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  1. Dec 23, 2010 #61

    robertnobody

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    Update; Separating #2 into individual Orders.
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    > > 1. One N3-Pup kit....ordered Dec 2009.........Status; scheduled to ship end of Dec 2010.
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    > > 2. Complete N-3 Pup kit and firewall forward kit with options minus fabric and instruments the amount also included freight........Ordered and paid for March 2009......Status; 80% complete ......Scheduled to ship end of this month or the start of January 2011.

    2a. N3-Pup kit............Ordered two years ago......Status; 80% complete.........Ship date unknown.

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    > > 3.Dream DVD .......ordered Nov. 2010...........Status; ship date unknown.
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    > > 4. Ultra Pup Cowl, Pup Operating Manual, Flap Drawings......Ordered June, 2010..........Status; received Pup Operating Manual, Ultra Pup cowl, flap drawings ship date unknown.
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    > 5. Dale ordered Full Ultra Pup kit, including Engine mount for a Diehl case. propeller, skull cap and exhaust system......Ordered March 2009...........Status; unknown, ship date unknown. No replies to recent contact attempts.
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    > 6. One STOL King ................Ordered ? (do not have the date yet).......Status...received all the parts, fuselage ready for shipment.
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    > > All this info is from the customers. If you have pending orders, you can reply to the post or PM me and I will include your info anonymously, then when you have an update PM me again to update.
    > > I am winging this data base so please bear with me.
    > > Bob
     
  2. Dec 30, 2010 #62

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    Bob, thanks for taking the time to make out that list.

    On the homepage of Preceptor Aircraft it said some time ago that Duwayne will be answering any new e-mail that comes in, and that he has restructured the business in such a way to better meet customer needs, support, and delivery of product.

    How that can be, when his phone number (828-625-0600) listed on his site still comes back with a recording that says it is disconnected and is still out of service; and his site still shows the old business address; so, that seems to leave e-mail as being the only way he might be communicating to some people.

    Has anyone had any contact with Duwayne for this month? If so, what number? Is he answering any snail mail, if so with what address? Is he answering any of his e-mail?
     
  3. Jan 2, 2011 #63

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    Re: Pending Preceptor Orders List # 1

    Added item # 8


    1. One N3-Pup kit....ordered Dec 2009.........Status; scheduled to ship
    end
    of Dec 2010.

    2. Complete N-3 Pup kit and firewall forward kit with options minus
    fabric
    and instruments the amount also included freight........Ordered and paid for
    March 2009......Status; 80% complete ......Scheduled to ship end of this
    month
    or the start of January 2011.

    2a. N3-Pup kit............Ordered two years ago......Status; 80%
    complete.........Ship date unknown.


    3.Dream DVD .......ordered Nov. 2010...........Status; ship date
    unknown.

    4. Ultra Pup Cowl, Pup Operating Manual, Flap Drawings......Ordered
    June,
    2010..........Status; received Pup Operating Manual, Ultra Pup cowl, flap drawings ship date unknown.

    5. Dale ordered Full Ultra Pup kit, including Engine mount for a Diehl
    case.
    propeller, skull cap and exhaust system......Ordered March
    2009...........Status; unknown, ship date unknown. No replies to recent
    contact
    attempts.


    6. One STOL King ................Ordered ? (do not have the date
    yet).......Status...received all the parts, fuselage ready for shipment.

    7. Pup information DVD (this is DVD #2)..........Ordered Sept.
    2010............Status unknown..........ship date unknown.

    8. One right wing rib...........Ordered 29-Dec-2010..........
    ....Status/delivery date........unknown.


    All this info is from the customers. If you have pending orders, you can
    reply to the post or PM me and I will include your info anonymously, then
    when
    you have an update PM me again to update.
    I am winging this data base so please bear with me.
    Bob
     
  4. Jan 3, 2011 #64

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    On December 10th, an acquaintance of mine went to DuWayne's house and picked up the parts for his STOL King kit. He was there for about 5 hours and saw several storage containers of material. He also saw some wing kits and knows that there are at least two fuselages stored at another location. My kit was supposed to be completed by the end of 2010, and two weeks prior, I sent an email and called DuWayne's parents and left a message for him to call me about the delivery date. I called again last week, and repeated the message. As of now, neither my email has been answered or calls have been returned. I am currently trying to get his address so that I can go down there and get my kit. If I get the address in time, I plan on going down there next week. I have also spoken to an attorney I work with and she is going to try and contact a lawyer she knows in Asheville, but she believes the only choice for me is to surprise DuWayne and get everything that I can. My most important job right now, is getting the address and I am working on it. I'll update everyone when I have some information.
    Marty
     
  5. Jan 4, 2011 #65

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    I am sorry I have to re introduce myself as my post was deleted for not following the forum rules (Note to self, read rules first before ticking box). My name is Shane McMillan and I am a customer with Preceptor Aircraft Corporation and I ordered and paid for in full including freight for one N-3 Pup airframe/engine kit back in March 2009. Unfortunately the president of Preceptor Aircraft Corporation is uncontactable and refuses to acknowledge his customers with outstanding orders including me. The people on this forum can make what they will about our predicament. Apart from that The N-3 Pup is a great little airplane and deserves better attention from the creators then what it currently gets. By the way if anyone knows the whereabouts of the president of Preceptor Aircraft Corporation can they please let me know as I am trying to track him down so I can delivery an important message.

    Hows that moderator a little bit better than my previous post?

    Kind regards
    Shane McMillan




    With fingers crossed
     
  6. Jan 11, 2011 #66

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    Shane, Have you been able to contact Preceptor yet?
     
  7. Jan 12, 2011 #67

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    I have an address and am leaving to "visit" DuWayne tomorrow, 12/13/11. We will "visit him on Friday 12/14/11. I am taking a camera and have Bob's list so that we can document what exactly is going on. I am taking a laptop and might be able to post if I have to stay overnight on Friday. Either way, I will post what I find out.

    Marty
     
  8. Jan 13, 2011 #68

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    Good Luck Marty.
    Bob
     
  9. Jan 13, 2011 #69

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    Added item # 9


    1. One N3-Pup kit....ordered Dec 2009.........Status; scheduled to ship end
    of Dec 2010.

    2. Complete N-3 Pup kit and firewall forward kit with options minus fabric
    and instruments the amount also included freight........Ordered and paid for
    March 2009......Status; 80% complete ......Scheduled to ship end of this month
    or the start of January 2011.

    2a. N3-Pup kit............Ordered two years ago......Status; 80%
    complete.........Ship date unknown.

    3.Dream DVD .......ordered Nov. 2010...........Status; ship date unknown.

    4. Ultra Pup Cowl, Pup Operating Manual, Flap Drawings......Ordered June,
    2010..........Status; received Pup Operating Manual, Have not recieved Ultra Pup cowl, flap
    drawings............ ship date unknown.

    5. Dale ordered Full Ultra Pup kit, including Engine mount for a Diehl case.
    propeller, skull cap and exhaust system......Ordered March
    2009...........Status; unknown, ship date unknown. No replies to recent contact
    attempts.


    6. One STOL King ................Ordered ? (do not have the date
    yet).......Status...received all the parts, fuselage ready for shipment.

    7. Pup information DVD (this is DVD #2)..........Ordered Sept.
    2010............Status unknown..........ship date unknown.

    8. One right wing rib...........Ordered 29-Dec-2010..........
    ....Status/delivery date........unknown.

    9. Ultra Pup plans...........Ordered 11-Aug-2010 .......Status
    unknown...........Ship date unknown.

    All this info is from the customers. If you have pending orders, you can
    reply to the post or PM me and I will include your info anonymously, then when
    you have an update PM me again to update.
    I am winging this data base so please bear with me.
    Bob
     
  10. Jan 13, 2011 #70

    robertnobody

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    Marty,
    Take some pictures if you would please.
    Bob
     
  11. Jan 13, 2011 #71

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    Yeah, he said he would in post #67. This ought to get really interesting. Marty, hate to see you having to go to all of that trouble and expense, but really looking forward to your next post. Let's hope he shows.
     
  12. Jan 13, 2011 #72

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    Opps, must have read right past that.
    Bob
     
  13. Jan 15, 2011 #73

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    Added item # 10


    1. One N3-Pup kit....ordered Dec 2009.........Status; scheduled to ship end
    of Dec 2010.

    2. Complete N-3 Pup kit and firewall forward kit with options minus fabric
    and instruments the amount also included freight........Ordered and paid for
    March 2009......Status; 80% complete ......Scheduled to ship end of this month
    or the start of January 2011.

    2a. N3-Pup kit............Ordered two years ago......Status; 80%
    complete.........Ship date unknown.

    3.Dream DVD .......ordered Nov. 2010...........Status; ship date unknown.

    4. Ultra Pup Cowl, Pup Operating Manual, Flap Drawings......Ordered June,
    2010..........Status; received Pup Operating Manual, Have not received Ultra
    Pup cowl, flap drawings ship date......... unknown.

    5. Dale ordered Full Ultra Pup kit, including Engine mount for a Diehl case.
    propeller, skull cap and exhaust system......Ordered March
    2009...........Status; unknown, ship date unknown. No replies to recent contact
    attempts.


    6. One STOL King ................Ordered ? (do not have the date
    yet).......Status...received all the parts, fuselage ready for shipment.

    7. Pup information DVD (this is DVD #2)..........Ordered Sept.
    2010............Status unknown..........ship date unknown.

    8. One right wing rib...........Ordered 29-Dec-2010..........
    ....Status/delivery date........unknown.

    9. Ultra Pup plans...........Ordered 11-Aug-2010 .......Status
    unknown...........Ship date unknown.

    10. Construction Manual........Ordered Thursday, December 23, 2010 7:37 AM
    Subject: PRECEPTOR AIRCRAFT Customer Receipt/Purchase
    Confirmation.......Status/delivery date........Unknown.


    All this info is from the customers. If you have pending orders, you can
    reply to the post or PM me and I will include your info anonymously, then when
    you have an update PM me again to update.
    I am winging this data base so please bear with me.
    Bob
     
  14. Jan 16, 2011 #74

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    Has anyone heard from Marty yet ????
     
  15. Jan 17, 2011 #75

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    Sorry I didn't post sooner, but I had to complete installing the transmission in my wife's truck yesterday.
    I drove down to DuWayne's residence on Friday 1/14, but he was out of town working to get the necessary funds to complete our kits..
    I called him and he returned my call. Here is a brief review of our conversation.
    The STOL King fuel tanks and box of hardware will be shipped out sometime this week.
    Of the two N3 Pup kits, he expects to have both of them completed by Friday. 1/22/11. He has a small amount of welding, some spar drilling and some minor brackets and struts to finish.
    The Ultra Pup kit is 80% complete. He has the landing gear, shock struts, compression tubes for the wings, and some other brackets to do. He is expecting to complete this kit approximately one week after completing the N3 kits.
    He is aware of a large amount of emails waiting to be answered, and will be trying to get to them as soon as possible. If you have ordered something, be patient( I know, I know :). DuWayne stated that he is working to correct the problems and get Preceptor operating properly once again.
    I will be contacting him again this Friday 1/22/11, to check on my kit, and will post an update after my conversation with him. In my opinion, he is making an attempt to complete our orders and get them shipped out. Although things have not progressed as quickly or as smoothly as we all had hoped, I do believe we are getting closer. I hope this information helps everyone out.

    Marty
     
  16. Jan 19, 2011 #76

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    Hello Everyone,

    I am new to this forum and my question is rather complicated. I would really like to build an Ultra Pup, however I have read the thread and tried to email Preceptor. I have never received a reply. I would like to build from plans/scratch. Yet, I am not sure if I can even get a set of plans.... So, does anyone believe that this is worth perusing anymore or is it just time to move on?

    On the other hand does anyone have a set of UP plans that they would be willing to sell me? If there are none available, can anyone suggest a different airframe to consider?

    Thanks!
     
  17. Jan 20, 2011 #77

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    Hello all,

    I received a reply from Duwayne today. He stated that plans are available and that the lead time would only be a week..??

    Falcon Driver
     
  18. Jan 24, 2011 #78

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    craig,
    for your information that the company is still working but the it not delivering its orders in time. you have to wait for it.
     
  19. Jan 24, 2011 #79

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    Marty,
    Have you an update? Keeping fingers crossed you get some good news.
    Bob



     
  20. Jan 24, 2011 #80

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    Bob,
    I've been trying since Friday, but have only gotten a message from Verizon stating that "this person is unavailable". Since he let me know that he has a 'pay-as-you-go" phone, that message means he is out of minutes. I'm going to send him an email and continue calling. I'll let you know when I do get hold of him.
     

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