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Old 02-04-2019, 03:48 PM
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Default QuickBuild Fuselage or Wings

If you were only going to go QuickBuild on either the fuselage or the wings which one would you pick?
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Old 02-04-2019, 03:50 PM
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Wings are boring... Fuselage was fun.........
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Old 02-04-2019, 03:55 PM
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Another related question. How much time can I expect to save with either of the QuickBuild kits?

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Old 02-04-2019, 04:07 PM
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If I could I would do BOTH quickbuild. Fuse took me almost a year to build. Based on my experience (quick wings, slow fuse), I would say the QB wings and fuse would have saved me a total of about 14-16 months. I am very close to being "done" and I'm projecting to a total of 2.5 years, probably 2200 hours or so in shop time (that doesn't count hours spent on this forum and reading plans ahead of time, etc.)

I agree that fuse is more interesting - every section is different and it's fun to watch it come together. And when you build wings, you do everything twice!
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Old 02-04-2019, 04:37 PM
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If you dont like building as much I would suggest QB fuselage. Definitely takes longer to get the Fuselage up to the QB level compared to the wings in my opinion. The fuselage is a lot more mentally interesting to build though !
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Old 02-04-2019, 04:40 PM
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If you dont like building as much I would suggest QB fuselage. Definitely takes longer to get the Fuselage up to the QB level compared to the wings in my opinion. The fuselage is a lot more mentally interesting to build though !
I don't mind building, I'm just trying to determine if the QuickBuild options are worth the extra money to get the bird flying sooner.
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Old 02-04-2019, 05:31 PM
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Save the money. The standard -14 kits are so quick and easy to build that the QBs are simply not as tempting as they were for earlier kits.

I’m not quite eight weeks into my fuselage kit, about halfway through section 35, and will be ready when my finish kit arrives at the end of the month.

I’m hoping to fly by the end of the year with about 18 months into my entirely slowbuild -14A.
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Wings .. that way you can do 100% in your garage and then just move everything to the hangar for final assembly.
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Old 02-04-2019, 06:25 PM
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Save the money. The standard -14 kits are so quick and easy to build that the QBs are simply not as tempting as they were for earlier kits.

Iím not quite eight weeks into my fuselage kit, about halfway through section 35, and will be ready when my finish kit arrives at the end of the month.

Iím hoping to fly by the end of the year with about 18 months into my entirely slowbuild -14A.
How much time are you putting in per day?
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Old 02-04-2019, 06:27 PM
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Wings .. that way you can do 100% in your garage and then just move everything to the hangar for final assembly.
Shop space is not an issue.
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