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rgaynor 09-13-2021 03:13 PM

Kit Hours Planning Question - Specifically Finishing, Avionics, Engine
 
Hi Everyone,

I am on the clock to finish my fuselage kit by May (ordered Finishing). I am trying to plan ahead for spending and time so I am hoping for a little advice. If the Finishing arrives in May, I need to gauge how long it will take me to complete it (in estimated number of hours) so I can order the Avionics (six month estimated lead time).

Then I have the same question for the Avionics Kit to order the engine (also a six month estimated lead time).

I live in Florida and want to minimize the amount of time the Avionics/Engine sit. Not to mention I want to finish her and fly :-).

Estimates appreciated.

Thanks much,
Rob

ludorhb 09-19-2021 09:35 AM

The two things that take the longest in the finishing kit are the canopy and cowling. The canopy took me two weeks to complete and paint working about 4-5 hours a day. The cowling can't be done until the engine is installed.

The rest of the finish kit is a piece of cake.

JwWright57 09-22-2021 02:20 PM

Rob, the fuse kit IS a lot of work but I would expect you'll finish it before May.

rgaynor 10-03-2021 03:52 PM

Thank you both for the advice and info.


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