/replacement
  2. Layup 2 BID on cracks in right wheel pant
3 hrs
10/9/04
  1. Start installation of EMAG P-Mag Electronic Ignition
6 hrs
10/10/04
  1. Re-install right wheel pant - grind more clearance around tire.
  2. Finish installation of EMAG P-Mag Electronic Ignition
  3. Re-install carb heat cable bracket on airbox with rivets/flox/2 BID
3 hrs
     
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PREVIOUS POST-BUILD TOTAL: 264 hrs PERIOD'S TOTAL: XX hrs
BUILD TOTAL: 2990 hrs POST BUILD TOTAL: XX hrs

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