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Old 12-11-2020, 04:15 PM
Mikeyb Mikeyb is offline
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Default Quick Build Wings

Got my QB wings. 8 months from the day I ordered them. Stewart Transportation delivered them 15 days after they arrived at Vans. Same price as the shipping company and crating would have cost.

Iíve been looking at them for a few days. I see nothing but quality work. Every edge is deburred perfectly. There is little evidence of marring or rework. The top skins must be back riveted. They are stunning. The primer is ugly compared to AKZO Nobel but it appears everything was prepped properly. The tank sealer work is very neat. They used a Alodine pen on holes they countersunk in the spar. The control surfaces are perfect. They even built the tank pickups.

I am at least average at sheet metal and there is no way I could have done this well. 5 stars. The best part is thatís my last Vans crate!
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Old 12-11-2020, 06:15 PM
Flying8 Flying8 is offline
Join Date: Jun 2020
Location: Mayport FL
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That is great news. I am going to order quickbuild wings after I get the standard build fuselage started. Still waiting on it to ship. I have idle hands and its killing me...
RV-8 tail complete 11/3/20
SB fuselage in-work 1/7/21, So Many Dimples....
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Old 12-12-2020, 08:08 PM
MIKE JG MIKE JG is offline
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Excellent news.
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Old 12-12-2020, 08:51 PM
mndless mndless is offline
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Location: Chas. SC
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Is 8 months the current delivery time... ouch...
Tony, Chas., SC
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Old 12-18-2020, 07:14 AM
N82VM N82VM is offline
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Location: Warrenton, VA
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Originally Posted by mndless View Post
Is 8 months the current delivery time... ouch...
I was told second hand that Van himself addressed the lead times as follows; it could be done faster but would increase the cost significantly, If you like the current prices then those are the lead times.

My understanding is that they try to keep cost down as much as possible and still be a profitable company. Itís a pretty good system thatís been working for decades. Proper prior planning prevents poor performance. Order in advance.
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Old 12-18-2020, 07:26 AM
JDA_BTR JDA_BTR is offline
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you left out one of the 7 P's. Just as well the system would change it to p*** anyway!
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