Yup, it’s the big day. The finish kit showed up this afternoon, and with some help from my neighbor and fellow RV-8 builder, the crate was in the hangar and cracked open in no time. This evening I couldn’t resist diving into the inventory, which really didn’t take all that long – there aren’t a ton of parts here. I stopped short of inventorying all the little bags of stuff, though, which I’ve learned is usually the more time-consuming part.
In the meantime, I have the requisite giant pile of packing paper, which made for a good backdrop when I posed for the traditional wheel-pant-as-headgear photo: