Oh my, did you guys see the size of the tool list that Van's send? Yeah, that scared me a little bit as I had no idea what was necessary to build the empennage and what could wait a little bit longer. I'm pretty sure this will not be the last time I feel a little overwhelmed when going through the process.
To make this a little easier I decided I would buy a toolkit, there are a few vendors that sell starter kits. I decided to buy from Aircraftspruce first because they have a warehouse in Canada and I was hoping this would make them quicker/easier to work with (I was wrong), and second because I got a special order form during the EAA SportAir workshop to get a discount. Honestly, the process was awful, I had to fill up a paper form, scan it and send by email to buy instead of using the website, it felt so much like the beginning of the 90's. Please guys, just generate a one time coupon code for people to use on the website! Plus it took a few days in back and forth emails with the salesman to get things sorted out and to actually figure out what the price was because there's nothing in the coupon saying how much discount you're going to get. In the end, I saved $50 that was not worth the trouble.