After a 16hr road trip from the port of Tamatave, the truck carrying the container with the airplane in it arrived at our hanger on Saturday night. (You may remember this post Airplane In A Box) It has been a long journey, and we have been waiting with anticipation for this day to arrive. We did a switch at the hanger and took our older 20 foot container that we had been using for fuel storage to our vehicle maintenance garage and are going to put the 40 foot container that the airplane came in in its place. By the time that we were done doing all the moving it was too late to open up and see into the new container--that and I didn't have a hacksaw with me to cut off the security bolt. So on Sunday Josh and I returned with hacksaw in hand to see what it looked like.
Today (Monday) we started to unpack everything and now have a hanger covered with boxes full of parts and pieces, as well as a lot of the spare parts and some tools that we had ordered. I'm sure that it will be a few more days until everything looks a little more normal and a little less chaotic. Right now our bigest setback is the fact that we still don't know were the maintenance manuals that I ordered over a month ago from Cessna are. We can't start the reassembly until we have the manuals so pray that they get found or arrive soon, I'm working on sourcing another set to borrow for a while but it would be good if ours arrived.
|Little brother sitting under the wings of his Big brother.|