NOVEMBER 2002 at 1.50pm
The kit arrived!!
tail wrapped up to keep it nice and warm
says that he thought we ordered one WITH an engine
labels on the boxes look ominous
wings won't fit on the garage ceiling where we intended, so we thought
the best thing would be to cut about a foot off the end of each wing.
This would also have the advantage of making the plane a bit lighter.
On second thoughts, there may be some mysterious aerodynamic reason why
we shouldn't do this. So, plan B is to do a minor bit of demolition so
we can store them along the walls of Peter's garage. That is a job for
the weekend. Meanwhile where is the Builder's Manual? What! We're never
going to get through this lot. Not a bit like the Airfix kit we had been
promised. Oh well, down the pub and consider whether we've done the right
Spent the day unpacking about 20,000 bags of hardware
and sorting out where to put it all. The fuselage, wings and seat belts
were about the only bits recognisable. Everything else is small bits of
metal, rubber, wood or glassfibre.
We had found a crack in the fuselage and we're not
sure if it is serious, so we have e-mailed a photo to Europa for their
Some pictures of the workshop:
will never fly with all this lot in it!
plate and mascot displayed on the workshop floor. Note the lovely
rehearsing his sanding technique
Europa agree to swap the fuselage with another one in case the crack is
serious. They subsequently found that it was only a cosmetic problem which
they have rectified.