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Old 06-23-2018, 07:24 PM
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Default Rudder lock

A piece of aluminum angle, some foam padding and some white line.

The line goes through the elevator leading edge cutout for the journal bearings, back down and tied with a Bowline knot. The elevators and ailerons get secured with the pilot seat belt around the stick.


This has keep the rudder locked and secured in all types of weather.

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Old 06-24-2018, 08:04 AM
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Default Air gizmo

Contact the company, they replaced a 8 year old 496 panel mount for me for free when the locking tab broke.
Excellent company.
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Old 06-25-2018, 05:51 AM
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Airgizmo gust locks:
I also had that problem a number of years ago. I bought them in approximately 2009. I talked to them at KOSH about it several years later when I had the problem. They told me that they had changed the material used to make the webbing and replaced mine at no charge. They have been good since. Wish I had exact dates.
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Old 06-25-2018, 08:29 AM
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I bought a set of these a few months ago and like others am not impressed. I can't vouch for the webbing one way or the other, but the way they "lock" is loose and unreliable. I may try to replace the webbing and lock or just build my own. They have a good idea, but poorly executed IMO.
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Old 06-25-2018, 08:41 AM
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Default Ultimate Gust Lock

Best money I ever spent. One item locks all controls in all directions before you get out of the plane.

From Antisplataero.com

check it out.
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Old 06-25-2018, 10:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Lenny Iszak View Post
A couple of years ago I spoke to the AirGizmos guys at OSH. I complained about the deteriorating webbing issue, and also the plastic locking thingy didn't hold the webbing in place properly. They had me bring the gust locks to his booth and replaced both webbing and the plastic thingy with a slightly redesigned locking mechanism, gratis. All is well since then. They are much easier to install and hold tighter. Give them a call they might just replace yours too, or better yet, bring them to OSH

Lenny
I did the same. btw, one of the principals of the company is a RV-10 builder. I haven't talked to them in a couple years, so I don't know if it's flying yet.
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Old 07-30-2018, 11:24 AM
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I emailed the Airgizmos guys and they just sent me the overhaul kit for the gust lock. It includes new webbing and a new cam lock.

Stand-up guys! I really appreciate it.

They mentioned that old webbing was the same material, but did not get a specified UV protective treatment. Hope this one holds up better.
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Old 07-30-2018, 05:09 PM
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The problem I had with the Airgizmo control locks is that they didnít work. I could pull them apart, after being locked down, with my hands and Iím not that strong. When I put them on my airplane, I could just wiggle the trailing edge of the elevator and they would loosen right up without much force or effort. I returned them to ACS where I bought them for a refund at OSH this year. I made my own locks, like I did on my first two airplanes and they work great.

On a windy gusty day your control surfaces are going to try to flap around a lot. The Airgizmo locks didnít hold mine at all.
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