Back to work! Feels good to get my hands dirty again.
After working through the overwhelming feeling of having suddenly so much to do, I started to focus in on the wing components first, as that is the recommended order.
I unpacked and inventoried the wing components crate and checked off everything on the packing inventory list as I found them.
I decided I will be following the same method I used for the Empennage kit for cleaning, scuffing and priming. I know this does take some additional time but since these are exterior, and pretty critical parts, I figure it's worth an extra hour or so of my time.
I finally got to the point where I was assembling the Aileron ribs and tried to find the AN4-16A bolt that connects the Aileron to the push rod in the wing. Unfortunately, it was not included in the inventory packing list, so it wasn't sent - even though it is referenced in the instructions.
I tried to use the AN4-11A bolt provided in the inventory, but as you can see in the last photo, it isn't long enough to get the threads past the spacers and into the lock nut.
I put an order into the TAF ordering system and Perry said they'll send the bolts with the Service Bulletin 14 Rivet replacements next week.
Until then, I'll start on the flaps.
UPDATE 11/2/2019 - Since I posted this in the Sling Builders group on Facebook, Phillip was kind enough to give me a pro tip on where to find the AN4-16A bolts - in the finishing kit! The one box I haven't inventoried yet. Thanks Phillip! You can find his blog here.
Love having the active builder's community out there!
Woo Hoo! It's finally here!
It was feeling like Christmas morning for me when I received the call to schedule delivery of the shipping container. After waiting a whole 7 months since I put down my deposit, there was quite a bit of anticipation built up!
My neighbors were kind enough to help me unload the plane into the garage and help me fit things in there. Once I saw the size of the plane, I was quite nervous how it would all fit. Luckily, I had about 2 inches of clearance from the garage door. ;-D
I spent the remainder of the day trying to organize things and set up a small workspace for me to start assembling items. I also had to get another storage rack to fit all of these additional parts once I get them out of the boxes!
Looking forward to getting started up again!