Time and budget tracking

The two most common questions I get is "How long did that chapter take? How much did it cost?" This page is meant to help give a general estimate broken down by each chapter.


Chapter 1 - General information 
Time: 300+ hours
Dates: October 2010 - December 2011

It's hard to say exactly how much "homework" time was spent prior to the start of build. I would estimate I spent about 6 hours a week for a whole year doing what I call the 'recon stage' of the build. This includes reading the plans, researching, planning, Oshkoshing, emailing, phone calls, (I may have even sent out a fax or two), kinko-ing, Catia-ing, etc.

Chapter 2 - Materials
N/A

Chapter 3 - Practice layups
Time: 9 hours
Dates: 1/26/2013 - 2/5/2013
Cost: $160

Chapter 4 - Bulkheads

Time: 33 hours
Dates: 2/25/2013 - 3/13/2013
Cost: $3,800 (materials for Chapter 4 through Chapter 7)

Chapter 5 - Fuselage sides
Time: 41 hours
Dates: 3/15/2013 - 4/14/2013

Chapter 6 - Fuselage assembly
Time: 60 hours
Dates: 4/15/2013 - 6/9/2013

Chapter 7 - Fuselage exterior
Time: 39 hours
Dates: 6/10/2013 - 7/22/2013

Chapter 8 - Rollover structure & seat belts

Time: 17 hours
Dates: 7/23/2013 - 8/2/2013
Cost: $120 (only includes materials for the rollover tube structure; will update as more hardware is purchased.)

Chapter 9
Part 1: Speed brake

Time: 48 hours
Dates: 8/3/2013 - 9/4/2013
Cost: $210

Part 2: Main landing gear

Time: 54 hours
Dates: 9/16/2013 - 11/29/2013
Cost: $1,990

Chapter 10 - The canard
Time: 55 hours
Dates: 4/17/2015 - 6/29/2015
Cost: $1,147

Chapter 13 - Nose and nose gear
Time: 143 hours
Dates:1/3/2014 - 12/9/2014
Cost: $4,385

Chapter 14 - Center-section spar
Time: 121 hours
Dates:1/3/2015 - 4/12/2015
Cost: $430


::Last updated on 8/19/2015::


Still to come:

Chapter 11 - Elevators
Chapter 12 - Canard installation

Chapter 15 - Firewall and accessories
Chapter 16 - Control system
Chapter 17 - Roll/pitch trim system
Chapter 18 - Canopy
Chapter 19 - Wing, ailerons and wing attach
Chapter 20 - Winglet and rudders
Chapter 21 - Strakes and fuel tanks
Chapter 22 - Electrical system
Chapter 23 - Engine install
Chapter 24 - Covers, fairings and consoles
Chapter 25 - Paint and finishing
Chapter 26 - Upholstery



7 comments:

Dario Zapata said...

Ary Great job !!

Todd Wetzel said...

Ary, you have done a first rate job documenting the build. Your web log is likely to become an excellent builder resource. Looking forward to the following chapters!

Joe Abedini said...

Great Job keep it up , you are making thinking hard to build one soon, thanks

Joe Abedini said...

Great job keep it up!!!

Anonymous said...

any estimated time in the nose cone and nose gear?

Ary Glantz said...

I will be updating this section shortly to include Chapter 13 - most likely in the next month or two. There were a lot of mods during this chapter - and mods require a lot of research, planning, white-boarding, etc.

Don Sheff said...

Hey Ary,

I am excited for you. I did not realize so much was hidden under that wing in your garage! ;))

Look forward to checking in on your progress. Nicely done!

Don Sheff CCP