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A2022
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Re: a couple printed widgets

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3 hole elevator gust lock, metal web. rigging went well. I can install this gust lock in 33 seconds at a relaxed speed. I believe I could take 5 seconds off this if I had left 2-3 inches of web sticking below the lower left gust lock. I think I'll remake that web and try it and see if I can get to 28 seconds. Overall, it works very well and the anti-chaff Teflon tape on the web leading edge shows no distress so I think it will be fine. this gust lock method is just another option. good for those that don't have much gap between the fairing and the elevator horn. I will continue to use my fully plastic version because it is lighter and more compact but I believe this metal web version could withstand higher loads. the web width for these = 2.35 inch of .032 6061 alum sheet.

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Steve Melton
RV9A, O-320, Dual impulse slick mags, CHT 330F, EGT 1300F, Oil pressure = 65 psi, 1000+ hours for all
https://www.rvplasticparts.com/

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Re: a couple printed widgets

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RV6 Rudder gust lock... a couple of folks have recently asked about a RV6 rudder gust lock. I made one a couple years ago for someone in Texas. I'll add this one, but you will need to measure the rudder trailing edge where the gust lock will rest.


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RV9A, O-320, Dual impulse slick mags, CHT 330F, EGT 1300F, Oil pressure = 65 psi, 1000+ hours for all
https://www.rvplasticparts.com/

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Re: a couple printed widgets

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3 hole elevator gust lock, metal web. left side metal web extended thru to ease installation. I gained 3 seconds on the install time by doing this. install time down to 30 seconds. good to go.

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Steve Melton
RV9A, O-320, Dual impulse slick mags, CHT 330F, EGT 1300F, Oil pressure = 65 psi, 1000+ hours for all
https://www.rvplasticparts.com/

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