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    Congratulations! Let the fun begin!
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    Ciao Yves!
    Wow! What excitement! You have so much patience...although you had no choice! Im sure you will enjoy the build allot better than the wait for the box..... good luck!

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    Good for you! Looking forward to seeing your progress.

    Some guys finish their builds in not much more time than it took for yours to arrive.
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    Taking my time, I needed four days for the inventory.
    There were some errors with the order, they are being corrected by CubCrafters.
    But nothing prevents me from starting the construction of the left wing.

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    The manuals are well organized but sometimes there are still some small errors.
    Often the answers to my questions are found later in the text. So I now discipline myself to read each section completely at least twice, before starting to work.

    And when in spite of everything, there are still a few areas of shadows, I have so far always found the solutions by rereading Dave’s “Tips & Hints,” or “Chuck and Ryan’s Build Tips,” or by watching Kirk’s wonderful YouTube videos. I remain very impressed by the quality of Kirk’s videos, and the time he spends making them. I must thank him loudly for the time he has saved me by showing his own successes and mistakes in such a sympathetic way.

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    For all stainless-steel blind-rivets, I decided to use the pneumatic riveters. In the beginning, I was not satisfied with the results, having difficulties to be perfectly perpendicular to the spar. I had to re-pull 8 from the 54 rivets. Then I used a little tool from the VANS constructor and had no more problems.

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    I found many discussions about the critical phase of squaring the wings. I adopted the procedure described by Dave & Mitch. Just so I know where I stand with the side adjustments, before I made a pre-squaring by literally jigging the spares, with a little scale that I attached on the sawhorse, alongside the secondary spare.

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