VansAirForceForums  
Home > VansAirForceForums

- POSTING RULES
- Donate yearly (please).
- Advertise in here!

- Today's Posts | Insert Pics


Go Back   VAF Forums > Main > RV General Discussion/News
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 06-12-2019, 08:06 AM
BH1166 BH1166 is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: Eatonton Georgia
Posts: 85
Default Gust Locks.... simple, small,lightweight, inexpensive

Shout out to those before me on the rudder lock design . Plane poop has a wonderful aileron/ elevator gust solution at a helluva good price . 😉

[IMG][/IMG]

[IMG][/IMG]
__________________
Butch
RV6A Purchased N72TX
2019 Dues Paid
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 06-12-2019, 12:48 PM
PerfTech's Avatar
PerfTech PerfTech is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Redlands, Ca.
Posts: 1,393
Default

...Exercise caution when using external gust locks! There have been many accidents
with mostly fatal results with people forgetting to remove them before take-off. I lost 3
very good friends from this mistake in two separate accidents. This is what happened
to Flavio and his wife (Owners of Flabob airport) that were killed on departure. This
was why I designed the "Ultimate Gust Lock" the way I did, as it installs prior to exiting,
and virtually eliminates forgetting to remove it before take-off. Important to me!
Thanks, Allan...
__________________
Allan Nimmo
AntiSplatAero.com
Innovative Aircraft Safety
Products, Tools & Services
Info@AntiSplatAero.com
Southern California (KREI)
RV-9A / Edge-540
(909) 824-1020
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-12-2019, 01:26 PM
SmilingJack's Avatar
SmilingJack SmilingJack is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Naples,FL
Posts: 1,045
Default

Butch,

I like the internal stick gust lock - Do you think it would work on an Infinity Grip?

I use AirGizmoís and since my straps started to deteriorate I had to get new straps. The new oneís seem too thin and donít hold as well and slip.

Gust Lock ideaís are great, but when you try to contact vendors - AirGizmos or Anit-Splat no one seems to answer emails.

It seems these day many vendors have emails, but donít check them often.
__________________
John Mastro
RV-8
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-12-2019, 01:27 PM
MS19087's Avatar
MS19087 MS19087 is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: West Chester, PA
Posts: 597
Default Alan . . .

Quote:
Originally Posted by PerfTech View Post
...Exercise caution when using external gust locks! There have been many accidents
with mostly fatal results with people forgetting to remove them before take-off. I lost 3
very good friends from this mistake in two separate accidents. This is what happened
to Flavio and his wife (Owners of Flabob airport) that were killed on departure. This
was why I designed the "Ultimate Gust Lock" the way I did, as it installs prior to exiting,
and virtually eliminates forgetting to remove it before take-off. Important to me!
Thanks, Allan...
Any update on RV-14 Gust Locks?
__________________
Mark
RV-9A; N91RV Sold
RV-14A; building
2019 =VAF= donor
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06-12-2019, 01:42 PM
rightrudder rightrudder is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Laguna Hills, CA
Posts: 1,735
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by PerfTech View Post
...Exercise caution when using external gust locks! There have been many accidents
with mostly fatal results with people forgetting to remove them before take-off. I lost 3
very good friends from this mistake in two separate accidents. This is what happened
to Flavio and his wife (Owners of Flabob airport) that were killed on departure. This
was why I designed the "Ultimate Gust Lock" the way I did, as it installs prior to exiting,
and virtually eliminates forgetting to remove it before take-off. Important to me!
Thanks, Allan...
Yes!! Impossible to forget removal when it ties the stick to the rudder pedals. Even though I always do the "free and correct" check, external gust locks give me the willies.
__________________
Doug
RV-9A "slider"
Flew to Osh in 2017, 2018 & 2019!
Tail number N427DK
Donation made for 2019
You haven't seen a tree until you've seen its shadow from the sky -- Amelia Earhart
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 06-12-2019, 02:25 PM
ronschreck's Avatar
ronschreck ronschreck is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Gold Hill Airpark (NC25), NC
Posts: 1,481
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BH1166 View Post
Shout out to those before me on the rudder lock design . Plane poop has a wonderful aileron/ elevator gust solution at a helluva good price . 😉

[IMG][/IMG]

[IMG][/IMG]
I wouldn't think that these puny gust locks would stand a chance in Kansas winds. Here are my tie down rings after enduring winds at 38 knots gusting to 45.


__________________
Ron Schreck
IAC Director and National Judge
Contest Director, IAC Nationals 2019
RV-8, "Miss Izzy", 2200+ RV Hours
Track Me *** Gold Hill Airpark (NC25)
VAF 2020 Donor
"Flying makes me feel like a sex maniac in a whorehouse with a stack of $20 bills."ó Pancho Barnes
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 06-12-2019, 02:32 PM
PerfTech's Avatar
PerfTech PerfTech is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Redlands, Ca.
Posts: 1,393
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SmilingJack View Post
Butch,

I like the internal stick gust lock - Do you think it would work on an Infinity Grip?

I use AirGizmoís and since my straps started to deteriorate I had to get new straps. The new oneís seem too thin and donít hold as well and slip.

Gust Lock ideaís are great, but when you try to contact vendors - AirGizmos or Anit-Splat no one seems to answer emails.

It seems these day many vendors have emails, but donít check them often.
Ö.Wow! Never had anyone say that before! Two of us answer about fifty E-Mails
every day, and all telephone calls M thru F 8 to 5 are answered by me or James.
Also most people have our cell phone numbers if they need assistance on a
weekend. Just call (909) 824-1020 Thanks, Allan..
__________________
Allan Nimmo
AntiSplatAero.com
Innovative Aircraft Safety
Products, Tools & Services
Info@AntiSplatAero.com
Southern California (KREI)
RV-9A / Edge-540
(909) 824-1020
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 06-12-2019, 02:55 PM
woxofswa woxofswa is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Mesa Arizona
Posts: 572
Default

I am very happy with these. Not the easiest to put-on/take off but they hold great whilst still providing a little flex so the foils themselves don’t warp.
They’re all internal so no way you can miss them on preflight. Even if you took off with the stick shocks installed you could still fly it (not recommended.)

https://m.aircraftspruce.com/catalog...rs05-11899.php
__________________
Myron Nelson
Mesa, AZ
N24EV
RV-10 BPE, Dynon, Airflow systems A/C
First flight May 10, 2014
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 06-12-2019, 03:06 PM
SmilingJack's Avatar
SmilingJack SmilingJack is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Naples,FL
Posts: 1,045
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by PerfTech View Post
Ö.Wow! Never had anyone say that before! Two of us answer about fifty E-Mails
every day, and all telephone calls M thru F 8 to 5 are answered by me or James.
Also most people have our cell phone numbers if they need assistance on a
weekend. Just call (909) 824-1020 Thanks, Allan..
Iíll call you.
__________________
John Mastro
RV-8
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 06-12-2019, 03:27 PM
PerfTech's Avatar
PerfTech PerfTech is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Redlands, Ca.
Posts: 1,393
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by woxofswa View Post
I am very happy with these. Not the easiest to put-on/take off
https://m.aircraftspruce.com/catalog...rs05-11899.php
Ö..These things are heavy, awkward, hard to store, too complicated, too many
pieces to install Etc. They look like some sort of belly buster/thigh master combo
exercise equipment that gets sold at the yard sale for a buck after you gave up
on trying to use it. Nothing about this says "Airplane". Just my opinion! Thanks, Allan..
__________________
Allan Nimmo
AntiSplatAero.com
Innovative Aircraft Safety
Products, Tools & Services
Info@AntiSplatAero.com
Southern California (KREI)
RV-9A / Edge-540
(909) 824-1020
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:04 AM.


The VAFForums come to you courtesy Delta Romeo, LLC. By viewing and participating in them you agree to build your plane using standardized methods and practices and to fly it safely and in accordance with the laws governing the country you are located in.