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Old Jul 15, 2011, 12:01 PM
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A point to note -- 6' single piece wing!

It lays from the back of the driver's seat right to the tailgate in my 2007 Explorer.

And it covers 1/3 of the width of the cargo area.

So you gotta have a plan a good way haul the wing.

Also, virtually all the weight is in the wing too; the fuselage weights next to nothing.
Believe the wing will be a delicate item if unattached so definitely worth some type of protection. Measuring my Tacoma, the 17 should go in assembled tail & nose to sides elevated on a support above the wheel humps as do several other planes I squeeze in assembled.
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Old Jul 15, 2011, 12:05 PM
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YMMV -- but I'd find it difficult to truck it fully assembled from my cave to my Explorer. Let alone trying to get it into a vehicle that way.
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Old Jul 15, 2011, 12:21 PM
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PS: I'm 6' 6".
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Old Jul 15, 2011, 02:21 PM
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I've got a 6 1/2' bed on my truck. I just turn this guy sideways and it fits in there all together. Yippie! No taking the wing off for me.
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Old Jul 15, 2011, 07:21 PM
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Posted photos of wing in Explorer, as stored, and alterantive transport scheme over in the thread I started.
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Old Jul 15, 2011, 09:35 PM
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Im wondering if they are truly in stock here yet.
I'm betting they never got them in. There is no other reason not to ship them. I'm sure they send out hundreds of parcel post packages every day.
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Old Jul 15, 2011, 10:51 PM
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Yeah I'm really starting to believe something is up and we are being kept in the dark... I still have zero movement on my order from the 9th. Never had to wait that long for something to leave the USA warehouse.
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Old Jul 16, 2011, 09:11 AM
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Odd -- plane doesn't show up on USA inventory list; but from world warbird list it shows 10 @ USA?
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Old Jul 16, 2011, 09:50 AM
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I show it on page 8 of the USA Warehouse listings.
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Old Jul 16, 2011, 09:57 AM
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As an aside, I placed an order on the 10th for one of the 1400mm L-4s and it hasn't moved either. The previous week I ordered some lipos from the USA warehouse on the 5th, they shipped on the 7th and were in my mailbox on the 8th. That's why I thought spending a bit more with them on this order from the USA warehouse was a good bet. We shall see. I don't care when it arrives as long as it finally does but it does appear something is up. The L4 and B17 are both shown on page 8 as in stock "10+" or "+10" or whatever it is. Mine has been in "printed ready to pack" status for 6 days.
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Old Jul 16, 2011, 09:59 AM
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Oh, and I inquired via email Friday morning but no response as of now.
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Old Jul 16, 2011, 11:12 AM
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Must have missed pg8; wish you could sort the USA's inventory, i.e.: $, type & get more items/page.
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Old Jul 16, 2011, 11:46 AM
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Ya, I hear ya.

BTW, my email just bounced back as undeliverable. Something about the HK server not accepting any connections.

Maybe they are having some kind of I.T. snafu.
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Old Jul 16, 2011, 11:48 AM
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I had trouble with their support e-mail earlier this week. I had to use the live chat to get any answers.

I'd also like to see a better way to sort the US warehouse info. Scrolling through the pages and seeing half of it out of stock is irritating.
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Old Jul 16, 2011, 01:02 PM
In NY's beautifull hills
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Kinda glad we are comparing notes even though at this point they ain't givin me a warm fuzzy
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