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Velocity runs a  Builders Center at their facility in Sebastian, Florida. Builders can spend a few days to a few months there. I was only able to spend two weeks there, most of the other half dozen or so builders were retired and stayed there until their project was complete.

The Builders Center has all the equipment you'll need to finish your Velocity but more importantly it has four full time people to help when you need it. Without exception all were knowledgeable and enthusiastic and dedicated to helping the builder do a first class job, I can't speak highly enough of them. I'd have liked to stay longer but couldn't, two weeks was enough to learn the basics of working with epoxy and to make some good progress with my kit.

Builders centre 1-25-02small.jpg (558100 bytes) Here's a photo showing perhaps a quarter of the Builders Center, my kit is second from the left. The kit on the left was being built as a fastbuild fuselage for a customer. Chad, who was building it, also built my fuselage. In chatting with him we figured that he had built about 200  fuselages in the previous five years so I felt very confident that mine was much better than anything I could have done.
Davis House Hotel Sebastian Small.JPG (43107 bytes) While I was at Sebastian I stayed at the Davis House Inn on Davis Street in Sebastian. Prices were reasonable and the rooms were clean, spacious and well equipped with a TV, microwave, fridge, coffee maker etc. It was only 10 minutes from the airport/ Velocity facility and nearby were a 24 hour Walmart with a deli section and a 24 hour Dunkin Donuts - what more could anyone want !! 
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