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Old 06-14-2019, 09:13 AM
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Loop the line around the two inboard elevator hinges. I use a 2” or so piece of heat shrink on the end of the lines to make it easy to fish up around the hinge. Tie with a bowline knot - not a slip knot. That way they are easy to untie.

After the lines are on, use the pilot seat belt wrapped around the stick to secure the elevators up and to keep the line off the bottom of the elevators. Then secure the rudder.

The belt around the stick also restricts aileron movement.

Again, avoid the temptation to use bungee cords.

Carl
I've tried a lot of things over the years, and what I find best for weight/security/cost/safety is to just tie the stick back with the seat belt and use tie down rope to secure the rudder via the horns (in addition to the tailwheel spring). But I like what Carl has done with the rope over the edge of the rudder. Very light and effective connecting out there at the far edge. I'll have to experiment with that. Agree on the bungees. Must be a no-slack connection.
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Old 06-14-2019, 09:20 AM
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Hi Allan,

I watched your video on the gust lock, and itís seems to work only when the stick is perpendicular to the pedals (if you know what I mean). Or maybe at a tangent to the point of rotation of the lock on the pedals (if that makes any more sense). If the stick was full back (I.e. for a taildragger) I take it the gust lock would not work?

Is there anyway to mount the bracket on the stick end at a different angle to allow for full back stick? (Or provide 2 holes in it and a pin and you can set it up for your aircraft)

Thank you!
Ö We have several hundred in service on tail draggers, and they are all working
fine, so I don't really see what you want different. If you want the elevator in
the full up position it would require a modification to the stick saddle, but can
be done without too much trouble. Just let us know if we can help solve this
for you. Thanks, Allan...
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Old 06-14-2019, 04:17 PM
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... Then I found that nobody
uses the Van's original stick ...
I use the original stick! Are you going to release two versions?
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Old 06-14-2019, 05:34 PM
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Ö We have several hundred in service on tail draggers, and they are all working
fine, so I don't really see what you want different. If you want the elevator in
the full up position it would require a modification to the stick saddle, but can
be done without too much trouble. Just let us know if we can help solve this
for you. Thanks, Allan...
I have an RV9. Bought Alanís gust lock. Had trouble making it work. Alan called me on Face Time and walked me through it. Turns out the problem was me, not the device. Alan stayed with me until I got it working as advertised. Works fine for a taildragger.
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Old 06-14-2019, 07:03 PM
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Default RV-10 Gust Lock

Here's mine. No moving parts, weighs 10oz. Works great and can't easily be forgotten. The fork engages the rudder pedals, push them both to tension the cables, then slide the round tube over the knob on the seat pan bulkhead and release. Velcro the stick into the rounded cradle and it's done.




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Old 06-14-2019, 07:38 PM
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Ö We have several hundred in service on tail draggers, and they are all working
fine, so I don't really see what you want different. If you want the elevator in
the full up position it would require a modification to the stick saddle, but can
be done without too much trouble. Just let us know if we can help solve this
for you. Thanks, Allan...
Thanks Alan,

Iíve only ever left a taildragger with the elevator full up - since the wing and tail is in a flying position when parked. Itís this not a normal thing???
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Old 06-17-2019, 10:36 AM
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Thanks Alan,

Iíve only ever left a taildragger with the elevator full up - since the wing and tail is in a flying position when parked. Itís this not a normal thing???
Ö I guess you are correct, it's just the first time anyone has asked us about this
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Thanks Alan,

Iíve only ever left a taildragger with the elevator full up - since the wing and tail is in a flying position when parked. Itís this not a normal thing???
It's the normal and usual thing. Good unless the wind is blowing from behind the airplane and if the tail is not tied down
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