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Old 09-14-2018, 09:27 AM
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I have received my QB wings, what a great decision.
Should I remove the fuel tanks to finish the wings?
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Old 09-14-2018, 09:39 AM
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Hi Kevin,

how long did it take from order to delivery?

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Old 09-14-2018, 10:17 AM
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Should I remove the fuel tanks to finish the wings?
Nope, but make 100% sure the QB guys torqued all the bolts to spec.
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Old 09-14-2018, 03:53 PM
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Hi Kevin,

how long did it take from order to delivery?

Malte
Malte,
Here is a timeline of the quickbuild order-delivery time frame for the U.S.

Ordered QB Fuse & Wings 12-18-2017
Van's Rec'd kits 06-25-2018
Paid final to Van's 06-27-2018
Delivered 09-02-2018

PM me about the delay in delivery. I used a preferred vendor that does not crate the kits and this created a substantial delay. I know this does not affect you in your location.
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Old 09-14-2018, 04:24 PM
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I opted for the ER tanks. As such, I ended up removing mine from the QB wings. It wasn’t required but it made things easier. Especially leak checking the tanks. I found the B nuts on my vent lines were NOT tight. I made a stubby wrench to fish in through the fuel level sender hole to tighten them. It wasn’t difficult to remove the tanks...
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Old 09-14-2018, 04:41 PM
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Malte,
Here is a timeline of the quickbuild order-delivery time frame for the U.S.

Ordered QB Fuse & Wings 12-18-2017
Van's Rec'd kits 06-25-2018
Paid final to Van's 06-27-2018
Delivered 09-02-2018

PM me about the delay in delivery. I used a preferred vendor that does not crate the kits and this created a substantial delay. I know this does not affect you in your location.
Oshkosh got in the way no doubt. Preferred vendor is very busy July/Aug and extra time should be planned during this time. This vender handles the transfers of aircraft and pieces to/from Osh for Vans.
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Old 09-14-2018, 04:55 PM
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Thanks for the timeline!
I think even six months from ordering until the kit is at van's is quite a lot. Probably I'll go with slow build wings and a qb fuselage.

Malte
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Old 09-14-2018, 05:35 PM
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I found it easier to install the fittings and the fuel sender as well as testing the tank with them off the wing (built a cradle to hold them on bench). I replaced all the bolts with new and torqued them myself - some of the ones I removed were over-torqued.

https://turnerb14a.blogspot.com/2018...left-wing.html
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Old 09-15-2018, 03:17 AM
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Turner - GREAT idea using the centre punch dots to mark your parts L/R and their alignment. I have tried many things - like marking with a sharpie (acid etch took it off), wires / tags (time consuming and acid took the pen off the tags anyway!), keeping track of them (way too easy to forget or mix it up), so I finally went ahead and purchased a little vibrating pencil - figuring I would just make a little mark somewhere on the part for L/R or alignment etc - but this idea is even simpler. Thank you!
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Old 09-15-2018, 09:11 AM
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Turner - GREAT idea using the centre punch dots to mark your parts L/R and their alignment. I have tried many things - like marking with a sharpie (acid etch took it off), wires / tags (time consuming and acid took the pen off the tags anyway!), keeping track of them (way too easy to forget or mix it up), so I finally went ahead and purchased a little vibrating pencil - figuring I would just make a little mark somewhere on the part for L/R or alignment etc - but this idea is even simpler. Thank you!
Thanks for the feedback - this is a great community for sharing and I'm happy that I can contribute!
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