Chapter 4 - Bulkheads

- With the kids asleep, managed to finish microing the seatback.  Oh yeah, this baby will be flying in no time. 
3/11/06 -
Continued work on front seat, spent an hour on it.  During that hour, I cut out a corner that I messed up on 3/7 and micro'd some replacement foam into it.  Once that cures, I'll be able to contour it into good shape.  Gotta love composite construction!  After that, I started micro'ing the surface in preparation for putting down my first layers of glass.  I didn't have enough time/confidence to do that today, but I'll get to it soon.  I got the surface maybe 75% covered before I had to stop.  If I had just mixed one bi batch and done it in one or two shots, I'd be done, but I underestimated the amount of micro that the foam surface would eat, so I kept mixing one or two ounce batches.  I'm an idjut!  A note for the future, I can probably mix bigger batches of micro since I'm using the slow hardener.  Glargh!  Well, at least I'm building.  At this rate, I should be just about ready to fly for the 100th anniversary of the first Cozy test flight.
3/7/2006 -
Life is starting to get back to normal, or at least as normal as can be.  It's been a month since I got my supplies, it's time to start building!  Today, I cut out the front seat!  I cut and smoothed one edge as shown in the plans, but managed to really pooch it up by making it kinda rough.  I don't know how hard it will be to fix, probably something I can fix with dry micro.  During one cut, I broke off a corner (I epoxied it back, no harm, it's setting now).  An inauspicious start, but...  it's a start! - 1 hour.
3/2/2006 - Crikey, now my wife's grandmother has died.
2/12/2006 - My wife's parents were killed in a fire, the project is on hold.  Much more important things to worry about right now.

Cozy Page - Ben Hallert - - Progress: 4 hours - 0% of estimated 2700 hours construction. - Last updated 4/23/06
All text and original photographs copyright Ben Hallert except where otherwise noted.  Cozy Mk IV is a registered design of Aircraft Spruce and the author makes no claim otherwise.