Hornet 19-2627 Build Log

Friday 7th January 2022

Fuel calibration conducted today

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Wednesday 5th January 2022

Weight and balance conducted today

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Thursday 16th December 2021

Replaced passenger front window today after a fuel spill on the original.

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Sunday 12th December 2021

Installed the 3 doors

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Thursday 9th December 2021

Installed the elevator trim motor today and tested. Installed tail feather end caps.

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Saturday 4th December 2021

Completed the fuel plumbing into the header tank from wings.

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Saturday 4th December 2021

Wiring up the landing and strobes today.

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Sunday 21st November 2021

Installed the wings, tailplane and control surfaces today

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Wednesday 17th November 2021

Starting to receive aircraft parts back from the painter. Super impressed with the finish.

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Tuesday 9th November 2021

The painting has started

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Sunday 31st October 2021

Getting ready to send the aircraft to the paint shop

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Sunday 26th September 2021

Installing flap fences while being supervised by Jett

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Saturday 25th September 2021

Today working on the Jury Struts and inspection cover plates

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Thursday 23rd September 2021

Continuing with rigging today along with the install of elevator trim servo.

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Tuesday 21st September 2021

Continuing with wing rigging and flap setup.

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Wings On

Saturday 18th September 2021

Mounted the 2 wings on the aircraft today. Took all day to make sure and the angles and numbers were perfect.

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Picked up the 2nd Wing

Tuesday 7th September 2021

Picked up the 2nd wing today from Dad

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Elevator Trim Servo Wired

Saturday 4th September 2021

Decided to remove the manual elevator trim system and replace with electric ray allen servo controlled by the MGL SP10. Works well.

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Port Wing Tip Fitted

Monday 30th August 2021
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Port wing wing tip on, nearly complete

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I fit, lets go

Monday 16th August 2021
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Just checking for size

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Cabin Roof Windows

Sunday 15th August 2021
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Cabin Top windows fitted

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AOA Static Lines

Friday 13th August 2021
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AOA static lines in

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Port Wing Bottom Skin Fitting

Sunday 8th August 2021

Port wing bottom skins going on

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Port Wing Top Skins

Sunday 1st August 2021

Top skins going on 2nd wing

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Thursday 29th July 2021

Wiring Tidy - Rear Window In

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Completed the majority of the outstanding wiring today in the avionics bay and up to the baggage area ceiling. Installed rear baggage window. Cut out remaining internal cockpit floor covers.

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Port Wing lower skin fitting

Wednesday 21st July 2021

Starting to install the bottom skins on the 2nd wing today.

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Tail Feathers Fairings

Friday 16th July 2021
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Today we worked on the fairings around the vertical and horizontal stabilizers

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Fuel Tank In - Port Wing

Thursday 1st July 2021

Fuel tank in.

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Port Wing Primed

Wednesday 30th June 2021

Port wing primed

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Port Wing

Monday 28th June 2021

Today we started the port wing

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Tail Feathers on and seats arrived

Saturday 26th June 2021

Over the last 4 days Dad and I install the tailplane, elevator, vertical fin and rudder. We also received the seats back from upholstery .

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Wrapping the nose skin & Internal Wiring

Wednesday 16th June 2021

Evenly pulling the nose skin around

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Fuel line securely double clamped to fuel outlet.

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Fuel and vent tubes plumbed.

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Positioning Wingtip Strobes

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Wing Skinning Started

Wednesday 16th June 2021

Skinning Top and Bottom wing surfaces

Fuel Tank pressure tested and mounted.

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Starting Wing Assembly

Wednesday 16th June 2021
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Work has started on framing up the starboard wing.

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Inboard Wing & Fuel Fence

Sunday 6th June 2021
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Fuel Fence & fuel cap cover in place

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Starting the wings - Right first

Friday 9th April 2021
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With the help of David Campbell, Dad has started the right wing.  Looking good after just 2 days.

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Tailplane

Monday 8th March 2021

Elevator is done, now the tailplane

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Elevator Construction

Saturday 27th February 2021

Fuselage is out of Dads shed, now we start work on the elevator.

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Relocation of Fuselage

Tuesday 23rd February 2021

Today we loaded the fuselage on a trailer and relocated it down to my hangar at Sandfly to continue the build.

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Front Windscreens In

Monday 22nd February 2021

We fitted the front windscreens today.  Went in easier then expected.

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Interior Painting

Sunday 21st February 2021

Painted the remaining interior so fit out can continue. Interior colour is the same as outside “Nardo Grey”

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Wheels are on

Sunday 31st January 2021
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Wheels are on and ready to roll!!!!

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Saturday 16th January 2021

First engine run, super smooth and quiet.

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Propellor Mounted

Saturday 16th January 2021
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Our 4 bladed #airmaster propellor has arrived. Today we installed the hub and the slip ring bracket and sensor.

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Radiator On

Tuesday 8th December 2020
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Installed the radiator, oil cooler next

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Wiring Started

Tuesday 8th December 2020

Installed the majority of the wiring today.

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Brake System

Sunday 29th November 2020

Plumbed the brake lines today into the parking brake

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Panel Fitout

Saturday 7th November 2020
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Panel Fitout

Completed the panel face fitout. Now for all the behind the scenes wiring

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Joystick Wiring

Saturday 7th November 2020

Extended the wires and fitted the joystick handle.

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Pilots Door Mounted

Monday 2nd November 2020

Pilots door perspex on with handle

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