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Cozy MKIV Builder's Log Book - December 1998

DATE DESCRIPTION TIME

12/5/98
  1. Begin installing ribs - flox R33 and R57 in place
  2. Micro and 1 BID R33 and R57
  3. Layup 4 BID sump in place on fuselage
  4. Flox BAB bulkhead in place
4 hrs
12/6/98
  1. Flox DB and TTE in place
  2. Cut access hole in strake underneath for outer bolts
  3. Layout and begin cutting holes for fuel cap and fuel sensor in strake top
2 hrs
12/12/98
  1. Trim and sand previous layups and sump
  2. Finish fuel sensor and cap holes - cut foam for sensor bottom
  3. Fit top strake - trim ribs
  4. Cut and fit mini-rib in front of drain hole - fit plate for drain
5 hrs
12/13/98
  1. Cut glass for fuel sensor/cap areas
  2. Cut glass for rear inside top strake layup
  3. Sand inside top strake for epoxy layer - mark ribs
  4. Cut and fit wire mesh for fuel sump hole
  5. Begin fitting vent and fuel injection return lines
3 hrs
12/19/98
  1. Lay up rest of rib 1 BID layups
  2. Micro and glass vent lines in place
  3. Flox and glass fuel cap and sender plate in place
  4. Flox and glass drain plate in place in strake bottom
  5. Layup 1 BID trailing edge strake top
6 hrs
12/20/98
  1. Cut glass for T-hat ribs and reinforcements and sump
  2. Layup epoxy layer - inside top strake
2 hrs
12/24/98
  1. Tape inside of strake top for T-hat layups
2 hrs
12/25/98
  1. Flox, micro and glass 2 BID "T-hat" sections - place top striake and weigh down.
3 hrs
12/29/98
  1. Remove top strake
  2. Trim and sand all T-Hat layups - prepare for 1 BID reinforcing layups
  3. Begin micro and 1 BID T-Hat to ribs
  4. Remove wood end block from spar (for positioning of strake)
  5. Flox lip on fuselage for strake top sealing
7 hrs
12/31/98
  1. Sand and trim previous layups
  2. Cut glass for rest of T-Hat reinforcing layups
  3. Glass 1 BID T-Hat reinforcing layups
  4. Start urethane pour foam behind TTE rib
  5. Refill and clean epoxy pump
  6. Cut glass for rest of top strake layups
5 hrs
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PREVIOUS TOTAL: 1709 hrs MONTH TOTAL: 39 hrs
CHAPTER 21: 153 hrs OVERALL TOTAL: 1748 hrs

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