Project Log - September, 2002 
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September, 2002

September 1, 2002 - 1 hours
Started getting some of the baggage compartment walls ready to install.

September 2, 2002 - 5 hours
Installed another support under the baggage compartment for my fuselage wiring run. Rivted in the two side walls and the two floor skins of the baggage compartment. Started installing the rear baggage compartment bulkhead walls.

I decided to install an extra support for the wiring run under the baggage compartment floor since it was about to be covered for good.

This baggage compartment side wall installs permanently with blind rivets. There will be another forward of this one that installs with screws.

September 4, 2002 - 1.5 hours
Drilled the baggage compartment bulkhead covers, and made the little plastic wear guards for the shoulder strap anchor cables.

September 11, 2002 - 1.9 hours
Finished riveting the nutplates to the baggage compartment bulkhead. Removed the top skins to get ready for dimpling. Started installing the nutplates to the removable baggage compartment sidewall.

September 15, 2002 - 5 hours
Installed the forward baggage compartment side covers. I put in a bracket for the front end of my fuselage wire run conduit similar. It comes out right behind the forward edge of the non-removable seat skins. Installed the hinges to the bottom seat skins and riveted the seat skins to the fuse.

The hinge halfs are riveted on to the seat bottom for adjustment purposes. The other half of the hinge is on the seat back. This allows for three different positions of the bottom of the seat back.

It's slowly starting to look like the inside of an airplane.

September 16, 2002 - 2 hours
Installed the forward seat panels and fabricated the tunnel cover that goes between the seats.

This is the cover that installs over the tunnel where the elevator pushrod goes through the fuselage.

September 18, 2002 - 1.5 hours
Started building the seat backs. It's taking longer than it should because I need a bandsaw blade.

September 19, 2002 - 2 hours
Still building seat backs.

September 21, 2002 - 6 hours
Finished fabricating and fitting all of the seat back parts and started deburring, dimpling and preparing all of those parts for priming.

The parts are starting to look like a couple of seats

This part of how the seat back is adjusted. There are two notches built into the top of the bulkhead for the brace to fit into.

September 22, 2002 - 1.7 hours
Still deburring and preparing parts for priming

September 25, 2002 - 1.6 hours
Deburred and dimpled the top fuselage skins.

September 30, 2002 - 1.2 hours
Started fitting and drilling all the forward cabin covers.

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