Chapter 2 - Bill of Materials

This seems like a simple chapter but it takes quite a bit of studying and review. The first thing I did after reading through the chapter was to mark it up from the newsletters. The plans changes and tips point out a few things that have changed. I made these marks on both the category lists and the chapter lists. I then compared the chapter two list with the list from Wicks (only chapters 4 - 12 so far). There are a few differences. These include:

The next area was to study each chapter and compare the instructions with the bill of materials for the chapter. This is to make sure that each part is understood.

This chapter can then be used to place orders for various parts and materials.

Building Expenses

Following is a table of the expenses associated with building this airplane.
Date Description Cost
Nov 4, 1999 Initial order to Wicks. This includes all the materials for chapters 4, 5, 6, and 7. It also includes some basic tools. 5 gallons MGS epoxy and associated hardener, decimal tape measure, straight edge, epoxy mixing cups, brushes, mixing sticks, squeegee, fabric shears, sandpaper, epoxy pump, butyl gloves, respirator, peel ply, smart level, alumiprep, and alodine. 1646.52
Feb 4, 2000 Vance Atkinson Fuel Gauges. 35.00
Mar 11, 2000 Materials for fuselage assemply jig, glue gun. Home Depot 43.00
Mar 22, 2000 Nut plates, countersink, rotory cutter, cutting pads. Wicks. 102.42
Mar 22, 2000 Antenna Builders Special. RST 35.00
Mar 22, 2000 12" long 1/4" drill bit. Saw horses. 1x2's for fuse bottom. Home Depot 31.64
Apr 21, 2000 Main gear strut and nose strut. Feather Lite 659.00
Apr 26, 2000 15 yds. BID and more microballoons. Wicks 89.46
Jun 2, 2000 100' RG-58/U coax, rosin core solder. Radio Shack 24.00
Jun 9, 2000 Parts and hardware for chapters 8 and 9. This includes bolts, screws, nuts, washers, one seatbelt, aluminum, wood, Nylaflow tubing and fittings. Wicks 395.71
Jun 9, 2000 Step, two MKMGA tubes, and four MKMG-4 bushings. Brock 165.81
Jun 13, 2000 Brushes, screws, and epoxy. Aircraft Spruce 163.36
Jun 15, 2000 Epoxy and hardener. The Composite Store 143.43
Sep 9, 2000 Electric Landing Brake kit. Composite Design 300.00
Jun 1, 2001 Materials for chapters 10-12 plus extra cups, brushes, mask filter, glove liners, and a rivet squeezer. Wicks 507.33
Jun 11, 2001 Canard and elevator hardware. Brock 663.71
Jun 16, 2001 Dowels, boards, tape, and other basic needs to build canard. Home Depot 37.00
Jul 11, 2001 Microspheres. Wicks 12.44
Oct 29, 2001 Extra UNI tape, extra rivets. Wicks 15.40
Nov 25, 2001 Jigging materials and extra for chapter 14. Home Depot 62.30
Nov 28, 2001 Chapter 14 materials. Wicks 403.96
May 20, 2002 Nose Lift, MKNG-6A. Jack Wilhelmson 1665.00
Jun 3, 2002 Chapter 13 materials. Wicks 405.23
Jun 3, 2002 MK-AA, MKNG-4, CS-13. Brock Mfg. 409.00
Jul 12, 2002 Epoxy, brushes. Wicks 132.37
Sep 16, 2002 Rudder Pedals, Dennis Oelmann 350.00
Sep 27, 2002 Assorted hardware, lexan, tools. Wicks 108.38
Jan 10, 2003 Wheel and brakes, Infinity Aerospace 1285.00
Jan 13, 2003 Assorted screws, bolts, etc., Wicks 15.40
Jan 20, 2003 Chapter 19 and 20 parts. Wicks 1634.16
Feb 7, 2003 Wing and aileron parts. Brock Mfg. 236.11
Jul 3, 2003 Assorted hardware, gloves, cups. Wicks 79.72
Aug 1, 2003 Chapter 15, 16, 17, 18, and 21 parts. Wicks 1775.98
Oct 2, 2003 Chapter 24 parts. Wicks 217.95
Oct 6, 2003 Parts for controls and canopy. Brock Mfg. 580.11
Oct 20, 2003 Assorted hardware. Wicks 33.37
Feb 4, 2004 Epoxy, brushes. Wicks 437.24
Mar 3, 2004 Brackets, roll trim handle. Brock Mfg. 55.54
Total Cost ($US) 14,957.05