Log Entries - September 2006

DateChapterDescriptionHours
Fri 1 18 Finished masking inside of canopy. Floxed canopy to turtleback. 4
Sat 2 18 Added 1 ply UNI to bottom of canopy. Cut BID for canopy/turtleback tape. Collected 2" urethane foam. 3
Sun 3 18 Added BID tape along canopy-turtleback joint. 2
Mon 4 18 Trimmed UNI around base of canopy. Starting cutting 2" foam for canopy deck. 5
Tue 5 18 Fit more foam along right side of canopy deck. Starting left side. 2
Wed 6 18 Fit more foam for canopy deck along left side. 3
Thu 7 18 Finished cutting and fitting all 2" foam around canopy. 3
Sat 9 18 Removed all of the canopy deck foam. Taped the platform and hinges. Made canopy deck templates for right side. 3
Sun 10 18 Worked on templates. Discovered the curve is wrong. Doesn't match curve of fuselage side below W.L. 23. 1
Mon 11 13 Sanded foam to shape inside ballast compartment. Sanded foam to shape forward of F-0 along the vertical axis. 1
Mon 11 24 Cutting and fitting canard cover foam. 1
Mon 11 18 Microed all the foam blocks to the canopy for the canopy deck. 1
Tue 12 18 Started shaping canopy deck. Right side mostly finished. 3
Thu 14 13 Began shaping top of nose. 1
Thu 14 24 Began shaping of canard cover. 1
Thu 14 18 Nearly completed shaping of canopy deck. Just have to make it perfect. 1
Fri 15 13 More sanding of nose top. 1
Fri 15 24 More sanding of canard cover. 1
Sat 16 24 Finished shaping canard cover. 1
Sat 16 13 Finished shaping top of nose. 1
Sat 16 18 Finshed shaping canopy deck. Sanded 1/16" depressions on canopy deck. Cut foam out along canopy. Began cutting glass for canopy deck layup. 3
Sun 17 18 Finished prep work for layup. Added 2 BID and 2 UNI to right half of canopy deck. Covered in peel ply. 5
Wed 20 18 Glassed the left half of the canopy deck. Fully peel plied. 3
Fri 22 18 Trimmed canopy deck layup. Cut through turtleback. Released canopy from fuselage. 2
Sun 24 18 Built jig to support canopy and frame on the workbench. Placed structure on bench. Removed all tape and jigs from fuselage. Removed foam and tape from drip rail. 4
Monthly Total 56