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Date:  9-12-2014
Number of Hours:  6.00
Manual Reference:  ch 16
Brief Description:  Prepping the parts and helping out a buddy

General Aviation hasn't been snuffed by the FAA quite yet and it's attributed to pilots who are not only active flyers but also huge contributors to other pilots. I want to be one of those people in Aviation and I got the chance to, by whipping out some ready to install Rudder springs for a fellow canard builder Joe Coraggio.
I then began collecting all my Control system hardware and prepping it for assembly before taking to the airport. When I arrived I decided that every bit of nose weight will help balance this bird when the wings go on so my first task will be installing the canard. This meant fabricating the AP servo pushrod and it was an excellent one to learn how to use a rivet squeezer and rivets. New to me, I'm building a composite plane! LOL. Being at the airport, the mechanic Kacey is a huge help. He showed me the ropes and a few tricks then I was off and running. It's pretty amazing when a mechanic opens his shop and says, "make yourself at home, use anything you want anytime you want." Not only is Kacey extremely helpful, but the Rutan line of airplanes are his obsession and his attention to detail that I witnessed today puts my work to shame! This guy DEFINES perfection. Need an annual done or maintenance? Call Kacey at Elite Aviation in Hopkinsville: 808-205-2022
I wasn't able to finish the canard install because I forgot the bolts so tomorrow she will be done, then it's on to the wings!
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Ready for Joe Coraggios EZ.

Ready for Joe Coraggios EZ.

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Drilled for HM4 hardware

Drilled for HM4 hardware

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My A&P showing me a trick

My A&P showing me a trick

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