EMG-6 “Shop Notes” and Index for the month of August 2015
In our upgrade the progress blog for the EMG-6 we will be formatting our process slightly different than we have done in the past. Previously we have just rambled on and taken pictures on a daily basis of everything that’s happening in the shop. This works out great for following along and just seeing how things work, but in the future we will try and have each post have a little bit more continuity with the previous posts. We will make a page called shop notes an index for each month but we will make changes to each topic page as we progress. This will show a single subject matter from start to finish and help tie all the things that happened over the previous months together with a single subject. Any subject matter worth pictures and explanation we will create into its own post.
August 1, 2015 Return from Oshkosh
Our return from Oshkosh took 44 hours of driving straight through. Jason in myself swapped off driving 4 to 5 hours a piece only stopping for fuel and food. We also had our 2 15-year-old boys In the truck with this as well. No one was very happy about my push to drive straight through. But we were all happy to get home and take a well-deserved break.
August 24, 2015
We been working in the shop for the last couple of days trying to regroup and put everything away from the Oshkosh airshow trip. Jason has been away from the shop for the last week and a half deer hunting and as such is just now started getting the shot put back together like it should be. In addition to trying to get geared up to build more parts. We are in preparation for another 120 hour light sport repairman maintenance class that is upcoming in October.
August 26, 2015
In addition to our cleanup routine that’s going on in the shop this week we have started to work on inventory. This involves taking many of the parts that we have manufactured over the last couple of months and packaging them putting them in inventory and putting the data into the web store.
August 27, 2015
We have been working on for filling several orders for fuselage boom assembly kits. Primarily, we have 2 outstanding orders for the small parts for the boom kits. We brought the large parts with us in the trailer to Oshkosh to eliminate the shipping costs, and now we just need to finish packaging up and inventorying the rest of the components that are necessary for completing the rest of the fuselage boom kits. Because we are working in this area, we should start to see some more detailed blog information about the fuselage boom assembly in the next couple of days as we begin to put some detail effort into this area.
August 29, 2015
We have now managed to publish fuselage boom assembly drawings for Bulkheads 1 through 5 On to the builders database and are continuing to work through the weekend to see if we can’t finish up all of the database drawings for the fuselage boom.
We have also started to post some of the back issues of the articles that we write for the “Experimenter” section of “Sport Aviation” Magazine. In the July issue we written an article on the use of pipe fittings in aviation.
August 30-31, 2015
Over the last couple of days we have posted nearly 75 new drawings to the builders database. Primarily in the fuselage boom assembly area. We have been putting together fuselage boom assembly kits and preparing them for shipment.
Most every part is protected for long-term storage, either through the process of vacuum bagging or in the case of many of the components like the bulkheads and sheet metal components where they have a layer of plastic already on the part. In these cases we don’t put in the extra effort to vacuum bag the part.
We been working quite diligently on developing our mass production capabilities. We normally are manufacturing at least enough parts for 10 aircraft at a time. Depending on raw materials and machining demand.
One of the fuselage bulkheads cut out on the CNC router before bending.
Some of the individual bulkheads laid out in order. Once we have a complete kit put together we will do a overview photograph of all the components together.