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!
I received word that my QuickBuild Kit has shipped from South Africa and is on it's way! Woo!
While working on the Empennage has been satisfying, I am really excited to finally be able to actually sit in the fuselage and make airplane noises. ;-)
I'm sure I'll be able to finish up the Empennage soon, so there will be a bit of down time during the 40+ day journey to the United States.
I asked Barry for an update on the Quick Build progress and estimated ship date.
I put down my deposit in mid-March and was expecting shipment to be sometime in July.
Unfortunately, I received word from production that the wing delays from earlier this year has still had a lasting effect on all of the builds after that. They mentioned that they could push delivery forward by about a week or two, so it's looking to be closer to the first week of August for an estimated ship date. Then it'll take a few weeks to travel by boat from South Africa to a US port.
I'll be anxiously awaiting another update and hopefully I'll get some photos of progress in the mean time.
I took my 7 month old Co-Pilot and Wife to the Livermore AOPA Fly-In today.
It sure was hot out there, but otherwise, great flying weather.
Was happy to see N135WT again and met up with Wayne (the plane’s owner) and Jean.
Really cool to see other planes out there you only see in magazines. Draco, Velocity aircraft, Barracuda, RV-10 and of course the Sling TSi. ;-)