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Old 03-01-2009, 03:23 PM
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I recently purchased a Qui Que 102" Gen III with DA 100. The standoffs on the plane are 1/2 " The prop is really close to the cowl. It has a Mejlik 25 x 12 3 blade. The plane was pro built and has been flown,balanced,etc. Any ideas if this will be OK or should I change the standoffs.and rebalance?
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Old 03-01-2009, 03:40 PM
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that looks perfect i wouldnt change anything on it. do you have any more pictures of the whole plane you can put up
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Old 03-01-2009, 03:47 PM
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Thanks thats what I was thinking.
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Old 03-01-2009, 03:53 PM
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Would Graph Tech gear and wheel pants be a good choice? The gear now has a crack where it leaves the fuse.
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Old 03-01-2009, 03:57 PM
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Hers the picture of the crack.[sm=confused.gif]
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Old 03-01-2009, 04:55 PM
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ya i would change it soon. what you could do is get some small little screws (like the ones you use to hold down servos with) and put some into that landing gear to fix it. use some c.a. and they'll never come out. thats what i did on my piper cub to fix a crack. i also painted the heads of the screws yellow and you cant even see em hardly. wheel pants are a personal choice some dont like em, but i do.
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Old 03-01-2009, 06:11 PM
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I need to go ahead and get some while the getting is good, since Qui Que is going out of buis. I already have a extra cowl. I really hated to hear it, I really like his products.
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Old 03-01-2009, 11:09 PM
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If that was my gear, I'd first run some thin CA down into the crack a couple of times to fill it as deep in as possible, give that plenty of time to cure, then I'd take some medium or thick CA and force it into the crack like you would patch a hole in a wall. Once you get the crack filled, take the weight off the wheels to let the crack close up some. I personally wouldn't run any screws into it for fear it would weaken it more. It really isn't that bad yet. I hate to say it, because I love my Yaks and am a big fan of QQ's planes, but I think the fiberglass gear have always been a bit of a problem with his planes. Mine failed on about the second landing, and it wasn't hard or rough or anything, it just de-laminated and came apart like a bomb had gone off inside it, and I never was able to get them to replace it. I know a lot of guys did, but I couldn't.

That's a really nice looking plane. I'd be interested to hear how it flys with that three-bladed prop. Does it hover easier? Torque roll more stable?

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Old 03-02-2009, 09:42 AM
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I haven't had a chance to fly it yet, I just got it Sat. The weather here has been really crappy. Maybe in a few weeks we will be able to fly. I'm calling Qui Que today and try to get a new gear and wheel pants.
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Old 03-02-2009, 01:47 PM
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Called Qui Que today and no luck on parts so I called Chief Aircraft and they already have his inventory. That was quick. I really hate that a company like his with great service and aircraft is folding.
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