If you fly for very long you will quickly realize the importance of locking your control surfaces when leaving the plane outdoors. Finally we have a solution. The AirGizmos Gust Locks are designed to quickly lock virtually any control surface securely. Its bright color and integrated flag reminds you to remove before flight. The rubber cushions ensure that your finish will be protected. They are lightweight and portable. Perfect for carrying in the plane wherever you go.
I have found these gust locks do the job as advertised. I had heard of them becoming loose in windy conditions but I have never experienced this and mine have held in some terrible conditions. Like Robert I am disappointed in the life of the straps, they just fell to pieces. Being in Australia I try to purchase all my supplies from one place to keep the shipping charges down but I see A/Spruce do not stock the replacement straps for these locks, disappointing!!!
Hey Bob, look in Accessories..they DO have the replacement straps.for the locks...or so it says...Cheers!
I have been using these for about a year now and I am very satisfied.
I would give this lock 5 stars if the fabric was stronger. It rots and brakes in just a few months when used in the weather and sun.
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These are good for light use applications. Once you figure out how to take all slack out they clamp like nothing else. However, in our application with a large membership and multiple flights this has proven to not be made for heavier use. We purchased 3 of these for 3 different C-152's (rudder applications)and all have failed within a year. Total use between the 3 aircraft was about 650 hours. The plastic clamps have broken and the webbing, as stated, breaks down quickly. Not saying that it's a bad product. I just would not recommend this item for heavier use.
Agree with the other comments, and would add that the lock has a tendency to come off in rain/mist. I do have fabric control surfaces, though, which makes things more slippery. With that all said, I am reordering 2 new ones right now after the last 2 broke because of wear. Those lasted me two years.
I see these are universal. Will these AirGizmos gust locks work well installing on C-152 and C-172 rudders?
Yes, these are universal and will work great with the aircraft you mentioned.
Will the AirGizmos Universal Gust Lock (part # 13-06139) work on a RV rudder?
Per AirGizmos: Yes, this will work on an RV rudder just fine. The best place to install this is at the top at the counterweight. On an RV-10 you may need a step stool to reach that high.
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