No. Not ok in an airplane. In a tractor maybe. Tractors don't crash when their transmissions fail.Another question- Titan said the shaft the disintegrated bearing was on was damaged too, so the hardened surface of the shaft where it contacts the bearing was worn away. But instead of making a new shaft and having it hardened they somehow press fit the new bearing onto the shaft. Is that OK?
My plan was to hire Elliot Seguin to fly it fixed pitch to determine the best compromise pitch, but after reading the posts on here I realize that is not a reasonable option. So that would be a waste of time and money.You are going to fix it so this question is not really relevant, but did you have a pilot ok with flying it fixed pitch? Right off the bat, the pilot pool is going to be small to fly a plane like that without training. Someone qualified and willing to do unconventional things is rare in that group.
I've asked this question twice now and still haven't received an answer from the OP......Like others, I'm still baffled that you are taking this on at all... Why the hell isnt Titan (or the Mfg) on the hook for this gearbox issue? Seems to me this is just a matter of turning it back to them until its "right". What part of this story are we missing?
I think a review of that thread will help you understand. Titan is not a normal company. In this case it’s “ My employee made a mistake and caused your gearbox to fail. So I’ll sell you another one at a discount.” Absent here is any apology, by the way. Only by the grace of God did this problem occur in the pattern (twice) and this didn’t result in an off-field landing with the attendant damage and possible injuries. I have tried to just state facts and let people draw their own conclusions.More context here: Reflections on the 2nd anniversary of my ownership of a T-51