I hate it that I havent been keeping the site very up to date with details of the build. In this phase of the build its like 1,000 action items and a lot are small items that do not produce something thats photo/website worthy. Or perhaps its because we're so close to getting this thing flying we're just focused on building and not on pictures/website stuff.
For consolation, here is my current to do list in order to give a glimpse of what I've been up to. Brandi has her own separate list, which includes mostly interior finishing.
Time Estimate To Do
0 Attach oil door
0 Nutplates on cowl front
0 Install Adahr rack
0 Install radio stack brackets
0 Wire SL40, 430, Audio Panel
0 Run wires from audio panel to skyviews
0 Add an315-3r jam nuts to control cables
0 Drill vent holes in subpanel near fans
0 Run RS 232 TX from L. Skyview to ELT
0 Install Panel
0 update skyview firmware
0 windscreen fairing
0 Filtered air box - apply black rtv + hookup air door cable
0 Test and check wiring system
0 Fire barrier on FWF
0 Run wiring from EMS to wing roots for fuel sensors
0 Trim air intake snoot
0 Fix R. front baffle
0 wire tie runs down side of fuse
0 Baggage light switch
0 Elevator Pushrod
0 Configure flap sensor - run wiring
0 430 bracket FWF - wait on tnc connector
0 anti-chafe tape on control cables
0 Seat rail mod - cut 3/8" off front rail umhw
0 Plug alt static air and determine final location
0 check xpdr wiring for 430 serial in - also add ident stick button?
0 Rear rudder cable fairings
0 Sand bottom cowl
0 Rear strobe
0 sand door area
0 Section 11 - re-rivet L-bracket - wait on spruce order nas623
0 Battery Install - order
0 install elevator trim
0 ground misc to battery
0.25 Extract broken screw in cowl pin cover - find/buy replacement screw
1 Figure out elevator trim
2 Section 11 - Empennage attach
1 Section 12 rudder fairing (strobe) attach + wiring
1 install ELT antenna - wait for horizontal stab attach
0.5 Torque Prop & safety - need special torq tool? what are torq values?
Attach Comm antenna - buy screws
Sand Wheel Fairings - defer until after flying? - replace some?
0.5 cross check POH instrument markings lycoming documentation
0.5 bracket for battery - get some scrap aluminum from shop
2 Seat Belts install - create bushings - wait on brandi - buy 6mm washer?
1 strobe wiring run through wing conduit
Figure out mag wiring - buy slickstart booster?
1 Take wings off loft
0.5 Add roll servo stops - be mindful of short screws: http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=70435
1 Run coax to bob-archer in R. wing
3 J-Stiffener re-rivet on wing?
2 5Attach wings - plan for Sat
2 Check stick clearance with elevator on - adjust elev linkage slightly?
0.5 Add wing walk
1 Check all fuel/oil lines torque and seal
1 Rivet tailcone top skin
0.25 Put Aeroshell #5 into grease fitting in caster nosewheel bearing
Scales - need to find some to use/rent
Seal firewall with 3m Firebarrier - use clay from Steve on wire bundles
Alternator - Belt + safety wire
split 430 serial between xpndr/696?
update aviation and obstacal db + skyview 3.3.2