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  #11  
Old 12-18-2020, 12:51 PM
BOHICA BOHICA is offline
 
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Got the same present a few days ago. I have finished the inventory minor damage to a spar that was blessed by mothership found one missing bolt.
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Old 12-19-2020, 05:17 AM
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I've mostly unpacked the crate -- I still need to figure out where to store the spars and the HS and VS skins, as well as the bottom and side skins for the tailcone, so they're still in the crate.

Did you unwrap every sub-assembly to do your inventory? I like that they're so nicely organized in the cling wrap, but I feel like I need to look at each piece individually ...

(Another one of these Dewalt shelving units is coming this week, plus I've got a much larger one due the week after, so storage will become less of a problem soon.)
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Old 12-19-2020, 05:31 AM
Bgill Bgill is offline
 
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Default Do inventory sub-kits

Definitely inventory the sub assemblies as well. Vans does a great job shipping but occasionally a part is missing or the wrong part is shipped. Then you donít know it till you need it.. They have always been great to respond and make it good.
I re-stacked with the sub number on the stack so everything was easy to re-locate when needed. I made a copy of the inventory list and crossed off each item as it was pulled for use. More important on the fuse and finishing kits where the parts are more varied in appearance.
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Old 12-19-2020, 08:02 AM
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That's kind of what I figured I'd have to do -- thanks!!

I'm ordering a bunch of clear containers (with lids) for the small parts like rivets, nut plates, etc. Any other advice for sorting/storing all the little parts?
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build log: kitsune.aero
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Old 12-20-2020, 06:33 AM
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In addition to all the other things you are doing, I pulled and stored the larger parts (not rivets etc) based on the plans order of use. Eliminated a lot of searching if all the parts for say section 7, the rudder, were all on the shelf together.
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Old 12-20-2020, 10:53 AM
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Hi Chris,

Congratulations on your decision to start the 14. You are going to love the kit, itís very well put together. Iím just down the road from you in Knoxville. Iím most of the way through my 14A empennage. Iíll PM you my contact info.

Dan
Hi all. I am Hisham, and I just started on my 14A a week ago. I am next to the Clemson Airport. I love this kit.
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Old 12-20-2020, 03:24 PM
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Hi all. I am Hisham, and I just started on my 14A a week ago. I am next to the Clemson Airport. I love this kit.
Hi, Hisham! I'm still waiting on a few tools before I can get started on the actual build -- can't wait!
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RV-14 build imminent
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∙ workshop organization in progress
∙ empennage delivered 17 Dec 2020

build log: kitsune.aero
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Old 12-20-2020, 04:45 PM
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Hi, Hisham! I'm still waiting on a few tools before I can get started on the actual build -- can't wait!
Middle, TN? I used to fly out of Nashville back in the day. you will love the 14, it is very nice kit. What tools are you missing?
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Old 12-22-2020, 06:08 AM
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Middle, TN? I used to fly out of Nashville back in the day.
I currently fly out of John Tune! Great airport!

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What tools are you missing?
A rivet squeezer of some sort (thinking I'm going to order the Numatx, based on feedback I've read here), some rivet sets for my Sioux gun, and assorted drill bits and such.

I'm still waiting on my new compressor to arrive as well.

Hoping to get the build underway next week!
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∙ workshop organization in progress
∙ empennage delivered 17 Dec 2020

build log: kitsune.aero
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Old 12-22-2020, 02:14 PM
HishamH HishamH is offline
 
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I currently fly out of John Tune! Great airport!



A rivet squeezer of some sort (thinking I'm going to order the Numatx, based on feedback I've read here), some rivet sets for my Sioux gun, and assorted drill bits and such.

I'm still waiting on my new compressor to arrive as well.

Hoping to get the build underway next week!
I am using the rivet squeezer from Cleaveland Aircraft tool. I think it is very good and their customer service is great. My advice get some reamers too, its much better for final drilling.
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