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Old 06-29-2017, 10:34 PM
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This subject is one of many opinions.

If I was building in a small place I would built the wings after the fuselage is complete and engine is installed.

You can roll the aircraft outside and work on the wings or take the aircraft to the hanger and build the wings at home.

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Are you suggesting Empennage -> Fuselage -> Finnish Kit and THEN Wings?
My understanding is the gear, wheels and engine mount are part of the Finnish Kit. You can't mount the engine and roll it without those...
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Old 06-30-2017, 05:30 AM
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Empennage -> Fuselage -> Finnish Kit -> Engine -> Avionics and Then the Wings.
Or Empennage and Wings Last

Finish the complete Fuselage then the wings.

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Are you suggesting Empennage -> Fuselage -> Finnish Kit and THEN Wings?
My understanding is the gear, wheels and engine mount are part of the Finnish Kit. You can't mount the engine and roll it without those...
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Old 06-30-2017, 05:41 AM
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Are you suggesting Empennage -> Fuselage -> Finnish Kit and THEN Wings?
My understanding is the gear, wheels and engine mount are part of the Finnish Kit. You can't mount the engine and roll it without those...
If I were going modify the order for build space reasons I guess I'd get both the Fuselage and Finish kits together. Most of the parts are relatively small and easy to store except the canopy, rear window and cowling. That represents a huge amount of the build. Then I'd add the Engine and Avionics kits. I'd probably do the Wings next to get the Flapperon linkage in the aft fuselage right and the Empennage last.
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Old 06-30-2017, 08:20 AM
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This may be ok if he is a quick builder, however the finish kit may have updates if he waits until he finishes the fuselage kit.

I think there is a change in the wiring harness update coming if he is to use Garmin avionics .

This change may even effect the Empennage kit.

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If I were going modify the order for build space reasons I guess I'd get both the Fuselage and Finish kits together. Most of the parts are relatively small and easy to store except the canopy, rear window and cowling. That represents a huge amount of the build. Then I'd add the Engine and Avionics kits. I'd probably do the Wings next to get the Flapperon linkage in the aft fuselage right and the Empennage last.
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Old 06-30-2017, 08:40 AM
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This may be ok if he is a quick builder, however the finish kit may have updates if he waits until he finishes the fuselage kit.

I think there is a change in the wiring harness update coming if he is to use Garmin avionics .

This change may even effect the Empennage kit.

Joe Dallas
Yeah, that's true. At least for me, the Fuselage & Finish kits were about 25% each of my total build time. Van's shows the lead time for both of those is about 8 weeks. I guess you could use that to estimate when to order the Finish kit so it would arrive near the time it was needed in the build sequence.
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