Log Entries - May 2000

DateChapterDescriptionHours
Mon 1 6 Began cutting tapes for fuselage bottom. 1
Wed 3 6 Began taping the fuselage bottom to the sides and bulkheads. Floxed the joint, taped it, and peel plied. About one third complete. 3
Sat 6 6 Finished taping all the fuselage bottom joints. Made some flox fillets, taped, and peel plied. 8
Sun 7 7 Made the NACA scoop template. Traced the outline on the fuselage bottom. Cut the 2" and 1" Urethane blocks. 2
Tue 9 7 Cut scoop shape in 1" and 2" blocks. Made paper templates for plywood pieces A and B. Cleaned up peel ply and tapes in landing gear bulkhead area. 1
Wed 10 7 Cut out the plywood pieces A, B, and C. Spent much of the time figuring out the best way to fit them. Receieved structs from FeatherLite. 1
Thu 11 7 Cut bevels in all the plywood pieces. 1
Sat 13 7 Microed the NACA scoop foam to the fuselage bottom and applied several weights. Floxed plywood pieces A, B, and C into place. Added 1" urethane foam to outside of each plywood piece. Floxed plywood piece D into place. 5
Sun 14 7 Sanded the NACA scoop foam to shape. Added the 3/8" PVC foam to the scoop between the firewall and aft landing gear bulkhead. Did the 2 ply BID layup on plywood piece D. Added the 2" urethane foam on top of the layup. Made the 1/8" x 3/4" lip around the forward landing gear bulkhead. Made the holes for the aluminum mounts. 6
Mon 15 7 Made the 1/8" x 3/4" lip around the aft landing gear bulkhead. Made the holes for the aluminum mounts. Began contouring the sides. Tapered the left side to conform to the firewall. 3
Wed 17 7 Tapered the right side to conform to the firewall. Began cutting the 45 corner on the right side. Began rounding the aft, right corner. 3
Sat 20 7 Contoured the right, bottom edge of the fuselage and began on the left, bottom edge. 3
Sun 21 7 Continued contouring left, bottom edge. 1
Tue 23 7 Finished shaping left, bottom edge. 1
Wed 31 7 Touched up some of the contouring. Made the 1/16" lip around the landing brake. Make the 1/16" lip at F-22 along the bottom and corners. 3
Monthly Total 42