Leap Year, 1 More day to Build! February 2012
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Hanging the Pallet top with AL Sheet to the ceiling
(This was NOT a well thought out endeavor :-/ )
I finally opened
my New Harbor Freight Pneumatic rivet gun. I cut and drilled some
scrap parts to test out a few rivets. I used some of the cheap
aluminum rivets that came with the gun. Everything seems to work
I started work on the Aerobatic Ailerons. I debured, sanded and
scotch brited the laser cut plate parts. I checked the patterns to
the drawing (visual reference to the 1:1 dwg) and assigned them a QC
Pass. I sanded all of the edges of the Ribs and checked them
against the drawing. All parts look good!
No Work today,
but I did hear back from Sonex again. I replied with my finished
Inventory check list, making specific note of the missing Tail Skin.
PS: Solid Works
World was Pretty Awesome! I learned some stuff, and they know how
to throw a Party!! Good times were had by all!
Cake Concert Day! I hung
one of the two new light fixtures I purchased from Lowes over the new
work bench (the pallet base over 4 saw horses). I organized my
Builder's Checklist binder and I sorted and separated the Duel Stick
specific parts that I need to Ship back to Sonex. I studied the
plans for the Tail and ailerons to figure out what I'll do first.
Cake is Awesome! One of
the best concerts I'v ever been too!
No Fab today...
Actually, today was a total FAIL! I started to update the Google
QC Log, but I fell asleep at my desk after only working for about 10
I took the
pallet lid and attempted to rig it with rope. With the assistance
of Byron, and much hassle and headache, and a second trip to Lowes, we
finally were able to get the plywood sheet rigged. All of the
aluminum flat sheet was loaded onto the pallet and it was hoisted to the
ceiling. No Fab this coming week, on account that I'm going to
Solid Works World in San Diego! See you when I return.
No Work Today...
But I did run the Redondo Beach 10K Race. I finished in 59min!
That's a 9:36/mile average!
I heard back from Sonex yesterday about the Order mixup. They
acknowledged the error and asked what I'd like to do to fix it.
Today, I continued inventory. I checked box 10/10 and box 6/10.
I discovered that box 6/10 was missing quantity 1 of 3 of the Universal
Tail Skin (Oh No! No Rudder!!!!). I emailed Sonex back and let
them know I wanted to exchange the Duel Stick stuff for the center stick
and about the missing part.
sorting and inventorying the Kit. I checked boxes 5/10, 4/10, 2/10
and everything is good so far! ** note that there are typically 11
boxes, but I had the angle bundle shipped ahead of time. I also
sent Sonex an email asking about the Duel/Center Stick mixup.
Checked boxes 1/10, 3/10, 7/10, and 8/10. All checks out good.
Everything was in the kit that was "supposed to be". The Duel
Stick Pushrods are backordered. I'm hoping to stop that and have
them ship the correct stuff for the Center Stick.
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