Van's RV-9A in Aurora

The Big Picture

The Big Picture
Flying! 8/28/2011

Sunday, November 28, 2010

2000 hrs

5.4 hrs, 20 rivets
Quite by accident, the log spreadsheet shows exactly 2000 hrs after entering today's time. This isn't a precise number. It's off by probably 5%. I think I have about 200 hrs to go.

Primed and painted cabin trim (longerons, decks, 704 bulkead), canopy rails, roll bar cleats, and hand holds. Used a variety of paints. The cabin is passable, but next plane I'm going to use a paint booth. It was pretty windy today, and that caused lots of problems.

Installed more nutplates on subpanel. This will provide flexibility in routing and securing wiring.

Installed Dynon backup batteries. The two batteries will be back to back on the subpanel, which will require contortions to service, but it conserves panel space, which is a big consideration now.