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    Default Building an EX2 in ITALY.

    Gooooood morning everybody!

    I’m Yves from Italy.

    Born in Belgium, I moved to northern Italy some years ago.
    I ordered an EX2 last June and I’m waiting for the crate to arrive here near Lago Maggiore.
    I should be the first to build a Carbon Cub in Italy, but I guess not the last one as others Italian friends are tempted to start the adventure. The idea is to form a group of mountain flying and Cub enthusiasts here in the Italian Alps.

    I have some experience in working on experimental, vintages and warbirds, but within associations, and this is going to be my first personal project.
    I will post here the progress of my works.

    Take care !

    Yves
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    The workshop is ready.
    The sawhorses are waiting the spares...

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    I built this trolley to move the crate to my workshop.
    Calculated for 3T.
    (this should be enough…)

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    The avionics corner:

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    Hello Yves , I'm an Italian living in Florida , and I'm waiting for my EX2 kit that suppose to arrive any day .The plan is to build it here register it with the FAA , and after the 40 hours flight time , i will disassemble it. and ship it to the North of Italy not too far from you, where i spend few months every year . I hope that we can fly them together one day. This my second kit here the first one picture .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Giorgio View Post
    Hello Yves , I'm an Italian living in Florida , and I'm waiting for my EX2 kit that suppose to arrive any day .The plan is to build it here register it with the FAA , and after the 40 hours flight time , i will disassemble it. and ship it to the North of Italy not too far from you, where i spend few months every year . I hope that we can fly them together one day. This my second kit here the first one picture .
    Ciao Giorgio !

    That's great ! Hope to see you soon here to share our passion !
    And your building experience will be welcome also ...
    One friend is tempted to sign for an EX3 also near Varese.
    And there will be be maybe an other EX3 near Venezia.
    So it could be that we will be 4 CC in northern Italy.

    Let's keep in touch !

    A presto !
    Last edited by PBY Catalina; 10-29-2020 at 02:07 AM.

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    The crate departed Yakima on 15th December, loaded on NYK Delphinus on 19th Dec, arrived this morning in Southampton:

    Arrivée du Delphinus à Southampton le 5 fevrier 21 au matin.jpg

    Still few days before arriving in Italy.
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    Excellent! Keep us posted.

    Cheers
    Dan Arnold
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    The crate made an amazing tour: Yakima-Seattle-Vancouver-Seattle-San Francisco-Los Angeles-Panama-Southampton-Dublin-France-Switzerland-Italy-Milano… and finally here in my home.

    A 85 day’s journey, in four trucks and three different container-ships. A lot of stops, many unexpected delays, a great moment when chatting with the commander of the harbor Southampton, being able to see live, via an HD webcam, the arrival of the huge container ship in Southampton port.

    Nine months after I signed the Purchase Agreement, the crate of my EX2 kit finally arrived at his destination: my garage!Yes… nine months! A difficult delivery…
    Thankfully, I was in touch with CC Europe, who was trying friendly to inform and reassuring me as much as they could. I very much appreciated the patience of Lukasz G. from CC EU who was very kind to always respond very precisely to my apprehensions during this long period.

    It’s of course also because I’m on the other side of the Atlantic that it took so much time. But not only because of the distance, also because Cubcrafters took a lot of time to collect everything together in a single crate, to avoid several long deliveries.
    At this stage I have emptied the crate and I started the inventory. And so fare so good!
    The quality of the packaging and the labbeling of the boxes are absolutely exceptional. Bravo!

    I decided to build this kit during, and also because of this pandemia, and today here in Italy, we are starting again a full lockdown. It’s a very difficult time we are having on both side of the ocean. I just read the editor’s log of Marc Cook in the March issue of Kitplanes magazine, “Demand and Supply”. Obviously, I’m not the only one having the same idea and having delivery problems. But I’m so fortunate! I’m standing here in front of this kit, like a kid in front of Santa Clause!

    I can’t start this dream that was mine of building my own plane without having a thought for all those who don’t have that chance, all those who today are suffering from this pandemic, all those who have lost loved ones, and hope that health and economic catastrophe will end as soon as possible, hopefully… maybe for the Fourth of July?

    Take care!
    Y.

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