One of our club members has/had a U can do. The tail came off in flight and
needless to say the plane was inthe can when I arrived this evening. Have any
of you guys heard of any problems with the tail on this plane? Eddie Fulmer
In the instructions it warns you to make sure that the stab bolts
remain tight after flying and if you don't intend to remove the stab
assembly, glue it on. On mine the LG bolts came loose on the first
flight and I lost the gear in flight. Bellied in, no damage, loctite
solved the prolem. Apparently the t-nuts are not pulled in tightly
during factory assembly and the vibration loosens things on the first
few flights. Also I would recommend lining the inside of the cowl with
another coat of glass 'cause it is quite flimsy. I have a YS91AC/16-6
in mine and really enjoy the way it flies.
> One of our club members has/had a U can do. The tail came off in flight and
> needless to say the plane was inthe can when I arrived this evening. Have any
> of you guys heard of any problems with the tail on this plane? Eddie Fulmer
A guy in our club, must have broken off his landing gear 5 times in one day
on his U-CAN-DO. The part of the gear that bolts on to the fuse is so
narrow that it just snaps nylon bolts. And then the wheels go through the
bottom of the wing.
In this case (U-CAN-DO 3D 60-91 size) the stab is attached with two
6-32 capscrews into a couple of t-nuts. And in my case they were loose
after the first couple of flights...can you say loctite.