Delivery Day - March 19th, 2002
Some six weeks after I left the Velocity Builders
Center carrying just the manual and a lot of photos the great
day arrived - Delivery Day. Velocity contracts with Dan Fast to
deliver their kits - although you are free to take it home if you
wish on the back of a truck. If you take delivery at the factory
then you end up paying Florida sales tax.
Dan had several Velocities in his truck and of
course mine was the last one to be delivered so my plane traveled
from Florida, to Texas, to Southern California and finally to me.
One of the more exciting days I've had.
The garage was clean and I had
already built the wing storage rack using measurements I took at
David Doshay's house. The intervening time I had browsed the tools
section at various stores and bought lots of them !!
Dan (the Delivery Man) arrived on
schedule, March 19th, 2002. My neighbors Merle and Al came to
see what all the fuss was about and help unload the goodies.
is one of the most photographed truck/trailers in the US, everyone
takes a photo of it outside their home. Dan can fit four kits in
||Here's Dan unloading the first piece.
My friend and neighbor Al Stock is checking out the rest of the truck.
||Here's our dog, Topper, looking
at the large pile of bits in his driveway.
||At the end of the day the fuselage and wings were
in the garage with several boxes of bits and ready for me to check the
inventory - all 18 pages of it. At the back of the garage you can see the
"W" shaped storage rack with the wings in it and resting on the
floor, you can also see the frame I made from 2x4. The wings were later hoisted up using
pulleys so they are stored above the floor and out of the way.
After a weekend of checking and
storing things away everything was present and accounted for - nice job
Natalie at Velocity.