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Old 08-16-2019, 09:37 AM
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Default BOL

Just now got my BOL, should be at the Detroit terminal for pickup next Friday.
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Old 08-18-2019, 11:57 AM
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Default Delivery is scheduled

My Tuesday night plan is now an unboxing....
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Old 08-21-2019, 12:39 PM
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Default Arrived

Empennage kit 140658, ordered Monday at Oshkosh is now in hand.
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Old 08-21-2019, 01:02 PM
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Thumbs up Gettin-m out the door

Was at Van?s last week for a spin in the -14. During the factory tour, they were talking about the Osh orders and crating up all your orders to get out the door. Said that the -14 WILL be their best seller.
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Old 08-21-2019, 11:02 PM
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Default What is up with the Duct Tape?!?!

I am super excited to be unpacking my tail kit!! Anyone have tips for how to keep from shredding the vinyl when removing the VERY thorough duct tape job that the packers did? I stopped unpacking after I struggled with the first strip. I got out the soldering iron and cut out the vinyl around a few strips but it seems like there must be a better way. Any help would be appreciated. In the mean time I am going to start counting hardware...

Thanks VAF!! I can barely contain my excitement!!

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Old 08-22-2019, 05:55 AM
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I am super excited to be unpacking my tail kit!! Anyone have tips for how to keep from shredding the vinyl when removing the VERY thorough duct tape job that the packers did? I stopped unpacking after I struggled with the first strip. I got out he soldering iron and cut out the vinyl around a few strips but it seems like there must be a better way. Any help would be appreciated. In the mean time I am going to start counting hardware...

Thanks VAF!! I can barely contain my excitement!!

https://myeaa.org/showmy.php?p=FloMo...2CABAC25.jpeg/
I just cut the tape and left it in place. If you pull it off the parts it will take the vinyl with it.
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Old 08-22-2019, 01:05 PM
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Default dont sweat it

If you just rip it as fast as you can, you'll find it doesn't take much of the blue stuff with it. You'll be doing that by the time the fuse kit comes :-)

Tip - get a small scale from amazon. They have a mode where you weigh some number of pieces (10 or 20 maybe), then you pile on a bunch and it counts them. It saves tons of really boring time counting inventory on stuff like washers, nut plates, screws, etc.
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Old 08-22-2019, 08:54 PM
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Default Across the border

140665 has arrived and is in the garage. Self-clearing customs was a breeze (except for the 13% tax ), and the CBSA agent at the counter was chatting me up about his cousin who built a float plane from a kit maker in BC. Sounds like a Murphy.

I?ve only got the top of the crate off to get the packing list. Off to bed, but I know what my weekend has in store.
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Old 08-23-2019, 08:24 AM
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Congratulations Brad, let the fun begin.
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Old 08-23-2019, 08:54 AM
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Default This is fun...

Seeing the excitement, remembering that day! Was it really only three years ago?! SO much learning ahead for you guys; like drinking from a firehose every day. One of my best undertakings, and now it flies like a dream!
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