I spent almost two hours uncrating and inventorying my empennage kit. what I have learned so far: airplanes have a lot of parts. It’s a good thing I own a coffee company (www.rockymtnroast.com if you haven’t discovered our Pilot Fuel coffee line yet). I am going to need a lot of caffeine.
Prying the top off the crate was challenge one. Van’s really knows how to nail those suckers down. A combination of pry bar, claw hammer, and a lot of swearing did the trick.
Everything was beautifully packed. I stared at it for awhile and contemplated how much more space I need. I believe I am about #25 on the waiting list for hangar space. If you know anyone at KGXY, put in a good word.
The first of so so so many pieces!
I very quickly learned that highlighter is much better than checking off the lines. Van’s may do a lot of things really well, but their lines aren’t lined up with the item. It took three check marks to send me in for a highlighter. I used orange since that is Van’s signature color.
So there is one bag and three parts I don’t have checked off. I am taking a break before I go look again. I am really hoping I don’t have to go through the trash.
And then it is time to check the instructions and cross match against necessary tools. But first, lunch.
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