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I just released a new (free) software application named BuildLog that makes it easy to track time worked while building an experimental aircraft. Please feel free to download it and let me know what you think. I created it for myself to use while building my Zenith CH650 kitplane and am hoping it may be useful to other homebuilders. The web site is http://toddosborne.net/Software.aspx
Added by Todd Osborne on December 2, 2017 at 4:14pm — No Comments
I just started my new kit last weekend, just drilling and fitting the rudder skeleton. Decided that I would alodine everything before priming since I now live in the beach. Had to order the Alumiprep and alodine, they arrived yesterday, so I am looking forward to making good progress this weekend.
Added by Todd Osborne on November 30, 2017 at 11:48pm — No Comments
Managed a few hours this weekend to work on the rudder. Completed the skeleton and started fitting the leading and trailing edge skins. Yeah, I know I went overboard with the Cleco's, but nothing moved!
Today I started building my CH650B! My daughter, Delaney, and I brought the tail kit home with us from the Zenith Open Hangar Day and Gathering. We had a great time, and she got to fly the One Week Wonder!
I worked about 4 hours today on the rudder skeleton. I drilled holes, deburred, and clecoed the ribs to the spar and doublers. I made my first mistake too. My clamps did not hold the doublers well enough, resulting in one hole that is actually 2 holes very close together.…Continue