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Old 11-01-2017, 02:33 PM
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Default Best advice you got from another builder?

What's the best advice you ever got from another builder, whether it's about building, flying, tools, etc. What one special nugget of wisdom sticks out in your mind as number one?
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Old 11-01-2017, 02:38 PM
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Default From multiple other builders -

?Build On?!
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Old 11-01-2017, 02:43 PM
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Do something every night.
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Old 11-01-2017, 02:55 PM
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Build or buy a Vans RV and get rid of that spam can Cherokee!
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Old 11-01-2017, 02:56 PM
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Build on ++
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Old 11-01-2017, 03:11 PM
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Don’t be a hermit builder, seek advice, use your resources...from the late, great Joe Blank, my tech advisor!
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Old 11-01-2017, 03:26 PM
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Are you building the next Lindy, or do you want to get the thing in the air?
Don't let perfect be the enemy of good. Build on.
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Old 11-01-2017, 04:01 PM
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Your building an airplane, not a watch. Ken Scott - Vans Aircraft and hangar neighbor.
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Old 11-01-2017, 04:54 PM
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Don't rivet anything until you absolutely cannot go further on that assembly without doing so.
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Old 11-01-2017, 05:12 PM
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Practice, practice, practice.
Building is a perishable skill. If it's been a while, practice on scrap first.

Get a Mentor then a Tech Advisor.
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