Vipergear F-16C ICP pre-order progress

Vipergear F-16C ICP pre-order progress

Post Xmas Progress update!!

A lot of steps in the process have been completed in the past few weeks.
Timeline below has been updated to current status ( December 27th 2019)

We will post pictures ASAP!

To give you an idea of what is going on here behind the scenes we want to give you a timeline of the processes and manufacturing that is being done at this time. We will post picture of all subcomponents as each step is completed.

We consider the ICP to have the following main components/processes;

1) ICP body
2) ICP buttons
3) ICP PCB
4) ICP Backplate
5) ICP Thumbwheels
6) ICP Desktopstand
7) Final Assembly and testing
8) Shipping

1) ICP Body

09 dec 2019 – 30 dec 2019: CNC 4 axis machining – PRODUCTION AND INSPECTION COMPLETED 27-12-2019
02 jan 2020 – 06 jan 2020: Body prep and paint – WE ARE BRINGING THIS STEP UP TO 28-12-2019
06 jan 2020 – 10 jan 2020: Body engraving

2) ICP Buttons

09 dec 2019 – 18 dec 2019: SLA Manufacturing (delayed for fitting purposes will still meet 06-01 deadline)
18 dec 2019 – 19 dec 2019: Curing SLA prints
20 dec 2019 – 23 dec 2019: Buttons prep and paint
06 jan 2020 – 10 jan 2020: Buttons engraving

3) ICP PCB

02 dec 2019 – 20 dec 2019: PCB manufacturing and shipping – COMPLETED, SHIPMENT RECEIVED DEC 27th
09 dec 2019 – 19 dec 2019: Microcontrollers – DELIVERY DUE BEFORE JANUARY 20th (FINAL ASSEMBLY DATE)
09 dec 2019 – 13 dec 2019: Expected arrival of all toggle switches – COMPLETED
16 dec 2019 – 20 dec 2019: Expected arrival of all DCS (dobber) switches – COMPLETED
20 dec 2019 – 23 dec 2019: Vertical Subcomponent mounting – ONGOING
27 dec 2019 – 29 dec 2019: Encoders and toggle switches wire connections – ONGOING

4) ICP Backplate

09 dec 2019 – 20 dec 2019: Plasma cutting backplates – COMPLETED
20 dec 2019 – 23 dec 2019: Sandblasting backplates – COMPLETED
27 dec 2019 – 29 dec 2019: Angle bending of thumbwheel flanges – ONGOING
29 dec 2019 – 30 dec 2019: Prep for powdercoating – ONGOING
06 jan 2020 – 17 jan 2020: Powdercoating backplates

5) ICP Thumbwheels

09 dec 2019 – 20 dec 2019: SLS manufacturing – ONGOING small delay due to machine failure
02 jan 2020 – 03 jan 2020: Assembly of thumbwheels – ONGOING working per batch of 12

6) ICP Desktopstand

09 dec 2019 – 20 dec 2019: Plasma cutting desktop stands – COMPLETED
20 dec 2019 – 23 dec 2019: Sandblasting desktop stands – COMPLETED
27 dec 2019 – 29 dec 2019: Angle bending of desktop stands – COMPLETED
29 dec 2019 – 30 dec 2019: Apply Rivnuts to desktop stands – M4 COMPLETED, M3 ONGOING
02 jan 2020 – 03 jan 2020: Prep for powdercoating
06 jan 2020 – 17 jan 2020: Powdercoating desktop stands

7) Final assembly and testing

06 jan 2020 – 17 jan 2020: Body, button and pcb assembly and testing
20 jan 2020 – 22 jan 2020: Assembly of backplates with ICP’s and desktop stands (where needed)

8) Shipping

22 jan 2020 – 24 jan 2020: Packaging and labelling
27 jan 2020 – 29 jan 2020: Shipping to customer address

  • some mentioned dates are subject to change due to delays in delivery or production of outsourced components.
    We did not account for extra delays in shipping due to Christmas and new year postal overloads.
    If any delays occur we will inform you immediately.