The QANTAS strike in Australia has sure left me stranded - not personally but with freight. Even though flight operations were only cancelled for a few days, the backlog of freight and essential cargo that has been delayed is staggering. It just proves that Australia really does need another major airline so that Qantas does not hold the nation to ransom.
Throttle Quadrant & Avionics Bay
After almost a month in transit (who said air freight was fast), the 737 throttle quadrant and avionics bay has arrived in Sydney, only to be sitting on the floor of the Qantas warehouse for a week! My customs forwarder advised me on Friday that Qantas finally has released the freight for dispatch to Melbourne then onwards further south to Hobart. Arrival time is mid next week (touch wood).
The main instrument panel, I have been reliably told by Peter Cos of Flight Deck Solutions has been wired and will be ready for dispatch later next week. I'll ensure this freight is NOT sent via QANTAS....Maybe I'll use DHL.
In the interim, whilst waiting for freight to arrive, I've been kept busy working through computer set up networking challenges in WIN 7, and solving an assortment of compatability issues with regard to software. After many hours, it seems that many of these matters are now well on their way to be solved. I've also been spending considerable time researching the various flight models that can be used with Sim Avionics.
It will soon be time to begin the build phase of the project.