June 26, 2010
Well, the big day has finally arrived. Yep, that's right, my Patrol Kit from Avipro has arrived. The tail post has tag wired to it that says "Patrol #2" so I guess, I have kit number 2. I suspect that Don Aldridge in Roanoke, VA has kit #1.
Mike Nellis arrived at about 10am this morning with a 35 foot long trailer,
with two kits on it:
The one on the back is my Patrol Kit. The one on the front is 4-place
Bearhawk kit destined for a builder up in Ohio, Mike's next
Unwrapping the protective plastic shrink-wrap.I couldn't wait to get a peek
inside to see my new kit. Mike tells me that him and Mark load everything
up on the trailer and then cover it in this heavy plastic wrap. Then they
heat-shrink it with a blowtorch. Pretty
Awe it's starting be revealed. You can see the wings in their steel
cages below the fuselage
The fuselage frame is loaded up with cardboard containers and boxes. In
these are various parts such as the horz. stabilizers, elevators, rudder
pedal assembly, control sticks, engine mount,
Looks like I got a lot of stuff to inventory.
Ok, after unbolting the fuselage supports from the wing crate frames, Mike
and I easily unload the fuselage frame with all it's parts inside, and set
it aside for now:
Mike has a couple of dollies that he put on the ground behind the trailer.
We then slid the wing crates off the back, setting the aft end on the
first dolly, and then sliding it back the rest of the way and setting the
front end on the other
At this point its easy to roll the wings and wing crates into the garage (shop).
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