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Old 11-23-2020, 01:44 PM
BOHICA BOHICA is offline
 
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Ordered my RV-14A Empennage/tail kit today. Should be here just in time for my vacation. Lots of flexibility on that.

Almost completed my practice kits (light box and RV training product). Learned a lot doing those. They are not perfect. But my skill improved as I worked on them too were I have the confidence I can do this.

Need to find an EAA tech adviser in my area that can help. Found the numbers on the EAA website. I guess I just call?

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Old 11-23-2020, 04:31 PM
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I would definitely call or email your local EAA chapter and consider joining. My chapter has been a wealth of information for my RV-14A build. The guys (and gals) have been helpful when I needed muscle as well (moving the plane to the airport, attaching the wings, etc.).

You should also take a look at the EAA website. At the top of the main page under "Aircraft Building" click on "Volunteer Assistance", then "EAA Technical Counselors". There is a search function there to find technical counselors in your area. My tech counselor is also a member of my local EAA chapter and has been immensely helpful for my build. He is an A&P and has recently built an RV-8.
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Old 12-13-2020, 04:50 PM
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Shipping notification received. Estimated delivery date tomorrow!
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Old 12-15-2020, 12:32 PM
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Empennage crate is here! Time to start the inventory and then the work.
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Old 12-15-2020, 01:03 PM
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Great, did you get a copy of the assembly manual? A buddy of mine received his RV-14A EMP kit Friday and the manual was Back ordered. I shipped him one today to get him going until his arrives. I was told backordered but might have misunderstood and it was just missed.
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Old 12-15-2020, 02:15 PM
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Don't know yet. Haven't opened box yet. Plan to open this evening when done with work and start inventory.
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Old 12-16-2020, 06:00 AM
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My manual was there.
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Old 12-16-2020, 08:00 AM
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Thanks, good to know. Might just have been missed.
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Old 12-16-2020, 10:08 AM
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Bad part was I found damage on HS Spar. Mothership is helping. Go Vans! Good thing doing inventory and inspection.
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Old 12-16-2020, 11:51 AM
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Congrats are getting started.
I would strongly encourage you to join your local EAA chapter, if there's one nearby. Doing this could be your most important investment.
You will meet many experienced builders, and have a source of face-to-face problem solving, along with access to most of the unique tools that you'll use only once or twice.
And... you'll make new friends who know already share a common interest.

Happy riveting!
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