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Old 06-21-2018, 05:47 AM
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Has anyone ever had damage done on a taildragger?
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Old 07-02-2018, 08:33 PM
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thanks for all the advice. I just received the AntiSplat Gust Lock and tried it out. Seems pretty solid but I still plan to use the wire rudder gust lock (made a new one). I'm building a new rudder too.
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Old 07-03-2018, 10:33 AM
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thanks for all the advice. I just received the AntiSplat Gust Lock and tried it out. Seems pretty solid but I still plan to use the wire rudder gust lock (made a new one). I'm building a new rudder too.
...If you feel you still need something additional, you need to
adjust your ASA gust lock out another hole. It needs to fit tight
and load in place with considerable pressure on the little pedal.
This pressure should be at least 40 to 50 lbs. Thanks, Allan.
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Old 07-03-2018, 01:57 PM
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We now have about 2500 in service in RVs and this is not a problem.
So walking the flight line at OSH in a few weeks, I should see one of these in more than 1 out of every 4 RV's that I look at?
(not all 10,000 that have flown are still flying.....)
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Old 07-03-2018, 04:05 PM
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So walking the flight line at OSH in a few weeks, I should see one of these in more than 1 out of every 4 RV's that I look at?
(not all 10,000 that have flown are still flying.....)
. We manufacture parts, and gust locks for most all experimental aircraft as well as
a line of parts for many certified aircraft. We also manufacture parts and assemblies for
resale by other dealers Etc. Anti-Splat-Aero is a very small outlet as compared to our main
business. So please check all Cessna, Mooney, most Piper and some Beach as well, and
let us know if they are using their gust locks as they should be. If you see any problems
there, please write down the N numbers so we can contact them and offer our help. Wow!
What I would give to have your free time, and for your help with this, we are prepared to
offer you a substantial discount on the product of your choice. Thanks, Allan..

P.S. I did make a wording mistake in my post, it should have said gust locks in
service, with about 1350 in RVs. Still pretty good!..
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Old 07-03-2018, 06:48 PM
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P.S. I did make a wording mistake in my post, it should have said gust locks in
service, with about 1350 in RVs.
Ok.... correction noted.... I can expect to see one on every seventh.....
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Old 07-25-2018, 02:57 PM
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Never trusted the bent wire lock for the rudder. Have been flying for many years with small safety wire pliers and a roll of safety wire. I simply safety wire both sides of the rudder 'ears' just like the bent wire, only both sides. It is rigid and solid and doesn't put any stress on the control cables.

Care must be taken to remember to remove it - but then there is a control check in our checklist, right?

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