Here are the goals that I pasted from a post I made one year ago:
Goals for 2008
-go to Oshkosh
nope. (went to the biplane expo instead)
-have the fuselage on gear
nope. (still toying whether to use Groves or not)
-acquire engine mount and paint
-all 4130 primed
-all controls working
-plus whatever else I can afford/ fit in
-weld good enough to trust myself beyond tacking.
nope (but close).
I did deviate a lot however. What I did achieve was:
-made new instrument panels and modified all instruments to white faces (huge undertaking it turned out).
-finished all aileron linkages plus slave struts to completion including rigging, all primed and mothballed for final assembly
-built I-struts and I-strut lower attach bolts modified with a tie-down ring, all primed and mothballed
-all wings rigged, drilled and set in stone, then disassembled the plane
-modified an existing fuel tank (added a fuel sender), primed and top coated, made new tank retaining straps, final dry fit then mothballed
-modified rudder pedals (added stops fore and aft), painted to top coat, now finished
-fitted upper wing center glass fairing (not an easy task..was a pain)
-finished center bow and center upper wing leading edge ply
-plus whatever other tidbits I forgot to mention
Goals for 2009
It seems goals are meant to be broken, but here goes in no particular order:
-finish torque tube and elevator linkage up to paint
-finish all welding 'extras' on fuselage then paint it
-complete landing gear
-add floors or foot boards
-add seats and backs
-choose and fit an elevator trim mechanism
-fit a fuel valve with extender arm to rear pit (for top tank)
-fit tail wheel
Above all, I really want this thing on its gear and growling by the end of 2009, well, maybe not growling, since it probably wont have an engine yet, but you know what I mean.....