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Old 06-13-2007, 08:57 PM
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the giles 202 140 is a great flying plane. although on my third landing i came in a little hot. and bounced the plane and broke the carbon fiber gear[]. it was not a very hard landing although the carbon gear on the pilots right snapped. the problem is i have been waiting for three weeks for a replacement only to find out it may take another 3 because they are backordered[>:]. does anyone know where i can get a replacement set sooner. they can be carbon or aluminum. i just want to fly again.

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Old 06-21-2007, 12:13 PM
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Might be kinda late but here is how to fix it.
Take some black thread and start wrapping it tightly around the break and go about a 1/2 to 3/4in on each side of the bend. once you have it wrapped use thin CA and soak all the thread. Let it dry and your ready to go. Chip Hide was selling some aluminum gear that would work on this plane. So when mine broke as your's have i called to order the gear from him and after telling him the problem he gave me the fix and the fix works great!
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Old 06-22-2007, 10:06 PM
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many people have used the chip hyde cap x landing gear on this plane.
Old 06-28-2007, 10:57 AM
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Pretty much everybody I know who has ever had carbon fiber landing gear on their planes, (including me), has experienced a similar failure at the same exact stress point on the gear. You don't have to ground your plane for many weeks waiting for some lame product support guy to eventually get you the part. My suggestion is to replace the carbon fiber gear with a comparable sized aluminum gear set. The one mentioned in the previous post will likely work, but there are also many sizes available as aftermarket replacements that will work fine. The difference in weight is minimal, especially since this isn't some small featherweight e-plane we're talking about here, and the aluminum will take a pounding without cracking or bending. Just make sure the aluminum set you buy is a close approximate match in height, so you don't have to worry about prop strikes. Also, they should be approximately the same width as the fuse, or similar in dimension to your OEM gear. Hope this helps.
Old 07-11-2007, 08:57 PM
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Thanks Brian the landing gear you sent me works great, slapped on some flat black paint and they look good as new!!!!
Old 10-28-2007, 09:21 AM
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What kind of thread are you referring to?
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over a year between threads but some might be putting one together so.......
Yes its a great flying plane , mine has a OS160fx, bison muffler and Apc 18 x8 I love the way this thing flys its so precise and very easy to grease on a nice landing , bad things about it are the gear is crap and delaminated after a few flights as did another one at my club both where the left hand side leg , the angle is too sharp needs to be more radius where it exits the belly poor design but just put some alloy gear on no big drama I had a set laying around off a modeltech dragon lady which was easy to modify and also gives a lot more prop clearance , and the covering just keeps coming off I have given up ironing it back on or tapeing it but despite theses little things its a awesome plane very strongly built and with the 160 its a powerhouse : )
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I bought one of these kits a while back and used aluminum gear from a Great Planes Giles 202 that they made a few years ago. Just had to redrill some holes in the gear to make them fit. I have not flown it yet though. Using a RCS 180 gas engine. Where did you set the CG point and your control throws?

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http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_26...tm.htm#9960552 
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Does anyone know where I could purchase CMP Giles 202 140. I have new wings and tail surfaces . Love the plane just need more ?

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Old 01-26-2014, 03:03 AM
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I have one available complete with RCS 180

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