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Old 03-05-2018, 09:49 PM
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I'm close to the decision point on ordering QB wings which was my original intention. I will be interested in your opinion, once your rebuild is completed, for an estimate of the time you have invested in this effort. I'm not sure I need the extra eight gallons but I know I will not need leaks and other issues to deal with in the future due to poor workmanship in QB wings. That being said, I have found the workmanship on my QB fuselage to be quite good.
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Old 03-06-2018, 04:16 AM
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As I mentioned before , I was apprehensive of the quick build tanks. Way to many reports of leaks developing after a couple years of use. I found no signs of preparation of the sealing/mating surfaces. They probably wiped them down though. Hated what I found when I opened them up. Much worse than I expected. The extra 8 gallons, p4 gallons per side, will give about 1.3 hours of flight time at cruise should one fill the tanks completely. The ER tanks would be much easier to build from scratch IMHO. Iíll be keeping track of hours spent from start to finish along with a materials needed and money spent on this project.
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I just got directed to this thread from another thread on QB tanks. What kind of gage are you using for yur fuel tanks? The reason I ask is that on my airplane with a G-900X panel, the tanks settings are defaulted into the setup. I don't know if it would be possible to reflect additional capacity without hacking the setup program.

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Old 10-21-2019, 06:27 AM
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I just got directed to this thread from another thread on QB tanks. What kind of gage are you using for yur fuel tanks? The reason I ask is that on my airplane with a G-900X panel, the tanks settings are defaulted into the setup. I don't know if it would be possible to reflect additional capacity without hacking the setup program.

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I have the G3X setup and will set the points every 2 gallons when I calibrate. I am using the float system this time so the readings will be accurate no matter what fuel I am using, 100 LL or mogas. I used Princeton probes with the G3X in my RV-10 and calibrated with 100 LL. When I filled with Mogas, or a mix with 100 LL, the readings were no longer accurate. I am not familiar with the G-900 but will assume that you can get into the settings to calibrate your fuel tanks similiar to the G3X. ?
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Old 10-21-2019, 08:05 PM
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Thanks for making your build documentation available to us.

Looks like Van's has a genuine QC problem in the Philippines and the person - persons who built these wings should be fired - and his/her supervisors as well. This kind of shoddy workmanship could kill someone.

Van's needs to investigate this and make appropriate changes - maybe needs some QC at Van's after receiving the completed? wings.
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Thanks for making your build documentation available to us.

Looks like Van's has a genuine QC problem in the Philippines and the person - persons who built these wings should be fired - and his/her supervisors as well. This kind of shoddy workmanship could kill someone.

Van's needs to investigate this and make appropriate changes - maybe needs some QC at Van's after receiving the completed? wings.
Building your tanks isn't that big of a deal. Just [/b]DO NOT[/b] use MEK or any other solvent to clean the top of your tanks. Let the proseal dry and sand off any excess. Solvents will penetrate the MEK and cause leaks later on.
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