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Jan 16

Empennage inventoried

I completed the inventory of the empennage this weekend. I discovered that the kit is missing the left and right rudder skins. It’s not a big deal though, because Van’s Aircraft gives its customers 30 days to report any missing components and they will send them at no charge. Aside from that everything is there. I’m quite impressed with how it is packaged. Everything is clearly labeled so it was easy to figure out which parts were which to compare against the packing list. I scanned and OCR’d the packing list so that I can load it into a spreadsheet. I marked off each component as being received and when I get my workshop set up, I will also document where each part is stored. This way, as I work and read through the building instructions, I can look up where I put some part that I may have otherwise forgotten.