Empennage unboxing

Here is what an empennage kit looks like once opened:

Basically, a packing list, a manual, and a bunch of parts!

The contents are arranged in a number of sub-packages, which are either "assemblies" or "hardware", and I also have some "extras".

For example, here is the rudder assembly as it comes out of the box:

And with the contents spread-out for inventory taking:

And here is what the hardware bags look like:

As you can see, everything is nicely organised and packaged. Everything categorised by assembly, and each assembly being assembled as a unit, per the manual. So, the first thing in the empennage manual to be done is the horizontal stabiliser, so we'll pull out the "assembly" and "hardware" bags for that piece of airframe, and get cracking!