Thursday, May 30, 2013

RV-12 Fuselage Kit Delivered

With all the hustle and bustle leading up to the Holiday weekend, forgot to mention the RV-12’s fuselage kit arrived at the end of last week. Van’s shipped the fuselage crate through Old Dominion freight lines. The crate appeared to be in good shape except for a little gouge in one corner.

When the driver (didn’t catch his name,my bad) noticed the bill of lading said "aircraft skins and parts", he got very excided. Apparently he enjoys model airplanes and delivering parts for a full scale airplane and seeing finished wings along with the empennage components made his day.
Maneuvering the fuselage kit onto the power lift gate for placement onto moving dollies.
Getting the RV-12 fuselage kit past the humps in the sidewalk and rolling towards the DOG Aviation production facility.
Signing the bill of lading and taking possession of the RV-12 fuselage kit. The driver said he was probably more excited about delivering parts for a real airplane than I was in receiving them. Judging by the smile on his face, that may have indeed been the case.
Will have to wait another day or two until the fuselage kit can be opened for inventory … the flaperons are currently taking up the space on both workbenches and they take up a whole lot of room.