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« Reply #30 on: December 27, 2017, 07:25 PM »

Forgot to add they shipped fast and packed really well. Very happy  Smiley.

Yep, it was a smooth transaction and it was packed well. Thanks again for bringing it to my attention. Smiley
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« Reply #31 on: December 27, 2017, 07:33 PM »

The leading edge setup is somewhat scary as it requires the tremendous bend seen in the pics, and considerable stretch of the wingtip bungee to reach the wingtip nock - make sure the leading edge connectors are in the right place as you proceed with the bend. The first side is tough enough, and the second tougher in my experience. This may subside somewhat with time as the material stretches - but it is still a challenge on mine. I found it helped to use a boot lace around the bungee to pull it, rather than just the upper spreader or a screwdriver. Much safer here.

You weren't lying about that wingtip nock! I ended up using para-cord instead of a shoelace, but it worked great! I'll be making a permanent version to keep in my bag. Thanks again for the tip! Smiley
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« Reply #32 on: December 29, 2017, 12:03 AM »

Did ya fly it yet,did ya fly it yet, did ya fly it etc. Grin
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