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27939$64,239.75$9,457.70$11,595.11
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DateTask DescriptionBuilding hoursAdmin HoursCategoryCostPA LSX PartsEthan PurchasedComment
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8/31/2007Sent kit deposit check to Jim Ratte of Recreational Mobility - Searey Dealer Extra cost Options chosen: 1. Carbon Fiber hull - $3548
2. Plastic long range fuel tank $238
3. ABS dashboard $17
4. Electric Flaps - $278 I understand that most people do this.
5. Electric Gear - $741 - same as hydraulic cost?
6. Standard hydraulic brakes with Copilot hand lever $129
7. CK Stainless muffler - $1199
$7,000.00 The original plastic fuel tank was $238.
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6/15/2008Balance of invoice paid on 6/15/2008$25,050.00
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6/22/2008Brian Baillod's Kit #1DK467C shipped via FedEx National Freight. Address: Planning Design Build DE FOREST WI 53532-2976 The tracking number is ORL-664966.
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6/24/2008Crate arrives in DeForest WI at Planning Design Build loading dock
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7/1/2008Crate delivered to my garage from my neighbor's warehouse via flatbed towtruck$150.00
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7/12/2008Emptied crate and Inventoried parts3
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4/13/2010Ordered Searey Classic Bulkhead upgrade kit - invoice 3380 1 SEAREY BULKHEAD UPGRADE KIT-RETROFIT FOR EXISTING SEAREY
1 @ $532.20 + shipping
$549.01549.01
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9/2/2010Fuselage Gear, Nutplate4
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9/3/2010Fuselage p. 1.190 and p. 1.210 of old manual2
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9/6/2010P. 1.220 and p. 2.010 fuselage1.5
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9/7/2010Phone call with Jim Ratte regarding vertical fin assembly - answered questions gave advice1
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9/8/2010p. 1.220 and p. 2.010 fuselage1.5
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9/12/2010Conf call with Chris Leng regarding getting advice on putting fuselage in the hull1
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9/12/2010p. 2.0102
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9/13/2010Parts order invoice 2659 100 RIVET, AB6-8A (formerly AAP-68) @ $0.13 = $13.00
100 RIB INSERT @ $0.05 = $5.00
$18.00
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9/16/2010electric gear p.21
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11/18/2010Parts order invoice 2863 4 PLASTIC SPACER, 1/8", 3/8 I.D. X 1" 0.D. @ $1.05 = $4.20$12.35
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9/2/2011fuselage gear nut plate Time-5:00 pm to 6:30 pm1.5
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9/3/2011Root Tube Installation, Root Support Assembly Time-5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
P. 1.190, 1.210
1.5
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9/6/2011Vertical Fin Installation Time-2:00 pm to 3:30 pm P.1.220, 2.0101.5
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11/7/2011Electric Gear p.23
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11/24/2011Install bulkhead upgrade kit1.5
fuselage
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4/23/2012Ordered Long Range Aluminum Fuel tank from Rob Loneragan - Searey Australia rob@searey.com.au - sent money via wire transfer$1,293.44
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No work in 2013 and 2014
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5/24/2015Cut tail boom and bulkhead holes in hull. Packed up parts and transported Searey kit to new building location.45Hull
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6/7/2015Met with Ethan Brodsky regarding building partnership. Reviewed parts and build status02
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6/11/2015Unpacked parts and organized. Loaded new part bin with small parts2.52Aircraft
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6/14/2015Started disassembly of existing fuselage construction due to boom tube being incorrectly installed. Decided to take everything apart so we could also ensure that some hidden nuts were torqued properly5
Fuselage
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6/14/2015Searey Order 1059 5310-004 BOOM SUPPORT TUBE, LOWER qty1 $57.05 $57.05
3230-081 ALUMINUM SPACER, 5/8" OD X 3/4" qty2 $2.56 $5.12
5530-005 PLASTIC SPACER, 1/8" qty30 $0.21 $6.30
5310-031 COCKPIT TUBE, UPPER LS qty2 $75.21 $150.42
5310-039 FORWARD COCKPIT Z STRAP qty2 $14.28 $28.56
5310-038 FORWARD COCKPIT ANGLE qty2 $13.28 $26.56
N407A BOLT, AN4-07A qty10 $0.25 $2.50
N417A BOLT, AN4-17A qty10 $0.38 $3.80
N4W WASHER, AN4 (AN960C416) qty25 $0.08 $2.00
N4LN NUT, AN4 LOCK (MS21044N4) qty25 $0.25 $6.25
N3LN NUT, AN3 LOCK (MS21044N3)qty25 $0.20 $5.00
3220-013 ALUMINUM SPACER, 3/8 X .049 X 1-1/2 qty2 $2.90 $5.80
$299.36299.36
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6/19/2015Sanded plastic cable wheel so that it spun freely in holder and reinstalled0.5Gear
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6/20/2015Started re-assembly of bulkhead and fuselage6
Fuselage
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6/22/2015Searey order 1075 3220-007 CHANNEL BRACKET REINFORCEMENT qty1 $9.33
3220-017 UPPER TAIL POST SUPPORT qty2 $19.10 $38.20
N427A BOLT, AN4-27A qty10 $0.65 $6.50
2850-003 FUEL TANK ANGLE, AFT qty1 $7.79 $7.79
2850-002 FUEL TANK ANGLE, FORWARD qty1 $18.41 $18.41
3230-084 PULLEY MOUNT BRACKET AFT qty1 $9.43 $9.43
$89.6689.66
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6/24/2015Worked noon to 5:30 - built tail wheel, attached retract cables, made video of retract test5.5Gear
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7/8/2015Attached landing gear and wheels6
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7/9/2015Searey order 1137 2730-003 ELEVATOR PUSH-PULL OVERSLEEVE Qty1 $2.16
3210-019 GEAR LEG BUSHING, 1/2 X 2-1/8" STEEL Qty 2 $8.44 $16.88
N4TN NUT, AN4 THIN (MS21083N4) Qty 4 $0.23 $0.92
N312A BOLT, AN3-12A Qty 2 $0.29 $0.58
3230-087 PULLEY, 1-5/8 UHMW Qty 1 $14.33 $14.33
3230-115 GEAR LEG SPACER PAD Qty 4 $14.87 $59.48
N632 Bolt, AN6-32 Drilled Thread End Qty 2 $3.76 $7.52
N6W WASHER, AN6 (AN960C616) Qty 4 $0.11 $0.44
NMS17825-6 NUT, CASTLE MS17825-6 Qty 2 $3.04 $6.08
3240-021 Wheel Bearing Only, 5/8" (for standard Hegar Wheel/tail wheel 5/8 qty 2 $1.95 $3.90
$112.29112.29
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7/18/2015Built new builders log site - searey.baillod.net on wordpress and transferred records6
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7/28/2015Aircraft Spruce order Unit Price Total Price
1 1 0 AN4-62A AN BOLT UNDRILLED AN4-62A 10.950 10.95
$12.88
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8/22/2015Worked from noon to 6:30pm on airplane controls. Changed location of diagonal bulkhead tubes and replaced tailwheel bearing. Installed control stick, elevator push/pull tube assembly and aileron controls. May need to redo aileron controls with new parts.6.5
Controls
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8/29/2015Worked from 3pm to 7pm on airplane controls, landing gear. Put bone tangs in to hold control cables. riveted control tube oversleeve. Installed LSX improved gear leg bushings on pilot side. Had to drill larger hole.4
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8/31/2015Phone call with Jim Ratte regarding LSX upgrades, purchasing new wings0.5
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9/7/2015Aircraft spruce bolt order
4 AN4-41A BOLT UNDRILLED AN4-41A 1.290 5.16
2 AN5-34 BOLT DRILLED AN5-34 1.640 3.28
1 AN4-20 BOLT DRILLED AN4-20 0.740 0.74
2 AN4-11 BOLT DRILLED AN4-11 0.680 1.36
1 AN4-15A BOLT UNDRILLED AN4-15A 0.350 0.35
$16.84Received and labeled for use
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9/7/2015Worked from 3pm to 7pm. Riveted wire clips on boom tube, tested gas tank, inventoried wing parts and decided what to ship to use for quick-build wings4
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9/7/2015Searey order #1281, $519.11 Code Item Qty Price Grand Total
2710-023 CONVERSION KIT CLASSIC AILERON CONTROL TO LSX CONTROL
1 $184.48 $184.48
5340-053 HULL SIDE REINFORCEMENT PLATE
2 $36.04 $72.08
5730-008 END CAP, 1" (FOR .049)
1 $0.59 $0.59
2720-040 PEDAL FOOT REST RIGHT
1 $28.22 $28.22
7610-002 ALUMINUM SPACER, 3/16 X 1/4" (AN43DD3-16FC)
2 $0.49 $0.98
3230-085 PULLEY MOUNT BRACKET FORWARD
2 $13.07 $26.14
3230-086 PULLEY GUARD
2 $10.74 $21.48
175P PULLEY, 1-3/4"
2 $25.06 $50.12
2720-039 PEDAL FOOT REST LEFT
1 $28.22 $28.22
2720-041 RUDDER PEDAL REINFORCEMENT TUBE
2 $13.54 $27.08
2720-045 RUDDER PEDAL CABLE STANDOFF
2 $7.52 $15.04
N320A BOLT, AN3-20A
2 $0.38 $0.76
2720-036 RUDDER CABLE EXTENSION
2 $27.87 $55.74
2720-043 RUBBER FOOT PAD
2 $4.09 $8.18
0.5$519.11519.11Received 9/14/15 and verified - was missing two parts from the aileron control kit
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9/8/2015Searey order #1282 - 2 Gear Leg Spacer pads for pilot side gear leg.$29.74Received 9/14/15 and verified
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9/15/2015Bilge Drain Plugs ordered - Seachoice 18781 qty 2$12.78Received 9/20/2015 and verified
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9/20/2015built LSX rudder pedal foot rests. Took longer because reinforcement tubes were too long and needed to be ground shorter. Found this out after riveting which made it more difficult2
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9/27/2015Worked from 3:30 - 8:30pm. Finished drilling rudder pedals, installed rudder cable pulleys, installed gear pad spacer legs5
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9/28/2015 Aircraft Spruce order - 2xAN4-40A and an assorted AN4 bolt kit. Also did some building research1$70.44
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9/28/2015McMaster Carr order. Rivets for rudder pedals and AL6061 6 inch plates for stringer bolts$27.65arrived 9/30
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9/30/2015worked 6 hours. Finished riveting rudder pedal covers, installed vertical fin compression strut, eletric trim/variable incidence. Electric flap actuator and linkages, Aileron torque tube bearings. Started sanding hull interior for painting prep. Ordered several things.61
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9/30/2015Ordered tuffcoat, dark gray, 2 part primer, and roller from Gander Mountain$169.46arrived 10/3/15
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9/30/3015Ordered 1 gal CorrosionX Aviation from Amazon$114.40
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10/4/2015Drilled Bilge drain plugs, built horizontal stabilizers, tested electric trim mechanism5
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10/7/2015Patched hull, built elevators, float attachments5
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10/7/2015Ethan bought Epoxy patching materials. West 610 epoxy adhesive , 105 resin qt, 206 hardener and pumps. Got for half price$60.00
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10/9/2015Ethan spent 3 hours painting the gas tank on 10/93
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10/10/2015Ethan brought over the gas tank and we did some riveting, misc stuff1
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10/18/2015Worked from 1:30 to 7:00. Primed inside of hull, trial fit rudder, fixed elevator part reversal, corrosionx inside of rudder5.5
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10/20/2015Painted inside of hull with tuffcoat nonskid paint3.5
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10/25/2015Removed landing gear to prepare for fuselage trial fit in hull1
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10/25/2015Searey order #1406 2720-045 RUDDER PEDAL CABLE STANDOFF qty 2 $7.52 $15.04
2710-013 SPACER, 1/4 I.D. X 1/4" (METAL) qty 4 $0.42 $1.68
3260-007 FLOAT STRUT SUPPORT EYE qty 2 $0.57 $1.14
$17.8617.86
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10/29/2015Aircraft Spruce PAR-AL-KETONE QT. Part #: 09-26800$31.16
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10/29/2015Trial fit fuselage, rebuilt footrest for more room, cut holes in rear hull for wires and aileron tube.9.5
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10/31/2015McMaster Carr order
1 each 8752K111 Impact-Resistant UHMW Polyethylene Sheet, White, 1/8" Thick, 12" x 12" $7.61 each 7.61
1 each 8752K121 Impact-Resistant UHMW Polyethylene Sheet, White, 1/16" Thick, 12" x 12" $6.92 each 6.92
1 pack 94812A850 Nylon 6/6 Hex Nut, 3/8"-24 Thread Size, 9/16" Wide, 21/64" High, Off-White, packs of 50 $5.94 pack 5.94
$20.47
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10/31/2015Searey Order #1424
5330-026 CHANNEL BRACKET, 1-1/4 X 3-1/2" qty 2 $12.39 $24.78
2730-019 ELEVATOR PUSH-PULL GUIDE LSX qty 1 $15.74 $15.74
7610-002 ALUMINUM SPACER, 3/16 X 1/4" (AN43DD3-16FC) qty 4 $0.49 $1.96
5330-003 CHANNEL BRACKET, 1" X 2" 1 $8.71 $8.71
5310-035 HEEL REST CAP qty 1 $15.51 $15.51
3220-013 ALUMINUM SPACER, 3/8 X .049 X 1-1/2 qty 3 $2.90 $8.70
1610-160 CARPET, 80" DBLWIDE NONBACK, GRAY, 1YD qty 1 $17.01 $17.0
$92.4192.41Received
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11/1/2015AIrcraft spruce order# 1877024
1 12-01480 ECON CLECO PLIERS 5.950 5.95
24 12-01138 SHEET HOLDERS M-1/8 CLECO C-18 0.480 11.52
10 AN364-428A MS21083N4 STOP NUT 0.130 1.30
4 AN6-33 BOLT DRILLED AN6-33 1.990 7.96
3 AN4-37A BOLT UNDRILLED AN4-37A 1.160 3.48
4 MS17825-6 SELF LOCKING NUT MS17825-6 1.980 7.92
12 12-01140 SHEET HOLDERS M-3/32 CLECO 0.550 6.60
6 12-00866 1/4 COPPER CLECO FASTENER K-1/4 1.500 9.00
24 12-01139 SHEET HOLDERS M-3/16 CLECO 0.480 11.52
$78.13Received
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11/7/2015Ethan spent 2 hours talking to Jim Ratte who was onsite in my garage giving us a technical walkthru. Got a lot of feedback to implement!2
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11/4/2015Worked 3 hours. Rudder pedal standoff, return spring3
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11/9/2015Discussed Jim Ratte feedback1
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11/11/2015Veterans Day - implemented Ratte Feedback changes and did hull trial fitting, made plastic shims.7
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11/6/2015Recreational Mobility Delta Wing parts for LSX Upgrade + Frise Aileron Kit$7,516.827516.82
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11/22/2015Modified Vertical stabilizer, more hull fitting, inventoried new wing parts6
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11/22/2015Searey Order #1469
5330-019 BILGE PUMP SERVICE MOUNT PLATE qty 1 $13.28 $13.28
5710-066 TIE DOWN BRACKET qty 2 $14.48 $28.96
3230-084 PULLEY MOUNT BRACKET AFT qty 1 $9.43 $9.43
3230-086 PULLEY GUARD qty 5 $10.74 $53.70
175P PULLEY, 1-3/4" qty 1 $25.06 $25.06
3230-089 PULLEY SUPPORT MID qty 1 $9.90 $9.90
3220-013 ALUMINUM SPACER, 3/8 X .049 X 1-1/2 qty 5 $2.90 $14.50
$154.83154.83
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11/22/2015Aircraft Spruce order # 1897916
6 AN4-40A BOLT UNDRILLED AN4-40A 1.250 7.50
8 AN4-32A BOLT UNDRILLED AN4-32A 0.870 6.96
6 AN4-45A BOLT UNDRILLED AN4-45A 1.370 8.22
4 AN4-12 BOLT DRILLED AN4-12 0.740 2.96
2 AN4-47A BOLT UNDRILLED AN4-47A 1.510 3.02
2 AN4-46A BOLT UNDRILLED AN4-46A 1.470 2.94
2 AN4-44A BOLT UNDRILLED AN4-44A 1.470 2.94
2 AN4-43A BOLT UNDRILLED AN4-43A 1.440 2.88
2 AN4-42A BOLT UNDRILLED AN4-42A 1.310 2.62
2 AN4-41A BOLT UNDRILLED AN4-41A 1.290 2.58
2 AN4-50A BOLT UNDRILLED AN4-50A 2.930 5.86
$48.48
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11/25/2015Upper tailpost support, installed seat bracket with bushing, extra phenolic pulleys for cables, eyebolts in ceiling for lifting plane6
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11/27/2015drilled stringers for hull attach, Cut gear holes, set up pulleys to lift plane5
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12/6/2015Worked on trial fit of gas tank. Riveted Boom tube cluster bracket which involved some experimentation to get it square.5
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12/7/2015Sprayed CorrosionX in 25 of the fuselage tubes for corrosion protection3
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12/19/2015Right Wing: Started building frame. Installed rudder and tailwheel cable pulleys6.5
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12/19/2015Searey Order #1539
1020-001 BOW EYE BACKING PLATE $17.78 $17.78
2720-018 RUDDER HORN LS qty1 $25.51 $25.51
264CR35 RIVET, CCR-264-SS-3-5 qty 40 $0.29 $11.60
2720-046 RUDDER HORN STOP qty 2 $12.25 $24.50
NP1/4-28 NUTPLATE, 1/4-28 (BLIND NUT) (MS21047L4 qty 4 $1.14 $4.56
N420A BOLT, AN4-20A qty 8 $0.42 $3.36
N421A BOLT, AN4-21A qty 4 $0.46 $1.84
N424A BOLT, AN4-24A qty 4 $0.55 $2.20
0610-002 SEAREY RECOMMENDED FLIGHT MANUAL qty 1 $15.00 $15.00
$106.35106.35
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12/20/2015Left Wing: Started building frame. Also sprayed corrosionx in the wing tubes 4.5
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12/20/2015Ordered the Mega Hatch from Searey Mobility
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12/26/2015Right Wing: Installed upper ribs, inner rib, diagonal brace, cuff support angles6
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12/30/2015Right Wing: Add lower wing ribs and wing rib inserts3.5$25.64
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1/3/2016Ordered Fuel tank filler cap $12.99, fuel tank vent $12.65
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1/9/2016Right Wing: Cut and installed rib supports. Installed stainless steel tie wraps around wing rib supports.6
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1/16/2016Searey order #1586
FW100-14 WASHER, 1/4 X 1" SS FENDER (25N100WFES) qty 6 $0.32 $1.92
5710-018/08 WING RIB, LOWER #08 LS qty 1 $27.25 $27.25
5710-018/03 WING RIB, LOWER #03 LS qty 1 $31.71 $31.71
5720-019 WING CUFF SPACER TUBE qty 1 $6.18 $6.18
7310-020 TIE WRAP, PLASTIC 11" qty 20 $0.06 $1.20
7310-033 TIE WRAP, SS 20.5" L x .180" W qty 5 $0.99 $4.95
$92.48
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1/17/2016Right Wing: Started building Flaps and Ailerons6.5
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1/18/2016Right Wing: Drilled wingtip4.5
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1/19/2016Searey order #1591
5750-017 FLAP GAP SEAL INBOARD qty 2 $22.41 $44.82
5750-019 FLAP GAP SEAL OUTBOARD qty 2 $20.66 $41.32
5750-029 FLAP GAP SEAL SUPPORT qty 2 $9.24 $18.48
5750-067 FLAP LEAD EDGE TORQUE ARM EXT WITH OVERSLEEVE qty 2 $67.94 $135.88
2710-001 AILERON TORQUE TUBE HORN, WELDED qty 2 $29.38 $58.76
AB4-2A RIVET, AB4-2A qty 50 $0.10 $5.00
AB4-3A RIVET, AB4-3A qty 100 $0.04 $4.00
$308.26
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1/21/2016Continued right wing tip, attaching trailing edge wing cuffs4
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1/25/2016Qty Ship B/O Item Unit Price Total Price
4 4 0 AN4H-32A AN4H-32A DRILLED HEAD BOLT 1.350 5.40
10 10 0 K1000-4 NUT,TWO LUG ANCHOR MS21047L4 0.930 9.30
2 2 0 AN4-32 BOLT DRILLED AN4-32 1.140 2.28
4 4 0 AN4H-20A AN4H-20A AN BOLT 0.890 3.56
2 2 0 AN4-17 BOLT DRILLED AN4-17 0.840 1.68
2 2 0 AN4H-15A AN BOLT AN4H-15A DRILLED HEAD 0.790 1.58
4 0 4 AN4-41A BOLT UNDRILLED AN4-41A 1.290 5.16
6 6 0 AN310-4 NUT, CASTLE AN310-4 0.920 5.52
Subtotal: USD 34.48
$34.48
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2/11/2016Right Wing:drilling rivet holes in wingtip and trailing edge wing cuffs.3
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Searey order 1659
WABUP4 BACKUP WASHER FOR 1/8 RIVET qty 100 $0.06 $6.00
5720-001 FABRIC REINFORCEMENT PLATE qty 4 $6.01 $24.04
5720-016 INSPECTION HOLE RING qty 14 $1.20 $16.80
$53.64
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3/23/2016Right Wing: Final riveting of wingtip cuff. Installed trusses on wing ribs and torque tube retaining collar. Started work on leading edge cuff.5.5
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3/25/2014Right Wing: Drilled and trial fit leading edge wing cuff 4
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3/26/2015Right Wing: Deburred Leading edge cuff, assembled left flap and left aileron. finished right flap and right alileron5.5
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3/27/2016Organized parts, modified wing rack1
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