I do hope Cirrus will slow down and do a better Quality Control. Cirrus can save money by having less things to fix. Quality Control must be100%.
Here is something that I just received today, I think it is important enough for all you lucky guys/gals that have a real airplane to be aware. This happen in a SR20: While preparing for a takeoff the pilot checked the flight controls and found the elevator down authority could not be achieved using normal control pressure. He taxied back (smart guy) and had the repair shop check it out. The A&P found the elevator control was binding in the pitch trim cartridge assembly. It was caused by foreign object intrusion ( a single cotter pin tailing ( the end that was cut and flew away ) entered through the cutout opening for the pitch trim cartridge ) into the pitch trim cartridge. When checking the flight controls do take each to the stops, how it feels when you hit the stop is also part of the check, if it feels different there is a problem.
I donÂ’t think we are starting a trend of problems but we all can help by doing a very good pre-flight and post-flight. We do thank Cirrus for doing a great job in the Cirrus family of fine aircraftÂ’s but take your time and do it correct the first time. After you do a great pre-flight go and have a great Cirrus day.