I was just informed by the factory that they have completed Don’s check list and are sending over final photos tonight. Who knows what that means but I will have the final photos for Don’s approval later tonight.
I wanted to take a second and thank Don for all of his patience in this project. The poor guy has had to suffer two separate factories to make this a reality. I only had to suffer one and that was enough.
I get so frustrated when Don takes the time to provide these guys CAD files, pictures, and written documentation only to have the design changed over and over. The language barrier doesn’t help the situation either. You would think the provision of these documents would somewhat guarantee an early success but that is just not the case.
Ok, Enough of my whining. The up side is (according to the factory) the only issue to resolve was the wing bolt design and they have finally stop making their changes to Don’s instructions and built it as Don requires. With that said we should get a shipping date (after Don signs off on the pictures). Remember we have China New Year in here so you can count on 10 days of the country shutting down.
How do you shut down a country anyway?
I am most hopeful we have finally reached the point of completion but I don’t want to jinks it so I will give you guys and update as soon as I know Don has given the green light. It’s a good thing he is on this project as you would never receive the real Flying Machine without Don’s constant involvement and dedication to this ARF.
Talk to you guys soon