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  #201  
Old 10-03-2022, 10:00 PM
madmax4499 madmax4499 is offline
 
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Just got my documentation kit, My last back order part is promised to be shipped this week, engine stand off mount. mailing the registration to the FAA in the morning.
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Old 10-04-2022, 12:26 AM
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After paint then I will install the avionics.
I know most avionics shop loathe having the airplane painted prior to avionics. They have a lot of moving targets and having a fresh perfect paint job to protect on top of everything is stressful.

I would say paint job would be one of the last things to do. In fact probably after the test flight period at the earliest.

Why make yourself try to be super careful around a fresh finish when you are running wire harnesses, oat probes, and remote LRUs and servos?
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Old 10-04-2022, 08:42 PM
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Default Avionics Kit

I got my avionics kit about three weeks after getting an email from the Mothership saying they had shipped the parts to Stein and to anticipate about three months from that point. Mighta been a typo, but it was a pleasant surprise.
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Old 10-04-2022, 09:10 PM
Jshepherd Jshepherd is online now
 
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I got my avionics kit about three weeks after getting an email from the Mothership saying they had shipped the parts to Stein and to anticipate about three months from that point. Mighta been a typo, but it was a pleasant surprise.
Sure is not like that for some of us. Stein got my parts from Vans in early June and they are telling me maybe December for delivery. Ordered Dynon kit from Vans January 3rd 2022 Iím not holding my breath for delivery this year.
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Old 11-30-2022, 03:55 PM
BryanStearns BryanStearns is offline
 
Join Date: May 2021
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Default I've gotten all my kits

I started this thread, and just received my last two kits, so I figured I'd post a wrap-up: here's the calendar for all my orders, and a few things I learned.
Code:
Kit        ordered  received  months waiting
---        -------  --------  --------------
Tail       7/26/21  7/20/22   11.8
Wings      7/26/21  6/27/22   11.0
Fuse       8/10/21  7/20/22   11.3
Finish     8/20/21  8/4/22    11.5
Avionics   2/18/22  11/23/22   8.1
Powerplant 2/20/22  11/23/22   9.1
I really didn't want to get stuck waiting for the next kit while building; though I staggered my orders a little, I didn't stagger them enough. I'm now just finishing my tail kit, and good news, I've got all the kits on hand. Bad news, though: this means I won't have much warranty left on my avionics when I fly; I would have the same problem for the engine, but I opted for Rotax Care on it. I probably wouldn't have if they didn't have the current free-Bose-headset promotion for it - everyone I spoke with says their 912iS engines have been pretty solid. I think that promotion might go away at the end of the year, so if you're thinking about getting Rotax Care, now's the time. (Also, the Bose A20 you get does have Bluetooth; I wasn't sure.)

I'm happy I live an hour from Van's and could pick up my kits at will-call. However, I had a couple of crating surprises:

- Van's warned me the day before fuse & tail kit pickup that my tail kit would be in a larger box. I thought this wouldn't be a problem since I'd arranged a 20' truck, but that wasn't big enough for a 12' box and an 8.2' box (math!), so the crates had to be stacked... which meant I couldn't slide the crates down the ramp into my garage by myself. Luckily I found four burly construction workers nearby who helped me move the fuse crate off the top, and helped push the tail down the ramp.

- Though I asked Van's to put the powerplant stuff in a separate box from the Rotax crate, they put everything (Rotax crate, avionics & powerplant parts in a box, prop in a box, all the Garmin boxes, and exhaust system) in the same big crate, which barely fit (1/2" to spare, width-wise) in the rental box truck. Again I found last-minute help to unload.

So, the moral is, pay attention to the crate sizes. Also, some rental box trucks have wheel well bumps inside the box, which might get in the way if you're hoping to slide crates around solo like I did!

Also, for what it's worth, I used several different rental agencies for the trucks, but found for the last run that Home Depot's box trucks can be rented for multiple hours and have unlimited mileage. Budget/Penske/UHaul all have hefty mileage charges.
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Old 11-30-2022, 04:16 PM
Jshepherd Jshepherd is online now
 
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Congrats, sounds like your going to be busy for a while. I ordered my avionics about two weeks before you and hope to get them soon but havenít heard anything from Vans or Stein about delivery date recently. I was told December last time I asked. I also worry about my engine since itís been sitting in my garage since September 2021.
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Old 11-30-2022, 04:41 PM
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Location: Kalispell, MT
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Originally Posted by BryanStearns View Post
I started this thread, and just received my last two kits, so I figured I'd post a wrap-up: here's the calendar for all my orders, and a few things I learned.
Code:
Kit        ordered  received  months waiting
---        -------  --------  --------------
Tail       7/26/21  7/20/22   11.8
Wings      7/26/21  6/27/22   11.0
Fuse       8/10/21  7/20/22   11.3
Finish     8/20/21  8/4/22    11.5
Avionics   2/18/22  11/23/22   8.1
Powerplant 2/20/22  11/23/22   9.1
I really didn't want to get stuck waiting for the next kit while building; though I staggered my orders a little, I didn't stagger them enough. I'm now just finishing my tail kit, and good news, I've got all the kits on hand. Bad news, though: this means I won't have much warranty left on my avionics when I fly; I would have the same problem for the engine, but I opted for Rotax Care on it. I probably wouldn't have if they didn't have the current free-Bose-headset promotion for it - everyone I spoke with says their 912iS engines have been pretty solid. I think that promotion might go away at the end of the year, so if you're thinking about getting Rotax Care, now's the time. (Also, the Bose A20 you get does have Bluetooth; I wasn't sure.)

I'm happy I live an hour from Van's and could pick up my kits at will-call. However, I had a couple of crating surprises:

- Van's warned me the day before fuse & tail kit pickup that my tail kit would be in a larger box. I thought this wouldn't be a problem since I'd arranged a 20' truck, but that wasn't big enough for a 12' box and an 8.2' box (math!), so the crates had to be stacked... which meant I couldn't slide the crates down the ramp into my garage by myself. Luckily I found four burly construction workers nearby who helped me move the fuse crate off the top, and helped push the tail down the ramp.

- Though I asked Van's to put the powerplant stuff in a separate box from the Rotax crate, they put everything (Rotax crate, avionics & powerplant parts in a box, prop in a box, all the Garmin boxes, and exhaust system) in the same big crate, which barely fit (1/2" to spare, width-wise) in the rental box truck. Again I found last-minute help to unload.

So, the moral is, pay attention to the crate sizes. Also, some rental box trucks have wheel well bumps inside the box, which might get in the way if you're hoping to slide crates around solo like I did!

Also, for what it's worth, I used several different rental agencies for the trucks, but found for the last run that Home Depot's box trucks can be rented for multiple hours and have unlimited mileage. Budget/Penske/UHaul all have hefty mileage charges.
Yeah wow - not sure why but I'm still waiting on my finish kit I ordered 7/7/21 - 17 months and on my 3rd "crating window" (not including the first delay from March to July). I too have everything - and it's been all built since Feb waiting for this stinking kit so I can finish...now that it's butt cold not sure I can drill the canopy until spring...very frustrating. Maybe I should have sent a fruit basket with my check or something to not get kicked to the back of the line or something - not sure how that happened.

So warning - your results may vary on kit arrival times and they're not necessarily shipping in order they receive the orders. Just order the whole thing up front or you may end up sitting around..."just in time" planning on kit arrival doesn't work (didn't work for me).
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Old 12-01-2022, 09:57 AM
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Default Delivery dates

Finish kit ordered 05-19-21 / delivered 09-15-22
Power Plant ordered 12-06-21 / delivered 11-02-22
Avionics (Garmin) ordered 04-12-22 / delivery pending
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