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Wing kit inventory completed

I finished the wing kit inventory. Everything was nicely packed, only three minor things I will ask Van's about. One small bag of rivets contained the wrong size (AD3 rather than AD4), a couple of AN bolts have a very grainy surface with lots of pits (also in the threads) and two AN fittings were missing. Considering the total amount of parts in the kit that's nothing.

Wing kit inventory, part 2

More brown paper bags! Yesterday I finished another large chunk of the inventory, including 11.2 lbs of bolts, nuts, washers, bearings, etc. The scale comes in extremely handy, or would you like to count those plate nuts and screws by hand?


As dessert I took some ribs. I'm already (not) looking forward to deburring them:


Most of the inventory is done now. The only missing bits are the large items like skins, spars or push rods that I have to check in the garage, but at sub-freezing temperatures that's not a very inviting thought.

Wing kit inventory, part 1

Hi, my name ist Hendrik and I live on the stuff that is sold in brown paper bags.


In fact this is just the beginning. There are many more bags in the crates in the garage. So far I finished about 1/5 of the wing kit inventory, and I have to say that the parts counting function of my balance is a great help.

Christmas present -- wings arrive

It's all one big lie. Santa doesn't have a sled nor a red coat nor a white beard. I know because he visited me yesterday. He drives a truck (a lorry for readers on this side of the pond) and needs a hand for unloading. And he brought the largest boxes I ever received for Christmas: My wings!



The two large crates in my garage:


I opened one of them right away to get the pack list. Okay, not only to get the pack list:


Wings are in container

The wings have been loaded in the container today and will now be shipped via NY to Liverpool. They should arrive in the UK on 31 December -- lets just hope we make the VAT increase deadline.

Wings ordered

Lots of work at work this week, but I also managed to order my wings. I will also get some new tools with them. More clecos, tube bender, flaring tool, a real angle drill ... It took me several hours to get everything sorted out.

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