Andy Karmy's MiniMax Project

 


MiniMax Build Log

Date

Description of Work

Hours

12/1/98 Kit Arrived - Start Inventory 3
12/2/98 Inventory part 2 2
12/6/98 Lofted the Vertical Stab & Rudder plans full-size 2
12/7/98 Built the Leading edge lamination for Vertical stab. Cut out the other parts of the Vertical Stab. 2
12/8/98 Planed and sanded the leading edge and mounted the blind nuts to attach the Stab. 2
12/10/98 Glue & staple vertical fin 2.5
12/14/98 Cut half of rudder parts 1.5
12/15/98 Cut rest of rudder & glued together 3
12/16/98 Built rudder hinges removed staples from fin & rudder. Started horizontal stab-fin & rudder finished! 3
12/20/98 Laminated first part of horizontal stab leading edge .5
12/21/98 Laminated second horizontal stab spar & doublers 2
12/22/98 Cut parts for horizontal stab / planed leading edge 1
12/23/98 Cut rest for horizontal stab parts 1.5
12/28/98 Rounded leading edge & glued top gussets 2
12/29/98 Finished horizontal stab cut, glued, & built elevator 8
12/30/98 Pulled all staples & cut hinges & fit into horizontal stab. Cut all ¼" rib parts for all ribs 6
12/31/98 Cut rib gussets & built 11 ribs 10
1/1/99 Built 9 ribs & pulled staples for 11 ribs 10
1/2/99 Built 3 ribs & cut aileron end plywood 2
1/3/99 Cut rib root & tip plywood & built last 4 ribs 6
1/4/99 Cut ¼" filler parts for aileron mounting 2
1/5/99 Cut rs9 bracing for aileron hinges 2
1/6/99 Installed last filler to center ribs 2
1/10/99 Sanded ribs, drilled aileron hinge brackets & fitted, started work on spar 5
1/11/99 Built first main spar. Finished root & tip ribs 2
1/12/99 Built second main spar 2
1/14/99 Built first rear spar & worked on center ribs 2.5
1/16/99 Built second rear spar & cut wing straps 3
1/17/99 Made aluminum wing straps 9
1/18/99 Painted aluminum wing straps 2
1/19/99 Drilled spars, started wing layout 3
1/21/99 Fit ribs for right wing / layout of wing glued some compression members 3
1/25/99 Corner bracing / trailing edge, aileron spars 4
1/26/99 Cut rib #2 to fit wing straps & fit tip of rib 1.5
1/27/99 Glued tip & root ribs, top aileron spar glued. Fitted root ribs for wing straps. 4
1/28/99 Glues top end plywood & pulled staples 1
1/30/99 Worked on bottom side of right wing. Aileron spars & bracing 4.5
1/31/99 Made nose ribs. Glues leading edge & nose ribs to wing. 8.5
2/1/99 Fit wing nose sheeting & clamped to wing 2
2/2/99 Removed sheeting / built jig to shape leading edge / painted leading edge 3
2/3/99 Painted 2nd coat on wing leading edge / cleaned up left wing ribs 2
2/8/99 Masked skins & varnished insides of skins 2
2/9/99 2nd coat on skins & sanded leading edge of wing 1
2/10/99 Glued on leading edge sheeting / cut ½ aileron 3
2/11/99 Cut aileron free / glued trailing edge on wing / sanded aileron nose cut outs 3
2/12/99 Cut inspection hole in nose sheeting .5
2/13/99 Pulled wing staples. Made jig to bend aileron sheeting. Varnished aileron. Finished right wing details. 3
2/14/99 Varnished aileron skins / glued skins to aileron / planed wing trailing edge to 45deg. Hung right wing on ceiling. Started left wing!!!! 8
2/15/99 Framed up left wing / glued drag & compression members / glued wing trailing edge on / cut aileron spar / pulled staples from right aileron 7
2/16/99 Glued aileron spar / fit root rib / glued spar attach doubler 2.5
2/17/99 Cut & glued aileron spar braces. Attached aileron nose ribs. Glued tip & root ribs on. 2
2/18/99 Glued bottom aileron spar braces & top aileron cross bracing. 2
2/20/99 Pulled staples glued nose ribs & stringer 2
2/21/99 Painted skins & nose section with 2 coats of varathane 4
2/22/99 Glued LE sheeting on left wing. Cut aileron off. Varnished aileron skins 5
2/23/99 Pulled all staples from left wing. Attached tips & root sheeting. Finished left wing. 5.5
2/27/99 Drew fuselage layout started cutting parts for the fuselage sides. 3
2/28/99 Built both fuselage sides 3
3/1/99 Cut sheeting & glued on 1 side 2
3/2/99 Glued 2nd sheeting on fuselage & cut tail sheeting 2
3/3/99 Glued tail & side strips on fuselage. Built station 4 fuse part 5
3/4/99 Layed up fuselage sides & glued together. Sanded sides to match 4
3/8/99 Glued nose together & attached motor mount 3
3/6/99 Built control aluminum parts 2
3/9/99 Built torque tube & screwed it up! Had to order a new section of tube. I was able to keep going by using a section of tube from the struts. 1
3/10/99 Rebuilt torque tube glued in nose stringers finished control parts & assembled 3
3/11/99 Glued tail together. Fixed popped fuselage members. The center section of the fuselage will pop at every chance if you don't keep clamps on it until you attach the plywood to the bottom. 2.5
3/13/99 Glued in cross members in tail. Attached bottom. 2
3/14/99 Layed rear plywood stripes. Cut & glued cockpit support parts. Sanded nose & tail of fuselage. Glued tail gussets & diagonals in fuselage. 8
3/15/99 Finished up fuselage parts. Tail cone parts cockpit bracing & misc. parts 4
3/16/99 Routed fuselage edges to round over, started on landing gear 6
3/17/99 Built tail wheel & landing gear parts 8
3/18/99 Built landing gear parts & fitted 3
3/21/99 Finished landing gear & mounted 4
3/22/99 Fit brakes & tail wheel connecting rod 3
3/23/99 Fuselage on the gear!! Finished control stick & wheel fittings. 3
3/24/99 Worked on seat parts & hinges. 2.5
3/25/99 Installed elevator cable & seat fitting. 3
3/26/99 Fabricated aileron angle cable holders. 1
3/28/99 Misc. controls, rigging & tail bracing 11
3/30/99 Mounted the tail & fixed popped floor on fuselage. Aparently I had a starved glue section on part of the bottom plywood that just let go once it was up on the gear. Good to find out now and not later! 2
4/1-12/99 Went to Virginia for a vacation with the family. 0.0
4/13/99 Mounted aileron cables 2.5
4/14/99 Built strut parts & fittings 4
4/19/99 Worked on front struts & engine template. 3
 

Total 

 268

Lots of missing log entries....

Total hours ended up being 600