June 19th, 2007 - 1.0 hours - 3.0 total - Sanded and polished edges of Elevator Pulley Brackets. Purchased some
finished lumber to make the elevator/ruder jig. Had a heck of a time finding two peices of 10ft long 1X6 that were
perfectly streight and square! Ended up having to buy red oak as it was the only streight flat peices I could find.
It was pretty spendy, but considering how critical the trueness of the tail surfaces are, I decided it was a good
June 21st, 2007 - 1.0 hours - 4.0 total - Marked and drilled holes in Elevator Pulley Brackets. Cleaned up holes
and slight marking from being clamped in drill press vise
June 22nd, 2007 - 1.5 hours - 5.5 total - Roughed up surface of Elevator Pulley Brackets with emery cloth in
preperation for priming. Bent to shape, polished up again with emery cloth to remove vise marks and any other
residue, then gave them one coat of primer. Picked up all of the plywood and spruce pieces to make stabilizer
and elevator from the hardwood shop. Got new blade for table saw to cut spruce to size.
June 23rd, 2007 - 2.5 hours - 8.0 hours total - Put second coat of primer on Elevator Pulley Brackets. They're
finished - officialy the first parts finished on this project! Cut out, drilled, ground, sanded and put first coat of
primer on Elevator Trim Tab Horn.
Completed Elevator Pulley Brackets
June 24th, 2007 - 0 hours - 8.0 total - Put second coat of primer on Elevator Trim Tab Horn. Discovered I'll need
to make a second one if I want to have a trim tab on the starboard side too. Only the port side tab is functional, but
the original Spitfire has tabs on both elevators. Will need to make all parts for both tabs even though starboard side
will be fixed in place and innoperative.
June 17th, 2007 - Purchased the plans in May. They are provided
as PDF files. Waited a few days for them to arrive via CD as they
were too big to make it through e-mail. Located local supplier for
wood and a local shop with an automated router that can take CNC
files. Tally-Ho sends the files directly to the shop - so I'm waiting
for them to recieve the files. Plotted off a full set of plans provided
so far (wing, canopy, and engine not available yet). Downloaded and
printed all color photos from the web site and put in a binder for
reference. Printed up instruction manual and also put in a binder.
Printed out an 8.5 x 11 set of drawings for reference too. Saves a lot
of leafing through the big sheets. Made this web site and started
June 18th, 2007 - 2.0 hours. - Cut out Elevator Pulley Brackets
from flat 4130 steel. Ground to shape. Marked for drillilling and
Completed Trim Tab Horn (Port side)
June 25th, 2007- 1.0 - 9.0 total - Traced out 2nd Trim Tab Horn on metal sheet to cut out later. Placed order with
Aircraft Spruce for hardware needed for Trim Tab Horns and Elevator Pulley Brackets.
June 26th, 2007 - 2.0 - 11.0 total - Cut out second trin tab horn. Ground down, shaped, drilled, bent, sanded, and
primed with two coats.