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Old 06-25-2022, 02:41 PM
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Full-kit meaning what? Including Finishing and FWF?

I ordered my Finish kit in January and haven't heard any news.
The full aircraft - all kits.
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Old 06-25-2022, 04:28 PM
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The full aircraft - all kits.
Guess I'll have to get on the phone and see what's up.
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Old 06-27-2022, 11:35 AM
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I placed a full-kit order for a 10 on March 3, and just got a crating notice for late September for the wing kit, much faster than I expected.
So, I just talked to Van's, and they say my finish kit has a target date of April 2023. I ordered it in February 2022 and was given a 13-14 month lead time. So, it doesn't sound like they're doing any better on finish kits.

I'm a little concerned about this.
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Old 06-29-2022, 07:21 PM
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I'm considering building an RV10, I see the kits are becoming less of a lead time. The finish kit still is listed at 14 months.
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Old 06-29-2022, 08:46 PM
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We are working hard on finish kits. They are the most complex in terms of a) parts made from materials which are currently supply chain limited or unavailable, b) parts we purchase from third parties, and c) some parts where we rely on third party processes as part of the manufacturing process. Our teams are very, very hard at work on improving finishing kit timelines.
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Old 07-19-2022, 08:48 PM
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How does everyone find their expected crate dates? RV-8 slo-build fuselage ordered Feb 22, 2022.
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How does everyone find their expected crate dates? RV-8 slo-build fuselage ordered Feb 22, 2022.
https://www.vansaircraft.com/kitstatus/
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Old 07-20-2022, 04:50 AM
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Has said parts being produced the whole time. Rv 7 full kit ordered June 2021 with 6 month lead time on wings and fuse…est crating date aug/sep this year….plus shipping so maybe November? Around 15/16 months. Maybe better for other models.
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Old 07-21-2022, 07:03 AM
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Ordered my -10 finishing kit in Aug ‘21. I called a week ago and was told I’m 140th in line. Kinda hard to believe almost a year later and I’m at #140. How many finishing kit orders did they receive in the past yr🤔.
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Old 07-21-2022, 12:22 PM
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Honestly I’m sure the “panic buying” that occurred has only made things much worse. When people heard about a backlog they started ordering kits they wouldn’t have normally.

So not to put words in Vans’ mouth but between the downtime we had to start a new “hobby” plus panic buying plus supply chain it got ugly.
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