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    Wing Service

    Does anyone know the frequency of the Wing Service??
    and the average cost

    Is it X amount of hours,
    Of X Amount of Years,
    or combination of both?

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    Re: Wing Service

    a q2 wing on a quassar is 500 hours.
    put the same wing on a quantum with the same engine and it is 300 hours......work that one out coz i'm daMED if i know the answer
    come on does anyone know the trick to this question
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    Re: Wing Service

    The Quik is 300 hours too. I think that most newer wings seem to have a 300 hour wing service interval, probably because of the accelerated wear and tear from operating at higher loadings.

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    Re: Wing Service

    My Wing is on about 450 now,
    There is a noted in the last log book, at 328 Hours, Stating : Wing strip and rebuild at Mainair factory...
    That is just over 100 hours, However it was 12 years ago...
    Its a Flash 2a Wing....


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    Re: Wing Service

    I found out today, That it is recommended for a wing service, every 4 years..
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    Re: Wing Service

    think of it this way,if something goes wrong with the trike it all goes tits up when you come in to land at 40mph and 1 inch from the ground.
    if something goes tits up with the wing ? it's the only thing keeping you up there ! an anual permit inspection only goes so far.......

    but another question.........are you allowed to do your own wing strip ? or does it have to be a permitter ?
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    Re: Wing Service

    It's a microlight, it fly's on a "permit to fly" you are allowed to strip and inspect your own wing.
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    According to the Quik handbook the wing should be serviced by factory, according to Rob McKellar, my inspector, he could do this.

    To make sure, I called the Technical Office who cogitated all day, CAA style, then called back only to advise I refer the question back to the manufacturer...

    Some might have regarded that as a pathetic cop-out by a member support organisation?

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    C'mon Kev... No posts on the thread for over a year and you bring it back to life to have a go at the BMAA?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Moss View Post
    C'mon Kev... No posts on the thread for over a year and you bring it back to life to have a go at the BMAA?
    Hi Rick
    It's the final straw that made me walk away from flying for a while to think, so it's a particularly raw nerve mate.
    If you ever go into Beverley have a natter with Rob about it, he'll confirm it all as true.

    Time was you could chat and come away having gained from the call, now it is exactly like those edgy, arms- length conversations you have with CAA licensing, when half of them are so confused by the mass of rules and conflicts they always consult before calling you back.

    I really like Al Payne but even he was forced to adopt the same tack. Not a go at Al, who is a diamond feller, but the way he and the rest are being run in such an ****-covering manner.

    Quick wing service is four years or 500 hours if I recall correctly, they are highly loaded and can rub grooves into the tubes from the undersurface battens, apparently.

    Quiks are sensitive to incorrect assembly, particularly on the leading edge padding, get tucks in it and the speed loss can be quite a lot

    Cheers

    Kev


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