Van's RV-9A in Aurora

The Big Picture

The Big Picture
Flying! 8/28/2011

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Finish kit is here!

5 hrs
Continued dimpling 7106 skin. All the drilled holes are done. Reinstalled to allow drilling the firewall attach holes.
Just about then, Mike of Partain transport arrived with the finish kit. His truck couldn't make into the cul-de-sac, so we had to be creative in getting the box up the hill and in the garage. It arrived in exactly the same condition that it left Van's, unlike "Wrong Side Up Shipping". And it was a little less expensive, I think. On the downside, Partain added 5 weeks to the shipping. I mailed the order around Nov 16. Quoted ship date was week of Jan 25. That's a total of 16 weeks. Some of the parts I could have used weeks ago. In the balance I could probably do fuselage finish through the weekend, and then I'll start working on the finish kit.

Inventory finish kit. All present and accounted for. That canopy is a real storage problem.

Looking at what's still to do, they should call it the "Not even close to finishing kit".