BUILD WINGS / CANARD
completed wings, winglets and canard, as well as molded ailerons, rudders
and elevators all finished through primer with Com and Nav
FAST BUILD FUSELAGE
Includes installed carbon door beams, bulkheads and
firewall, instrument panel and conduit ducts with top and bottom fuselage
halves permanently joined, glassed and finished through primer; upper and
lower cowlings removed and flanged; and doors aligned and attached to the
fuselage with internal hardware installed.
Also installed are the landing gear axles, tires, windshield and all
Interconnected rudder pedals with dual toe brakes, upgraded
main wheels, heavy-duty brakes and center keel drop down controls.
TIME: 4,700+ hours / 78 months to first flight.
The building time above does not count planning,
research, ordering, task preparation, shop cleaning time, and other
associated building activities; which add numerous hours both inside and
outside the shop. After completing
the airplane, I estimate that another 20% additional time is spent on these
activities. Also, the log does not
consider any building time
contributed by friends and family members which add up to the total
For the most part, the building sequence follows the
sections in the manual. Therefore,
tasks grouped in a particular section here probably did not follow my
actual building sequence, for which I kept a log.