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Re: REFLECTOR: Build Time

Ben -
Of course the end game is where the time can vary a lot.  I have 1250 hours in om my r.g. elite and I am hoping to be flight testing this summer.  I will be having some major help with interior, instrument panel, engine mounting - toubleshooting and painting.  Many builders, of course, do much of the above themselves.  I have been at it for 3 1/2 years and loved most of it.  (I did my wings from scratch and the second one is a drag.)  Do enjoy the journey.
Nate Jackson
-----Original Message-----
From: Benjamin David Cowan <bdcowan@telepath.com>
To: REFLECTOR <reflector@awpi.com>
Date: Sunday, January 17, 1999 6:25 PM
Subject: REFLECTOR: Build Time

    Anyone who's finished an RG Elite, I'm curious, what is a good guess at hours to complete one. I've only been working 1 1/2 weeks so far but have already put in 75 hrs.. Bulkheads in, working on nose gear doors.. then nose gear and main gear. I'm having the wings built by Alan,, am just curious what the rest should take me reasonably.. Anyone want to gander a guess based on your own experience..? I plan to stick to the manual and use a Franklin 6 cylinder engine with the accessories franklin provides. I'm curious if I put in 50 hrs a week if I could expect to finish this thing in a year. What's the record for one person completing one of these anyway? Anyone know? I'm not compromising quality either.. 1000 hrs, 1500 hrs?
David Cowan
Std. RG Elite