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kearney



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 12:33 pm    Post subject: QB Wing Question Reply with quote

Hi

I am slowing inching towards getting another -10 kit so that I don't have any more free time on my hands or a life for that matter.

As it turns out the QB wings I purchased a few years back have had a number of weeping rivets that are quite a pain. As I am unsure as to whether or not I want to build my wings. I thought it prudent to ask if the QB wing quality has improved over the past few years. I am certainly not impressed with how my tanks were sealed!

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 2:39 pm    Post subject: Re: QB Wing Question Reply with quote

I suspect it's hit and miss, e.g., there used to be a worse-than average record for cars built on a Monday (presumably the workers were all hung over).
My QB kit picked up March 2008, so far no leaks. I did nothing special.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 3:49 pm    Post subject: QB Wing Question Reply with quote

No weeping rivets on my QB wings purchased in 2004-5. Van replaced Both my fuel tanks due to leaks.

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On Feb 11, 2017, at 3:33 PM, kearney <kearney(at)shaw.ca> wrote:



Hi

I am slowing inching towards getting another -10 kit so that I don't have any more free time on my hands or a life for that matter.

As it turns out the QB wings I purchased a few years back have had a number of weeping rivets that are quite a pain. As I am unsure as to whether or not I want to build my wings. I thought it prudent to ask if the QB wing quality has improved over the past few years. I am certainly not impressed with how my tanks were sealed!

Cheers

Les




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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 4:02 pm    Post subject: QB Wing Question Reply with quote

I never had any weeping rivets but one of my seams wasn't sealed properly and I had to cut open the tank after it was installed to fix.
I did repair a QB RV-10 fuselage where there was an area of about 15" by 48" that over lapped. They hadn't even removed the plastic coating sheet where it overlapped. That said, on my RV-10 they did a nice job on the riveting.

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I suspect it's hit and miss, e.g., there used to be a worse-than average record for cars built on a Monday (presumably the workers were all hung over).
My QB kit picked up March 2008, so far no leaks. I did nothing special.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 4:39 pm    Post subject: QB Wing Question Reply with quote

My QB-Wings of circa Oct 2010 were right after the Manila facility was
re-located. No problem so far with the tanks, although they did apply a
god-awful amount of Pro-seal on the outside. My flaps and aileron
trailing edges were awful. They had used something to squeeze the rivets
instead of doing the double flush riveting the plans called for.
Substantially dented the skins on the underside. Vans replaced them with
a set that were only half as bad, but still done wrong.
My fuselage was bad as well. The dimpled skins were riveted to the
longerons without any countersinking on the longerons. I had to drill
out all of those rivets, remove the longerons, countersink and
reassemble. Not to mention the longeron in front of the baggage door was
not cut to length, nor were those behind the baggage compartment.
Lots of fun cutting longeron without nicking the skin it is riveted to.

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I never had any weeping rivets but one of my seams wasn't sealed properly and I had to cut open the tank after it was installed to fix.
I did repair a QB RV-10 fuselage where there was an area of about 15" by 48" that over lapped. They hadn't even removed the plastic coating sheet where it overlapped. That said, on my RV-10 they did a nice job on the riveting.

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> I suspect it's hit and miss, e.g., there used to be a worse-than average record for cars built on a Monday (presumably the workers were all hung over).
> My QB kit picked up March 2008, so far no leaks. I did nothing special.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 5:55 pm    Post subject: QB Wing Question Reply with quote

My wings were built in 05 and so far, no weeping rivets except on the top where people stepped too often (I put the wing walk too far forward). Fixed those with green locktite.

I am just finishing up my RV8 QB wings that were built last year. They were done superbly and I just leak checked them over the past 24 hours with no leaks! So I would say that their QC on the QB kits these days is very good.

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On Feb 11, 2017, at 2:33 PM, kearney <kearney(at)shaw.ca> wrote:



Hi

I am slowing inching towards getting another -10 kit so that I don't have any more free time on my hands or a life for that matter.

As it turns out the QB wings I purchased a few years back have had a number of weeping rivets that are quite a pain. As I am unsure as to whether or not I want to build my wings. I thought it prudent to ask if the QB wing quality has improved over the past few years. I am certainly not impressed with how my tanks were sealed!

Cheers

Les




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