Saturday, April 6, 2019

Home - Not Quite

Where Are We Today
CanAm RV, London, Ontario
We are back in Canada, but not quite home yet. Staying at CanAm for the week until we can get into "The Ridge", while here we will get the slide cables looked at, I will work for two days and visit our kids.

Putting 6 large boxes in the trailer


The real reason for this post is an update on my next RC project. Over the winter, I  purchased a kit to build from a company in Arden NC. With plans to pick it up on our way home so as to avoid shipping costs, duty, taxes and brokerage fees,  we arrived there March 28th as per-arranged, the owner was not there, he had been called away to a family emergency. Once we contacted him, he said he would be home the next week and he would ship it to us free of charge. I said I would contact him when he was home.

Boxes in and closed back up.

Here comes the twist, when I spoke to him again, he asked if I would like the proto-type that he had built and flown. I decided to go with that option if he could get to my U.S. mailing address in Port Huron no later than Friday April 6th, so I could pick it up on the 7th before we crossed the border. After checking with FedEx, that it could be there, he packed it up and shipped it.

The picture doesn't show how big it really is.

We arrived at Blue Water shipping Saturday morning at 9:30 and picked up 6 huge boxes, a little taken back at the number and size, I know it is a big plane but still. We managed to get them in the trailer and then headed for the border where we were across in about 5 minutes.
Once setup at CanAm, I opened the boxes and without removing the bubble wrap, checked each piece for damage. Once we are home I will unwrap and post pictures of its size.
Thanks for the reading along, until the next time stay safe and take care.


16 comments:

  1. Sounds like you are going to have fun with the new project this summer. I'm excited to see it when it is finished.

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    1. Yes, I think will too. I'm also excited to see it all together.

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  2. Looks like you will be keeping busy building and flying your next project.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

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  3. So nice that you git your plane finally, it will be a huge one, can't wait to see it.

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    1. Yes it is nice to get it finally, it will be the biggest plane I have ever had.

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  4. Oh looks like fun. I'm excited to see the results. Glad you folks had a great travel day.

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    1. Thanks Deb, pictures will follow as I complete this project.

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  5. Glad to read you made it back into Canada safe and sound.
    Those are some monster boxes. Looking forward to seeing pictures of it togethe...have fun. Nice pictures of you and your newest Grandson that I saw on facebook.

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    1. Thanks Deb and Tom, Easton is a cutie. Good to be back in Canada and almost home. Pictures will follow as I complete the project.

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  6. I can't believe how big those planes are, what fun you're going to have putting it together! Very nice you could pick it up before you crossed the border and that it shipped for free.

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    1. I am still having a hard time believing how big it is. I think it will take getting it all together before I do.

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  7. Patritia RichardsApril 9, 2019 at 5:55 AM

    Nice post, dear!

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  8. Looks like you could strap Clemson in that thing and give him a ride!

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    1. I'm quite sure we could, his 12 lbs. could easily be handled by this plane, but I don't think he would like it. LOL!

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