I picked up the packages that contain my 16" mirror, spider, secondary, focuser, and a little surprise: A Meade Coffee Cup!! (Thanks Richard). You know, you don't really think about how big something is until you get it. When I pulled the mirror out, it was kind of overwhelming to see it. I did get a tape measure out and confirm that it indeed is 16" wide (instead of 18 or 20, hehehehehe)
The secondary was larger than I expected. I measured it to be about 3 5/8" wide. Pretty big for visual use, but not big enough to cause a problem (you want to stay between 20% to 25%). I measured the spider and it is just about the right size for my purposes.
Now the fun begins! I will start with the secondary ring and bearings, and then onto the mirror box. I need to start getting stuff together to sell so that I can afford the truss system. This is where I learn patience. Pretty hard to do when there is a nice 16" mirror waiting to reflect some photons.
Cannot wait to start cutting wood!