[79FT]: Building Things

Project "Chickenhouse Charger" total time logged: 447.91 hours
Electrical Rebuild 447.91 hours
Log entries:
Sep 06, 2020 Alternator mounting and tensioning (TBW) 2.50 hours
Sep 05, 2020 Starter and alternator bracket finish install (TBW) 2.00 hours
Sep 04, 2020 Misc here and there FWF: adels, and such (TBW) 1.00 hours
Aug 30, 2020 Finished wiring and tying behind the panel 1.50 hours
Aug 29, 2020 Volt/Ammmeter and Fuel Gauge, tidying behind the panel 2.50 hours
Aug 28, 2020 Tach wiring 2.00 hours
Aug 24, 2020 3-in-1 wiring DB15, finished pins and tested 2.00 hours
Aug 22, 2020 3-in-1 wiring DB15... messed it up 2.80 hours
Aug 19, 2020 Instruments wiring, cont'd 1.80 hours
Aug 16, 2020 Instruments wiring, cont'd 1.60 hours
Aug 15, 2020 Final passes in the back of the instrument panel 2.40 hours
Aug 10, 2020 Firewall forward: finished tying everything up 1.00 hours
Aug 09, 2020 Firewall forward: engine monitor harness 2.16 hours
Aug 08, 2020 Firewall forward: left side done, tying and clamping 3.50 hours
Aug 07, 2020 Firewall forward: left p-lead 1.00 hours
Aug 03, 2020 Firewall forward: starter contactor 1.80 hours
Aug 02, 2020 Firewall forward: finished right p-leads, continuing to the left side 2.50 hours
Aug 01, 2020 Firewall forward: harness, right p-leads 3.00 hours
Jul 27, 2020 Firewall forward harness finishing 1.00 hours
Jul 26, 2020 Properly installed wing lights 1.50 hours
Jul 25, 2020 Finished side conduit wiring 1.20 hours
Jul 25, 2020 Attempted installing SkyBeacon/SkySensor, messed up 0.75 hours
Jul 24, 2020 Side conduit wiring 2.50 hours
Jul 23, 2020 Fore fuse block wiring, finished 1.60 hours
Jul 22, 2020 Fore fuse block wiring 2.50 hours
Jul 21, 2020 Finished aft fuse block wiring 1.80 hours
Jul 20, 2020 Fuse block wiring 1.00 hours
Jul 06, 2020 Tail nav light re-wiring, cont'd 1.50 hours
Jul 05, 2020 Tail nav light re-wiring 2.50 hours
Jul 02, 2020 Side conduit: tying up, cont'd 2.30 hours
Jun 30, 2020 Side conduit: tying up 2.00 hours
Jun 26, 2020 Side conduit: feeders and final power wires 1.50 hours
Jun 25, 2020 Front panel finished, and routing it into side conduit 2.40 hours
Jun 24, 2020 Front panel, continued 2.50 hours
Jun 23, 2020 Front panel wire routing 2.00 hours
Jun 22, 2020 Ammeter, routing, tidying side conduit 2.50 hours
Jun 20, 2020 FWF: Adels and finishing up shunt wiring 2.80 hours
Jun 19, 2020 Tying up fat wires, and tidying up contactors 2.50 hours
Jun 18, 2020 Starter and alternator wiring 1.60 hours
Jun 17, 2020 Fat wires firewall forward 2.80 hours
Jun 16, 2020 Installing last x-cers and routing instrument x-cers wires 2.50 hours
Jun 15, 2020 Front Panel - finished tach harness, and hobbs setup 2.30 hours
Jun 14, 2020 Front Panel - Tach harness 3.10 hours
Jun 12, 2020 Side conduit harness layout - drilling holes 2.10 hours
Jun 11, 2020 Side conduit harness layout - cont'd 3.10 hours
Jun 10, 2020 Routing and laying engine monitor harness on the gauge end 2.30 hours
Jun 09, 2020 Engine monitor harness gauge end retying and pondering 3.00 hours
Jun 08, 2020 Ground wire, and Carb Heat cable, behind the panel 2.00 hours
Jun 07, 2020 Routing and laying out wires in the side conduit 2.00 hours
Jun 06, 2020 Right side: finished hookups, and almost finished routing 3.50 hours
Jun 04, 2020 Right side wire routing and pondering 2.25 hours
Jun 01, 2020 Finished routing wiring on the left side 1.50 hours
May 31, 2020 Routing and fixing grounds for left side 2.00 hours
May 30, 2020 Compass and panel lights wire routing 2.50 hours
May 18, 2020 Installed new switches, all wired up 2.50 hours
May 14, 2020 Running more wires 0.50 hours
May 14, 2020 Fiddling with front tach wiring 1.00 hours
May 09, 2020 Lots of fiddling around with clamping and routing 2.50 hours
May 08, 2020 Wiring right side panel 2.75 hours
May 03, 2020 Wiring left side switches 2.50 hours
May 02, 2020 Mounted left side switches 1.50 hours
Apr 30, 2020 Figured out the Bendix connector, more left side switches wiring 1.75 hours
Apr 29, 2020 Finished making p-leads and tried Bendix connector 2.50 hours
Apr 28, 2020 Starting on left side switches wiring and p-leads 0.45 hours
Apr 27, 2020 Installed Comp. Corr. Card, prepped ground studs, smoke system wiring 2.00 hours
Apr 26, 2020 Finished wiring carb temp probe 1.00 hours
Apr 26, 2020 Laying out and thinking around panel wiring 2.00 hours
Apr 25, 2020 Re-routing left side engine monitor harness, cont. 1.00 hours
Apr 23, 2020 Finished battery box 0.10 hours
Apr 23, 2020 Re-routing left side engine monitor harness 1.50 hours
Apr 22, 2020 Carb temp sensor wiring 1.00 hours
Apr 20, 2020 Lacing and cleaning up engine monitor wire harness 1.50 hours
Apr 19, 2020 Trying foam in battery box 0.50 hours
Apr 19, 2020 Re-doing engine monitor wire mounting 1.50 hours
Apr 16, 2020 Tweaking assembly of new fuel system 1.50 hours
Apr 15, 2020 First assembly of new fuel system, quick leak test 2.00 hours
Apr 14, 2020 Installing new fuel fittings for new hoses 3.00 hours
Apr 10, 2020 Electrical FWF, battery box 2.00 hours
Apr 10, 2020 Setting up new hoses 0.50 hours
Apr 09, 2020 Electrical FWF, battery leads 1.50 hours
Apr 08, 2020 Electrical FWF, fat wires - finally feeling good 1.50 hours
Apr 07, 2020 Electrical FWF, fat wires - re-thinking.. 2.00 hours
Apr 06, 2020 Electrical FWF, battery leads and contactor wiring 2.00 hours
Apr 02, 2020 Electrical FWF, cont'd 2.50 hours
Apr 01, 2020 Electrical FWF, fat wires 3.00 hours
Mar 31, 2020 Finished mockups for fuel hoses 2.50 hours
Mar 29, 2020 Electrical firewall forward 2.00 hours
Mar 25, 2020 Electrical firewall forward, tested 3-in-1 motor gauge 3.00 hours
Mar 24, 2020 Mostly plugging holes in the firewall. Removed main tank drain line. 2.00 hours
Mar 23, 2020 Laying out fat wires firewall forward 1.50 hours
Mar 22, 2020 Installed Starter Solenoid 0.20 hours
Mar 22, 2020 Made clamps for Gascolator 2.50 hours
Mar 19, 2020 Cleaning up the firewall for new fuel system install 1.80 hours
Mar 19, 2020 More FWF electric layout work 0.20 hours
Mar 18, 2020 Finished initial rough hose layout 2.00 hours
Mar 17, 2020 Figuring out the flow xcer hose routing 2.00 hours
Mar 13, 2020 Continued with tinkering with FWF fuel system layout 0.20 hours
Mar 12, 2020 Cleaning white schmoo of death out of fuel system components, and tinkering with the new layout 2.50 hours
Mar 11, 2020 Disassembled FWF fuel system 2.00 hours
Mar 10, 2020 Testing new fuel hoses. Realized I'll need to redo fuel system FWF :( 2.00 hours
Mar 01, 2020 Measuring and mocking up new hoses, readying fuel system for them 4.00 hours
Feb 29, 2020 Fuel lines around fuel pump, removed fuel pump and cleaning white gunk 3.00 hours
Feb 25, 2020 Working on alternator and main buss circuits 2.00 hours
Feb 22, 2020 Made brackets for pressure transducers 4.60 hours
Feb 21, 2020 Finished hookups of carb control cables 2.00 hours
Feb 21, 2020 Mounted ANLs, temp mounted alternator, pondering fat wire routing 2.00 hours
Feb 21, 2020 Test mounting pressure transducers 0.50 hours
Feb 18, 2020 Final routing and attaching of carb control cables to the firewall, figuring out hardware stacks, and hookups 3.00 hours
Feb 17, 2020 Finished the edge on the tailpipe cut 0.75 hours
Feb 17, 2020 Removed cowling, continued working on the carb cables install 2.00 hours
Feb 16, 2020 Finished fitting oil cooler bowden 0.75 hours
Feb 16, 2020 Reinstalled exhaust, fitted and cut off new tailpipe 2.25 hours
Feb 09, 2020 Replaced loose hardware in airbox 0.50 hours
Feb 09, 2020 Started fitting oil cooler bowden 0.35 hours
Feb 09, 2020 Finished installing fuse blocks 0.10 hours
Feb 07, 2020 Did more prep work for exhaust welding 1.50 hours
Feb 07, 2020 Finished shaping and fitting the slot in the airbox for carb temp probe 1.00 hours
Feb 04, 2020 Cut a slot in the airbox bracket for the carb temp probe 0.75 hours
Feb 03, 2020 Finished making switch harness attach brackets 1.50 hours
Feb 02, 2020 Fiddled with figuring out switches' harness routing and attachment. Made first test bracket. 2.00 hours
Jan 30, 2020 Installed finished switch placards. Tapped holes for attachment screws 1.50 hours
Jan 29, 2020 Installed compass and finished light strip wire routing 2.00 hours
Jan 28, 2020 Installed light strip, routed and secured it's wires 1.50 hours
Jan 27, 2020 Finished reinstalling back the instrument panel and prepped for light strip install 1.50 hours
Jan 26, 2020 Reinstalling back the instrument panel. What a mess.. 3.00 hours
Jan 23, 2020 Fiddled around with wire routing for panel lighting 2.50 hours
Jan 17, 2020 Relocating fuseblocks 1.50 hours
Jan 16, 2020 Temporarily fixturing exhaust tailpipe to old exhaust 3.00 hours
Jan 03, 2020 Removed and prepped exhaust for re-welding back the tailpipe 1.00 hours
Dec 12, 2019 More fiddling with exhaust extension. Realized ball joint won't work :( 1.00 hours
Dec 11, 2019 Fiddled more with the exhaust extension, calling around and figuring things 4.00 hours
Dec 03, 2019 Fiddling with exhaust extension clocking and positioning 1.00 hours
Dec 03, 2019 Installed fuse blocks 1.00 hours
Nov 22, 2019 Cut off exhaust, fiddling with mock-up 0.75 hours
Nov 22, 2019 Painted (horribly) new switch placards with Klass Kote 5.00 hours
Nov 19, 2019 Cut out and fitted switch placards 2.70 hours
Nov 19, 2019 Tested carb temp probe's wires extensions 0.50 hours
Nov 18, 2019 Etched switch placards 2.50 hours
Nov 17, 2019 Making final brass places for switch placards, applying final mask 6.50 hours
Nov 16, 2019 Fiddling with new exhaust routing 2.00 hours
Nov 15, 2019 Messing around with airbox being crooked 3.50 hours
Nov 09, 2019 Continued fitting new control cables 1.20 hours
Nov 06, 2019 Started fitting new control cables 1.50 hours
Nov 05, 2019 Made sample mockup aluminum placards 1.00 hours
Nov 04, 2019 Finished hooking up the new brake line to fuse 2.00 hours
Nov 03, 2019 Re-tying everything around new brake line 3.50 hours
Oct 29, 2019 Filled and bled brakes. Thanks Nick S for helping! 1.50 hours
Oct 28, 2019 Re-installed parking brake and brake lines, prepped for bleeding 1.50 hours
Oct 27, 2019 Cleaned, repacked and replaced left wheel, reinstalled brake calipers 4.00 hours
Oct 25, 2019 Re-assembled previously removed right wheel and bearings, removed left wheel 1.50 hours
Oct 08, 2019 Replaced breakpads 0.50 hours
Oct 08, 2019 Finished first test brass placard 0.50 hours
Oct 08, 2019 Tested template for new switch placards 0.50 hours
Oct 07, 2019 Rebuilt parking brake valve 1.50 hours
Oct 06, 2019 Finish routed side conduit cables and permanently mounted voltage regulator 3.50 hours
Oct 06, 2019 Permanently mounted brake fluid reservoir 1.00 hours
Oct 02, 2019 Painted test brass placards 0.50 hours
Oct 02, 2019 Removed, disassembled parking brake valve 0.50 hours
Oct 01, 2019 Test-etched sample brass placards 1.50 hours
Sep 29, 2019 Rebuilt left caliper 1.50 hours
Sep 28, 2019 Re-assembled right brake caliper, prepped left for removal 2.00 hours
Sep 27, 2019 Removed, disassembled, cleaned right brake caliper 2.10 hours
Sep 25, 2019 Finished fabricating front brake line 4.00 hours
Sep 24, 2019 Work on front brake line, continued 2.00 hours
Sep 23, 2019 Work on front brake line, continued 2.00 hours
Sep 22, 2019 Worked on front brake line , practiced tube flaring 2.00 hours
Sep 21, 2019 Worked on voltage regulator mounting and side conduit bowden routing 2.10 hours
Sep 15, 2019 Practiced soldering ring terminals 2.00 hours
Sep 14, 2019 Set up voltage regulator mounting 1.00 hours
Sep 14, 2019 Practiced soldering ring terminals 3.50 hours
Sep 12, 2019 Fabricated ANLs and shunt backplate 1.50 hours
Sep 12, 2019 Worked on brake line relocation , practiced flares 2.50 hours
Sep 09, 2019 Set up the new compass mount and tested out labels for switches. Cleaned up. 2.00 hours
Sep 08, 2019 Drilled switch alignment holes in the rear panel 3.90 hours
Sep 07, 2019 Pilot's Instrument Panel new components' layout 4.00 hours
Sep 06, 2019 Firewall forward electrical layout 3.00 hours
Sep 06, 2019 Removed front panel hobbs in preparation for it to be moved to rear panel 1.00 hours
Sep 05, 2019 Firewall forward electrical layout 1.50 hours
Sep 04, 2019 Working on Voltage regulator placement 1.50 hours
Sep 03, 2019 Working on Voltage Regulator and fuse block placement 1.00 hours
Sep 03, 2019 Working on Battery hookups 1.00 hours
Sep 02, 2019 Working on ANLs, shunt, and battery hookups 4.00 hours
Sep 01, 2019 Routing of components in right-side channel in prep for voltage reg and fuse block mounting 1.50 hours
Sep 01, 2019 Template for ANLs and ammeter shunt and solenoids placement 1.00 hours
Sep 01, 2019 Reworked Fuel Sender wiring hookup 1.00 hours
Aug 31, 2019 Figuring out ANLs and solenoids' placement 1.00 hours
Aug 31, 2019 Finished measuring carb control cables 1.00 hours
Aug 31, 2019 Lots of minor things here and there 3.00 hours
Aug 29, 2019 Continued figuring out the carb's control cable routing and lengths 2.50 hours
Aug 28, 2019 Continued figuring out the carb's control cable routing and lengths 2.80 hours
Aug 27, 2019 Painted the alternator pivot arm and the nose baffle support bracket 2.00 hours
Aug 27, 2019 Contiued pondering carburetor and control cables 1.00 hours
Aug 26, 2019 Finished making the alternator pivot arm 2.00 hours
Aug 25, 2019 Fabricating alternator pivot arm 3.50 hours
Aug 24, 2019 CAD and initial mockup of the alternator pivot arm 4.00 hours
Aug 22, 2019 Finishing up and fitting nose baffle support bracket and alternator belt 3.50 hours
Aug 20, 2019 Making new nose baffle support bracket, cont'd 2.00 hours
Aug 18, 2019 Setting up and trying to bend new nose baffle support bracket 4.00 hours
Aug 17, 2019 Fitting of alternator, first attemnts at tracing the pivot arm template 3.00 hours
Aug 14, 2019 Fitting of alternator and baffles 2.00 hours
Aug 14, 2019 Began work on fitting the carburetor 1.00 hours
Aug 13, 2019 Initial fitting of L-40 alternator 1.50 hours
Aug 13, 2019 Removed TBI primer control cable 1.00 hours
Aug 12, 2019 Removed old alternator, checked a bunch of placements 1.30 hours
Aug 12, 2019 Pondered control cable routing for carb 1.00 hours
Aug 10, 2019 Final tweaking and finalizing of the new electrical design 2.50 hours
Aug 08, 2019 Wiring and final load calculations, tweaking and finalizing the new electrical design 3.50 hours
Aug 06, 2019 Drawing new electrical diagram, cont'd, started wiring chart 2.60 hours
Jul 15, 2019 Drawing new electrical diagram, cont'd 3.00 hours
Jul 14, 2019 Drawing new electrical diagram, cont'd 2.00 hours
Jul 05, 2019 Drawing new electrical diagram, cont'd 1.50 hours
Jul 04, 2019 Drawing new electrical diagram, cont'd 2.40 hours
Jun 30, 2019 Disassembly of current electrical, finished 1.50 hours
Jun 27, 2019 Disassembly of current electrical, cont'd 1.50 hours
Jun 26, 2019 Disassembly of current electrical, cont'd 1.60 hours
Jun 25, 2019 Disassembly of current electrical, cont'd 2.00 hours
Jun 24, 2019 Disassembly of current electrical 3.50 hours
Jun 23, 2019 New electrical diagram 4.00 hours
Jun 23, 2019 Disassembly of current electrical 1.00 hours
Jun 22, 2019 Drawing new electrical diagram, cont'd 4.00 hours
Jun 21, 2019 Drawing new electrical diagram 3.00 hours
Jun 19, 2019 Traced wiring for front tach and IVOF front instrument panel 2.00 hours
Jun 18, 2019 tested fuselinks, measured loads, removed and diagnosed turn-and-slip indicator 6.50 hours

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