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Old 08-12-2019, 10:44 AM
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You could continue your self training by drilling out all the rivets in the training kit and rebuilding it. It is a good skill to have. I thinned down the tip of an HF automatic center punch and made a couple of bars with a hole in the middle for backing up when punching.

It is a serious skill to have and doing it now will not allow it to become critical path on the project plan.
Truth is I have the airfoil practice kit to finish too, I have been installing new shelving in the shop so I can store tail cone skins...
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Old 08-12-2019, 03:50 PM
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I am builder 140666 (I know) and I ordered Thursday and delayed shipment until October. Therefore, I should not be in anyone's way.
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Old 08-12-2019, 04:46 PM
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Just got a Bill of Lading from the freight company.
Hopefully I will have the kit in the next week.
I got a BOL today as well. Should be getting started soon.
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Old 08-12-2019, 06:20 PM
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Iím in the same boat as Chris, postponed delv until mid sept due to plans to be out out town. Iím 140660, so you guys after me chomping at the bit to start should be one kit earlier.
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Old 08-14-2019, 06:33 PM
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Default Got mine !

I wasn’t at Oshkosh but I ordered on the last day of the show and it was delivered Friday !

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Old 08-14-2019, 08:53 PM
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Wow - the RV-14/14A community is growing fast. When I started my build 3 years ago there were only a handful flying. One phenomenon that -14 builders are seeing now is backlogs for engines, avionics (pre-built panels anyway), interiors etc. I'm guessing the backlog of QB wings and fuses will get bigger too.

If I were starting today I'd plan on ordering everything way farther in advance than has been the norm. I got lucky on everything - my engine was ready before I was and panel was right on time.
A note on that point: We do forecast QB kit needs in order to produce ahead of orders, and generally work to ensure our production will meet future demand. With the fairly complex lead time calculations required for both parts and QB production work - plus natural variations in demand - it's possible for things to backlog when the forecast doesn't meet the actual demand (it happens, but we're always learning and getting better at this forecasting stuff). Rest assured that we're working hard to accurately forecast QB kit availability and get things in place when they're needed. We continually change our lead times published on the web site to reflect the latest anticipated/calculated reality.

We're excited for all the new members of the RV-14 family - It's going to be fun!!

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Old 08-14-2019, 09:48 PM
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Just curious, does anyone know how many of each model Van's sold at Osh?
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Old 08-14-2019, 11:38 PM
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Default Thanks for chiming in

Greg,

Thanks for chiming in!
It is encouraging to know you are active in this online community.
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Old 08-14-2019, 11:42 PM
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Default Congrats

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I wasnít at Oshkosh but I ordered on the last day of the show and it was delivered Friday !

James
I'd like to say I am happy for you...
My kit is sitting in Salt Lake City for some reason. I thought I was going to inventory this weekend but now I have another weekend to work on the Honey-Do list...
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Old 08-15-2019, 06:10 AM
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I'd like to say I am happy for you...
My kit is sitting in Salt Lake City for some reason. I thought I was going to inventory this weekend but now I have another weekend to work on the Honey-Do list...
Think our kit shipped the same day as yours. Will most likely be at the Fort Worth terminal Monday, but not delivered until the following Thursday.
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