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Old 02-04-2019, 08:01 PM
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Do the QB wings: They take less than a month to complete, then tuck away fairly easily. Then have more fun with the fuse.
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Old 02-05-2019, 06:48 AM
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How much time are you putting in per day?
Most days at least 2-3 hours, though some days are less, of course. When I really get rolling, a 4-5 hour day isn’t unusual.
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Old 02-05-2019, 06:55 AM
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If you don't mind building and have some help, do both slow build and put the savings towards the avionics. If you want a quick build choice, I would do wings as they are mind numbingly repetitive.
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Old 02-05-2019, 07:13 AM
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Wings! Let someone else do most of the proseal work
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Old 02-05-2019, 11:07 AM
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Default Are you solo or do you have ready help?

I went SB wings, and they were mind numbingly repetitive, and QB fuse. I judged the wings easier to build solo vs the fuse, and I was very solo. It worked for me and my -9a.
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Old 02-05-2019, 09:12 PM
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I often get asked what the worst part of the build is, other builders often say canopy however with the 14/14A thats not the case, for me its definately fuel tanks they were problematic, messy and the proseal was an expensive add on, with the quickbuild they come completed, so for me it would be wings.
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Old 02-05-2019, 10:54 PM
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I would do QB wings. The fuel tanks are done, tested, the ailerons and flaps are done. You have wiring, control rods, wing tips landing lights and lower skin. I started on my left wing January 25 and by today am about ready to rivet lower wing skin. So both can be comple Ted in less than a month.

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Old 02-06-2019, 07:09 AM
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My project came to a screeching halt when I got to the step where you begin riveting the lower wing skins (slow build wings). Up to that point it had taken me about a year to build the wings working only on weekends. In fact I'm still stuck at that point because as far as I can tell, riveting the inboard wing skins near the rear spar is about a nanometer short of being impossible. If you are going to buy a quick-build kit I'd do it with the wings for this and the other reasons folks have mentioned here.
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Old 02-12-2019, 12:16 PM
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The other thing to throw into the equation I wish I had thought about before starting is the quick build items are clear alodined. Saves a lot on priming and weight.
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I am currently at chapter 10 of 11 of my empennage kit and am waiting for the slow build wings to arrive.

I have decided to do slow build wings because for me emotionally the wings are the stuff that makes the plane fly. If I build something myself it's the wings.
Maybe after I have finished the wings and prosealed the tanks I think different about this - we will see

I haven't decided yet about the fuselage.
Probably I'll also slow build them to save some money and get the GTN 750 instead of the GTN 650 in the end. I don't know. I like the time in the shop and I am quite happy that I still have to build a lot of stuff before bringing the plane to the airfield. Is that strange?

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