Tail Kit and Slats/Flaperons Kit Arrives

Phase 2 of the build began this weekend with the arrival of the next two kits: the Horizontal Tail kit, and the Slats and Flaperons kit. Even though I knew how big the parts were I hadn't really been prepared for the size of the crate; that thing was huge! I can't begin to immagine the wings or fuselage crates.

I pushed the crate into the dog run for storage and it wasn't until a couple of days that we opened it up. Why? First we need to build a new bench that was big enough for the tail kit.

Inside the crate was A LOT of paper packing and an envelope with three pages of inventory part, including a line item of "800 A4 rivets"! Ugh, time to get a compressor for the air gun!!


Hopefully I'll be taking inventory this weekend and sorting out the slats kit parts which is what I aim to work on first.


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Comment by Paul Sanders on December 16, 2010 at 9:33am

Interesting, had not thought about using the crate as a bench!

Comment by Bob McDonald on December 16, 2010 at 6:48am

The shipping crate could have been used as a work bench ! No assembly required !

The crate will be long enough for wings or fuselage...but take the parts out of the crate that you need first.

Have fun.

Comment by David Abbott on December 16, 2010 at 6:45am


The cleco and rivets eventually produce a stab & elevator.  The crate will provide material for your slats jig too.

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