April 20, 2018 – Build time 35.0 hrs. Total time 135.5 hrs

Elevators are almost done. Waiting for their trailing edges. Them elevators have more stiffeners than a bottle of viagra! Another 5 hrs or so, plus the trim tab. I’m out of parts! The wings are due in the first of June. So this kit took roughly a month to complete, wonder how long the wings will take?

April 16, 2018 – Build time 24 hrs Total time 100.5

Rudder complete, but not without injury – ouch! Now on to the elevators.

April 5, 2018 – Build time 16 hrs, Total time 76.5

Riveting the past two days. Assembling the spars, nose ribs in both HS sides. I’m nailing this bucking thing. Took about 30 min to perfect my timing and touch. NO SMILEYS! Only had 4 drill outs. The center nose ribs were the worst, slight deformation of the leading edge. Tomorrow the rear spar. Oh almost forgot, ordered my wings yesterday. With the lead time I’m looking at the first of June for delivery.

April 3, 2018 – past three days – Build time 17 hrs, Total time 60.5 hrs

Last two days spent match drilling left HS, and deburring. Today was countersinking spars, prepping for priming, priming and dimpling the skins.

I only had one misfire on the dimpling and of course it was a top skin! Dang it! Riveting tomorrow 😬

March 30, 2018 – Build time 17hrs – Total time 43.5

The reason for 17 hrs is to account for the last couple of days which were spent deburring. Not very exciting.

So today was spent building the VB-10 stands that hold the Horizontal stabilizer and clecoing in the skeleton. Oh and driving up to Irving TX to visit Aitor11 who is slightly ahead of me on his 9A build. Even though we just met, our builds had us talking like old friends. Now he owes me a visit.

I am more than a little concerned about the gaps between my inbd 904/905 ribs and their spars.

March 27, 2018 – 6:00pm Build time 8 hrs, Total time 26.5

Got a solid 8 hrs in today on the HS. Lots of deburring the spars and ribs. Loved the fabrication of HS908.

March 26, 2018 4:30pm Build time 12.5 Total time 18.5

VS Internals primed on Saturday after work, today riveted VS rear spar together. Those rivets in the lower hinge bracket are a royal PIA!

Half of the skin is riveted on (left open for tech inspection Wednesday morning at 830). Will finish up skin Wednesday afternoon after the inspection. Tomorrow moving on to HS. Looking forward to fabricating HS hold downs.