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Old 06-28-2017, 05:19 PM
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Received a few pics of the engine after test run and on its way to shipping.

IO-390 Lycoming Thunderbolt. Went to SnF in May, talked bunches to the Lycoming folks, and ordered engine about a week later.



So here it comes - The inspector Charlie, IO-390 Thunderbolt, and the assembly team Dave and Terry - thanks guys.

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Feel like I'm near completion, you know, 50% to 55% done and 85% to go.
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Old 06-28-2017, 05:23 PM
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Congratulations! I plan to order at Oshkosh. What was the lead from ordering to expected delivery?
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Old 06-28-2017, 05:25 PM
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Seen your higher standards with cleanliness. I am sure this beauty will stay shiny and chrome for years to come.
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Old 06-28-2017, 05:54 PM
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Jeff, that is great news! I'm looking forward to you dropping in with your new plane!
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Old 06-28-2017, 06:15 PM
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Jeff that looks awesome ... did you go with the Pmag on the one side?

MED ... I spoke with the Lycoming Thunderbolt Rep last week and he said a lead time of about 2 months at the present time.

While chatting I told him I was interested taking advantage of Vans Oshkosh pricing and delaying the shipping as late as possible. I asked if a delivery of late Nov would be acceptable and he said that would be doable.

All this could change based on the volume of sales at Oshkosh!

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Old 06-28-2017, 06:19 PM
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Great news Jeff! Mine should be the next one in line. I have the same color combo picked out as well. Enjoy!
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Old 06-29-2017, 05:43 AM
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Yep, this event feels like one of the big steps towards completion.

Med - Ordered late April, may receive in early July.

Vlad - Shiny and chrome should be easy, right?

'67 - Lycoming will not provide an engine with two electronic mags; my options were 1) two Slicks, 2) One Slick with one elec mag, 3) No Slick with one elec mag, 4) No mags. Told that this was a decision made at the legal counsel management level at Lyc and had something to do with liability concerns.
I opted for delivery with one P-Mag and nothing on other side, ordered additional P-Mag from E_Mag.
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SB Wing 7/22/15 - 8/12/16
Rcvd QB Fuse and Finish kits 10/10/16
QB Fuse substantial completion 12/7/16
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Old 06-29-2017, 08:11 AM
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