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Old Nov 20, 2012, 05:10 PM
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Well - the red Extra looks gorgeous out of the box, and so far I haven't found any visible warping. However - only ONE of the 4 screws that secure the halves of the wheelpants are the correct size! Just a few steps in, and already missing the correct hardware. I tried to order an extra 'fixed parts' kit with the plane to prepare for just this eventuality, but they were out of stock (apparently for good reason). 3 of the included screws' have a diameter that just floats in the holes, while the 4th feels like it will bite and thread itself if used.

Any ideas for a fix that won't involve duct tape or epoxying the halves together? I don't want to have to drive out to Lowe's or Home Depot after work tomorrow just to search for a few screws that fit. I was really hoping to maiden this on Thanksgiving at the field (my ONLY day off), as it will be 60F and almost windless in Pittsburgh - probably the last time for a LONG time.
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