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computer log gone!!

Postby Jeffrey T » Thu Nov 29, 2012 7:48 pm

I had kept my log and photos on kitlog. Nice program. However, my computer died a terrible death and it is gone. Backup? No :-( . Now what do I do? What do I tell the DAR about the log for the tail feathers and 1st half of the wing kit? I assume this has happened before, but not to me. HELP!!

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Postby captain_john » Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:53 pm

The DAR doesn't need the log. The DAR needs an airworthy plane to view.

You won't need the builders log for airworthiness.

OTOH, You would need a few pictures of the building process to convince the feds that you deserve a Repairman's Certificate.

Once again, an entire web-based log is overkill. All you really need is a few good pictures of yourself doing work on the plane from time to time and a good story.

Relax... it ain't all that bad! You will be fine!

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Postby DaAV8R » Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:45 pm

So are you saying that if I take in 2,500 hours of video tape showing me building the plane, they aren't going to watch it? 8)

The 80 hours of prepping wing ribs is absolutely captivating :mrgreen:

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Postby captain_john » Fri Nov 30, 2012 7:01 am

It only took you 80 hours!?!

Hmmmm... No wonder why I am on a 10 year plan!

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Postby Wicked Stick » Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:08 am

Sorry to hear of your data loss...
Perhaps it would be wise to back up your Kit log moving forward.
Even if it's just to a CD or DVD disk.

CJ is right, the issue isn't going to be getting the plane airworthy, but it does help to have some logs come the Repairmen's Cert. time.
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Postby leffler » Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:20 am

As other's have said, backing up the local db (mdb file) is important. It's too late for that advice

I backup my mdb file nightly and print hard copies on a quartely basis.

Options that are available to you:

Did you publish to mykitlog.com? You can manually recreate the log. It's going to be tedious, but it can be done.

Depending on what happened, you may be able to recover your hard disk as long as no other programs wrote to the disk overwriting your files. Search for a disk recovery firm. Many times they can get all your data back. It's not cheap, I've seen fees like $300-$500 for straight forward recoveries. More if there is significant manual labor involved.

If just your motherboard died, just stick the disk in your new computer. Your data should still be there. Re-install kitlog and copy just the file with the mbd extension.
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Postby Jeffrey T » Fri Nov 30, 2012 12:37 pm

Unfortunately, it's all gone. Backups are a good idea, and I remember telling myself that I really should do it. I'll either plan on actually doing it or switch to paper.

Thanks for the reassurance

Jeff

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Postby Vlad » Fri Nov 30, 2012 12:50 pm

Jeff don't sweat it. You said you lost empennage logs and some of the wings. It's not the end of the world. Reconstruct logs from your memory in written form. Approximate dates and work performed it will keep your future inspector happy. You still have 99% to go back it up this time. Move on stuff happens :)


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Postby ptrotter » Fri Nov 30, 2012 2:13 pm

Jeff,

If you ar really upset about it, there are companies that can probbaly recover the lost data from your disk drive. I had my system crash and lost a lot of data but I was able to recover most of it. It is not cheap but most data can be recovered. You can search the Internet for data recovery companies.

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Postby captain_john » Fri Nov 30, 2012 2:31 pm

Paullie, I remember those files!

You saved all that old porn in bitmap format!

Good thing it wasn't all for not!

Hahahaha

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