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Old 05-15-2017, 04:43 PM
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I use the Antisplat for my 9A. When the wind is howling.... I can lock the rudder before I even exit the plane. In the short time one has to walk back and do an external lock, the rudder can be slammed sideways and get dented by the elevator.
And I usually don't overlook things between my legs when I get ready to fly. I suppose that is common amongst fast airplane owners.
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Old 05-15-2017, 04:50 PM
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I am in agreement with the sentiment, but I have found that with the external rudder lock, it is immediately noticeable should one try to taxi with it in place - when the pedals don't move as you steer it is very obvious.
You would most likely be shocked at how many people actually taxi "A" models without moving the rudder, steering entirely with the brakes.
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Old 05-16-2017, 10:43 AM
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You would most likely be shocked at how many people actually taxi "A" models without moving the rudder, steering entirely with the brakes.
A practice likely supported by Rapco and other brake pad suppliers.
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Old 05-16-2017, 11:31 AM
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You would most likely be shocked at how many people actually taxi "A" models without moving the rudder, steering entirely with the brakes.
I guess it's hard for me to imagine how anybody could put their feet on the pedals and not immediately notice that they were locked, but I've over-estimated people before!

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Old 05-17-2017, 10:22 AM
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I guess it's hard for me to imagine how anybody could put their feet on the pedals and not immediately notice that they were locked, but I've over-estimated people before!

Chris
Even if one taxied using only brakes, and didn't notice during taxi that the control is locked, on an A model it is possible to include the rudder in the "controls free and correct" portion of the pre-takeoff/runup checklist...
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Default My rudder lock..

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Old 05-22-2017, 03:32 AM
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great Martin... simple, light and easy to store in Plane....

have you the "SPacer" on both Sides??

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Old 05-22-2017, 08:47 PM
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Okay, I gotta ask: the Hoser? Navy pilot who smacked the Air Force around (and I say that as the son of an Air Force man)? Joe Satrapa?
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Using 1" pvc pipe, I attached a T and made a big U using 2 90 elbows, applied a radius on the end to form fit over the rudder peddle tubing. Cut & sized the pipe length to fit from the rudder pedals to the spar.

Cost less than $5, and I will never forget to disarm it.

I stole the idea from other RVers several years ago.
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