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Old 08-26-2023, 10:46 AM
Patrick777 Patrick777 is offline
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Hi everyone

First post on this great forum
Ordered my RV14 emp and fuselage kit at Oshkosh
Initially kit status said September October for crating
Now itís May,June 24 and Quickbuilds are now 18months +
I sincerely hope itís going to be faster than that

Donít want waste a winter of building
Anyone that can hazard a guess about the reason
My suspicion is that they decided on a solution for the laser
And that drives the kit production time

Regards Patrick
RV14 kit ordered
Built Glastar SE-XUC
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Old 08-26-2023, 11:20 AM
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Patrick, welcome to VAF
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Old 08-26-2023, 12:12 PM
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Welcome, and be sure to check out the wiki. Pete (HAL Pilot) has done a fantastic job documenting all the questions on the plans.

Build Started 12/31/21-
Section 6-10 complete 3/19/23
*Emp Ordered 9/27/21- Delivered 6/30/22
*QB Fuselage Ordered 11/3/21- Est Sept 23
*QB Wings Ordered 2/18/22- Est 3Q23?
*YIO-390-EXP119 Engine Ordered 5/14/22- Est 1Q24
*Prop Ordered 5/20/22- April 2023 delivered
*Finishing Kit ordered 6/25/22- Est 3Q23
*SteinAir Panel delivered 6/26/23

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Old 08-26-2023, 03:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Patrick777 View Post
Anyone that can hazard a guess about the reason
Laser cut parts remediation would be my guess. They have to swap production of hundreds of laser cut parts to punched parts. Once tooling is in place and production ramps up (months?) they need to start replacing laser cut parts that were already shipped (months?). They also need to replace their inventory of laser cut parts overseas for QB kits (months?). And finally, once enough inventory has been built up, they need to ship new kits so their cash flow stays healthy.

It's gonna be a loooong winter for many of us :-(
New and clueless builder of an RV-14A
Kits, engine and prop ordered March/April 2023

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Old 08-27-2023, 09:46 PM
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Have you looked at your particular order status? Maybe it's not as delayed as an order today would be.
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Old 08-27-2023, 11:30 PM
Patrick777 Patrick777 is offline
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Checked status right now
Both emp and fuselage kit says
6th May24- 14th June 24
RV14 kit ordered
Built Glastar SE-XUC
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My rv14 finishing kit just got pushed back today from September to January 😥
Bill Thomasson
RV-10 - Flying - Phase II. 99.8% done... it's never really done!
RV-14 - Wings 1/2 done.
Suwanee, GA.
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Old 08-28-2023, 01:55 PM
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I spoke to someone from the kit team last week about the lead times they had posted online because I didn't believe them. The chart that was there last week was from July 6th, which was right when the laser cut parts were hitting the fan. The info I got from the kit team member was that it would be early 2024 for a RV-14 fuselage kit. It appears they updated their lead time chart on Friday of last week (8/25).
Doug S.
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Wing Kit Delivered 9/28/22
Tail Kit Delivered 10/31/22
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Old 09-01-2023, 09:54 PM
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Default RV14A Tail kit ordered

I just order the tail kit as well. Looking forward to the build. The bright side of having to wait until May June next year is that I will have lots of time to set up the work area and gather tools haha.
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