After a couple of days battling with HMRC to get my crates released from the docks (Customs officer who didn’t know his own regulations), my Quick Build wings and slow-build fuselage kit arrived today. I was prepared for the crates with extra pairs of hands but without a tail-lift on the truck, we would not have got the fuselage kit off the lorry. Vans gives you instructions in advance as to how to get the wings out and this was the easy part. They went straight into the cradle although I will need to shorten the carpet sling as they are at a bit of an angle at the moment.
Next up was unpacking and starting the inventory. The QB wings kit was quite straightforward but the fuselage kit will take a couple of days. Space is at a premium now and the mountain of packing paper has to be seen to be believed.
There are lots of Gucci bits of kit with the order like fuel valves and sticks. Here is Will trying out the RV-14 sticks.
Now I have to work out what to do with the crates, the wing crate is massive. This contained the flaps and ailerons.