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Old 01-27-2022, 02:03 PM
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Originally Posted by huse0054 View Post
Thanks Vlad, love your videos!

I'm assuming Greg did not give any indications as to your finish kit arrival?
Thank you about my videos feedback New one is coming soon!

No, unfortunately Greg have not provided me with the ETA for my kit. He mentioned that there are at least two-three dozens of finish kits ahead of me so I guess it will take some time
What he mentioned though is that as soon as they have ETAs they will be in touch with customers to update them.

The bottle neck for VANs are the parts which they source from contractors. This is where you can't control things that much. Here up north in Canada we have so much broken supply chains at the moment, and especially with current omicron spike that my suppliers (for my business) are not able to give me ETA for simple parts which does not even require QA. Imagine what VANs experiencing with their mandatory QA parts.
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Old 01-30-2022, 11:47 AM
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Default Fuselage Kit Update

I ordered my RV-10 QB Wing and Fuselage just prior to the announcement of QB mitigation problems. I accepted a wing kit and it arrived the end of May. I'm still waiting on the Flaps and Ailerons and a few other pieces that were back ordered.
I was sent a message in December that the Fuse will be ready for crating between Jan and May. In the interim about 2 weeks ago Van's asked for a healthy payment applied towards my Fuselage and Finish kit (ordered with lots of deletions) which I paid. Friday evening Vans sent a no reply email which had an attached PDF they sent to ABF for a shipping quote.
It was too late to call so hopefully, I'll find out more tomorrow. I imagine that it will still be two months before I see it. It's probably time to start pressing for the rest of my wing kit.
What a difference from when I built my RV-7 starting in late 2006 and flying in the summer of 2008
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Old 02-02-2022, 02:52 PM
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You must have just missed the window where they still had parts in stock. I ordered the RV-10 finish kit on 2/22 and I got it just before XMAS. I had several items removed (governor, alternator, fuel lines, oil cooler, etc). Potentially that helped, too.
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Old 02-09-2022, 04:30 PM
huse0054 huse0054 is offline
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Wanted to provide an update for those who might want to know.

I ordered my RV 10 finish kit March 1st 2021. Received an email Monday this week that I was #33 in line to be crated. Received an email today saying that they are ready to ship my finish kit. Great news! Onward and upward.
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Old 02-09-2022, 04:48 PM
Electrogunner Electrogunner is offline
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Ordered my RV10 finish and FWF kit September 21, paid in full,Not a word from vans yet. 🤷🏼*♂️
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Old 02-09-2022, 07:03 PM
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I just placed my order for my -10 finishing kit. I don't have a confirmation yet, but I was told 13-14 months lead time for the finish kit, and approximately 6 months for FWF.

I was actually hoping to get this plane in the air before the end of 2022, but that is apparently not going to happen now.

I'm probably going to see what can be done to buy and install the avionics out of sequence--assuming those don't have an extreme lead time too.

I may even consider doing a panel upgrade on my Mooney in the interim if it looks like the -10 won't be done before the end of 2023.

I have the engine already, but without an engine mount or landing gear, I can't do much about it.

I really hope that Van's is able to ship some pieces, for instance engine mounts, gear legs, and doors faster, and makes that offer to builders to help us along.
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Old 02-10-2022, 06:58 AM
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Another data point...

I reached out to Vans last week about where I am in line for my finishing kit. They got back to me on Wed Feb 2nd and said I'm #54 in line. I ordered on April 8th 2021.
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Old 02-10-2022, 09:14 AM
Moresushi Moresushi is offline
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Smile RV-10 Finish AND FWF Kits

Ordered RV-10 Finish and FWF kits Jan 2021. Got an email from Van's yesterday that my Finish and FWF kits were ready to crate. Yay!
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Old 02-10-2022, 01:49 PM
arr arr is offline
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Default Same

I have been building for about 1.5 years. Had the empennage done a long time ago.

Massive delays on what was originally a QB fuselage and settled for a slow build that is coming along nicely.

Just had a reply from Vans that a slow build wing kit could show up in the next two months. YAY!

The wing were originally ordered QB.....oh well...good thing we enjoy the process!

I agree with the comment on the doors.

If Vans could ship just some doors some of us could stay busy for quite a while.

Hello Vans...are you reading this...doors?

All in all...very grateful for Vans.
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Old 02-11-2022, 07:12 AM
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Originally Posted by arr View Post
I agree with the comment on the doors.

If Vans could ship just some doors some of us could stay busy for quite a while.

Hello Vans...are you reading this...doors?

All in all...very grateful for Vans.
This could be an opportunity for a third party such as Aerosport Products to sell an alternate door as well, if they could produce ahead of Van's schedule.

I just sent an email to them about this idea.

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