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The depressingly long list, like everything else, is a work in progress. I know there are some items I left off, as it was put together very quickly. Some items won't take long at all, some of them represent many days or weeks of work:

I'll update this list as I go. Updated on 11 Feb 07.

  • Cockpit
    • Instrument Panel
      • EFIS remote heading source
        • Design installation
        • Purchase material
        • Fabricate and install tray - fabricated on 7 Mar 04. Still have to prime and install.
        • Run wires - completed 14 Mar 04
      • Move CDI up below EFIS
        • File cutout for course knob - completed 23 Jan 04
        • purchase blanking plate for old CDI location - arrived in early Feb 04
      • Warning and Caution Lights
        • Purchase
        • Install
        • Install dimmer control
      • Intercom
        • Have avionics shop extend rear seat mike plugs - completed in early Feb 04
        • Install harness
        • Wire PTT switches
        • Checkout harness
      • Fabricate support for end of avionics trays - completed 23 Jan 04
      • Paint panel
      • Install fixed part of panel
      • Purchase new panel and recut without removable portion - completed 02 Jan 05.
    • Cigarette Lighter for power for handheld GPS, iPod, etc.
      • Purchase
      • Install - completed 19 Apr 05
    • Cockpit night lighting
      • LED flood lights - completed 25 Jan 04
      • Goose neck map light - completed 8 Jan 04
      • Dimmer control for Garmin GNS-430 & GTX-327 - completed 21 Feb 04
      • Dimmer control for engine instruments, CDI, etc
      • Rear seat light? - deferred until after first flight
    • Rear seat riser
      • purchase material
      • fabricate
    • Aileron trim
      • run wires - completed 22 Feb 04
      • install servo
      • install mechanism from servo to stick (during flight test phase)
    • Heating and ventilation
      • Heater controls
        • Front seat - completed 7 May 05
        • Back seat - completes 7 May 05
      • Fresh air vents
        • Front seat
        • Back seat
    • Paint cockpit floor
    • Cockpit sidewall insulation
    • Cockpit storage pockets
      • Design
      • Purchase material
      • Fabricate
      • Install
  • Firewall insulation
    • Purchase
    • Install
  • Wiring
    • pitch trim wires to tail - completed 1 Feb 04
    • landing and taxi light wiring - switches, wig-wag, etc - in-fuselage portion completed 28 Feb 04
    • fabricate and secure wire bundles
      • Forward fuselage
      • Forward of firewall
      • Under floor
  • Canopy
    • Remove masking tape residue
    • Round edges of Plexiglas
    • Enlarge holes in Plexiglas
    • Inspect for scratches and polish them out if required
    • rivet canopy skirt
      • layer of FG over rivets
      • fill and sand canopy skirt
      • paint canopy skirt - completed 26 Sep 04
    • Canopy latch
    • Windscreen
      • Trim at bottom
      • drill holes
      • install
      • FG/carbon fibre around windscreen
        • Purchase
        • Fabricate
        • Sand and Fill
        • Paint
        • Install
  • Engine Installation
    • Engine cooling plenum
      • Purchase material
      • Install
      • Seal to cowl at front
    • Flexible Hoses
      • Pressure Test
      • Install - 95% complete
    • Oil Cooler Door Control
      • Design
      • Fabricate
      • Install
    • Alternator bracket
    • Secure various hoses, wire bundles, etc
    • Alternate air
      • Install door
      • install control - completed 10 Apr 05
    • Electronic ignition
      • Run power wires
      • Mount coils
      • Put holes in baffle
      • Run ignition wires
      • Set timing
    • Magneto
      • Run ignition wires
      • Set timing
    • Inverted Oil System
      • Tip Oil Valve back 15 degrees
  • Forward fuselage upper skin - rivet in place
  • Forward baggage bay door
    • Install lock mechanism
    • install blocks that locking rods slide into
    • rivet door interior
  • Fuel Tanks
    • Seal Access Covers
    • Leak check
  • Fibreglas
    • Fill and sand
      • Empennage tips
      • Empennage fairing
      • Gear leg fairings
      • cowling - 95% complete
      • canopy skirt
      • wheel pants
      • wing tips (after final assembly)
      • Spinner
    • Gear leg to wheel pant fairings
    • Gear leg to fuselage fairings
  • Close off multi page snag list
  • Final assembly in Hangar
    • Install wings
    • flaps
      • Install
      • Check rigging
    • ailerons
      • Install
      • Check rigging
    • Run wires in wings
      • Pitot heat
      • Landing light
      • Taxi light
      • Coax for Nav antenna
      • Coax for Com 2 antenna
      • Strobe lights
      • Position lights
    • Install wing tip antennae
      • Nav - antenna installation 90% complete
      • Com 2 - antenna installation 90% complete
    • Install wing tips - right tip mounted, left tip 75% complete (waiting for final assembly to check alignment of left tip to aileron)
    • Install rudder and elevators
    • Install fuel tanks
      • run fuel gauge wires
      • connect fuel lines
  • Ground Tests
    • Fuel flow test
    • Ignition timing
      • Electronic ignition
      • magneto
    • Engine runs
    • Com radio check
    • EFIS heading cal
    • mag compass swing
  • RV Flight Training
  • Taxi tests
    • brakes
    • steering
  • Admin items
    • Reserve registration marks - C-GNHK reserved
    • Certificate of registration
    • Final inspection
    • Airworthiness certificate
    • Insurance
  • Paint Aircraft

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