The first day went really well! We actually got a bit more done than I thought we might. We unpacked the entire crate, inventoried it, and built two EAA workbenches. The work benches still need a top layer of MDF and a shelf, but are mostly complete. There ended up being two damaged elevator skins. I’m surprised it wasn’t much worse given the holes FedEx punched into the crate on both ends, and the fact that they completely ignored the this side up markings.
While Randy and I were working on the workbenches, Joanna inventoried the “bags”. Thousands of rivets, and a lot of bolts and other little parts. She put them all in storage containers and labeled them, and counted everything but the rivets. It’s kind of amazing given the number of parts that there wasn’t anything missing.
Crate sort of unpacked:
Not for use on aircraft:
(It will definitely be used on an aircraft.)
Berck, Randy and Jonah: 9 hours each. (though, no actual construction.)