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Old 02-25-2019, 05:53 PM
falcon900guy falcon900guy is offline
 
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Default gust lock for rudder

is there a suggested rudder gust lock that works well? i know anti splat has one but i have control approach pedals and probably won't work.

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Old 02-25-2019, 07:31 PM
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I bought an antisplat one for my buddy’s RV-10 when I was flyingthat. Worked great but since my stick was covered in leather I had to come up with something different.

I made one based on Greg’s drawings. http://www.nwacaptain.com/rudder_lock.html

I only did the rudder lock. Haven’t attempted the aileron lock yet which looks more challenging.
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Old 02-25-2019, 08:51 PM
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Like many others, I have adapted the Bogart tow bar to push forward on both pedals, held down by a seat belt. I carry the tow bar anyway so no extra weight. As a bonus, locks the elevator and ailerons at the same time.

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Old 02-26-2019, 04:33 AM
Electrogunner Electrogunner is offline
 
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Default Anti splat

Seems the antisplat gust lock could be modified for the control approach pedals. It's a simple device that works very well. I like being able to install it before even leaving the cabin. Doesn't take long for a gust of wind to damage a rudder on a 10.
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Old 02-26-2019, 06:34 AM
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Found a few pictures of what I did. Pretty simple really.



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Old 02-26-2019, 07:21 AM
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Nice but that is definitely a remove before flight item!
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Old 02-26-2019, 08:49 AM
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Found a few pictures of what I did. Pretty simple really.



I had a similar setup but not as beefy on my RV7A. It worked well until on one trip that I had parked it and did not check on it on a daily bases. When I returned the wind had messed it up and I had a pretty good ding in my rudder. I end up making another one, only this time put a nut on the studs so it can not work itself up which happened to the first one.
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Old 02-26-2019, 09:02 AM
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Nice but that is definitely a remove before flight item!
That's true, but on the ground since your rudder pedals would be stiff as a 2x4 and you could only steer with differential braking, you'd be well within the clueless category.

On my -7A, I use a 1/4" rod in a modified inverted u-shape held down with a bungee cord wrapped around the tie down ring a couple of times to keep the rod from working its way out when the wind blows.
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Old 02-26-2019, 09:02 AM
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I'm going to see how these hitch pins work. If they don't work well then I'll drill them out and put those pull pin things in them and put little 'remove before flight' tags on them.
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Old 02-26-2019, 09:04 AM
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I have one of these and really like it:

https://www.wildblueinnovations.com/...er-System.html

No affiliation, just a happy customer. Easy to put in while you're still in the plane, next to impossible to forget to remove before flight.
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