Chapter 4 - Bulkheads
3/19/06 - 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.
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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.