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    Default Re: Building an EX2 in ITALY.

    Super nice workshop, Yves!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Bosshardt View Post
    Super nice workshop, Yves!
    if you like the workshop you would love the pilot's bar I have build beside! ...

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    Oh yes!
    Ill be visiting my son and daughter in law in three weeks in Zurich... you live near Milan, right? Is the border open via train? Maybe Ill come visit!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Bosshardt View Post
    Oh yes!
    Ill be visiting my son and daughter in law in three weeks in Zurich... you live near Milan, right? Is the border open via train? Maybe Ill come visit!
    You are of course very welcome !

    Yes te border is open.
    From tomorrow at 24H, no curfew anymore.
    But their are still many other conditions to fulfil to be able to cross the borders freely.
    It change several time per week, so I'll check that with you.

    Details via PM !
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    A little update on my build.

    So far so good. I didnít have much difficulties. Most of the time, when I have some, theyíre the same oneís you guys all have. So, I find easily answers here on the forum.

    The control of the aileron was perfect from the first test.
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    The adjustment of the rear spar reinforcement and all the cap strips is a tedious work that requires a lot of patience to properly pre-position them, but ultimately it does not pose any major difficulty and it is even the most fun work.

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    I use a lot of these mini-clamps, like here to adjust the landing light, or here to control the perpendicularity.
    Very useful!

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    I built a set of leading-edge clamps. They are essential to work well on leading edge skins. They will be available after completion of my right wing, for any other kit construction here in Europe.

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    The most difficult was the adjustment around the landing light. I had to double the rivets to arrive at an acceptable result at this place.

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    The installation of the fuel tanks was one of the most difficult steps, until I found the right method. With the pliers as Dave explained, I couldnít do anything. It is by using longer bolts, which I tight and secure with wire-brake and then replace with the right bolts, that I finally got there.

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    Installing these stupid fairleads is one of the most frustrating operations. I ran all over the workshop after those damn clips that were flying around. I finally modified a plier, and the problem was solved.

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