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AIRGIZMOS UNIVERSAL GUST LOCK

$37.50/Each
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Part# 13-06139
MFR Model# AC2

Overview

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.

Reviews

Perfect for a j3 with no internal control lock

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AIRGIZMOS UNIVERSAL GUST LOCK

June 17, 2021

I have been looking for years for a suitable rudder lock for my RV8 and this product has solved my rudder lock problem perfectly. I would highly recommend this. Easy to use, great non-slip surface which has yet to scratch my paint and ensures that my rudder stays locked when the plane is tied down outside. The bright red flag makes it impossible to miss on a walk around, so for me there is no chance of taking off with it still engaged. Thank you Airgizmos for another elegant solution.

Rob
December 17, 2020

Just received these gust locks well built easy to put on and take off, work well so far very light weight and the long strap is good signal they are on. i have them on ailerons and tail feathers of my maule.

Jim S
November 13, 2020

I have been using these for about a year now and I am very satisfied.

Tom G
June 3, 2013

Awesome and well built. A tad uncertain as to how well the lock mechanism will hold, it doesn’t seem to lock up as tightly as expected, so I’m holding off on giving them 5 stars... but to be honest, they are holding well so far and I’ve had them on through 3 days of winds gusting in the 40 range.

Chris
October 3, 2020

So glad to have this after installing G5s, regular control lock doesnt fit. Not 5 stars since it came with the strap 90 degrees off, and had to be popped open and snapped back with great difficulty. I got it off and took to my young mechanic to get it snapped back together.

Shairrie V
January 16, 2019

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.

Brendon
December 30, 2015

Hey Bob, look in Accessories..they DO have the replacement straps.for the locks...or so it says...Cheers!

Howard B
June 2, 2013

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!!!

Bob D
February 28, 2013

They hold the rudder securely, even in very windy conditions. However: tightening the strap to secure it onto the aircraft after flight is often a bit fiddly (it is hard to get the length between the halves just right while securing it). Removing it for flight is a breeze though. But mine lasted less than a year before the strap literally disintegrated in the sun, and I found the two halves lying on the ground with the strap broken. Granted, Hawaiis tropical heat and salt air is hard on everything, but other places also have harsh conditions, and you wouldnt use something like this on an aircraft thats hangared. For something costing more than $30, it should last a couple of years. I have other things with straps (like tiedowns), whose straps lasted in the same conditions for over a decade. I gave it 3 stars because, while it lasted, it was really effective.

Claudio F
September 7, 2021

Q&A

Please note, Aircraft Spruce's personnel are not certified aircraft mechanics and can only provide general support and ideas, which should not be relied upon or implemented in lieu of consulting an A&P or other qualified technician. Aircraft Spruce assumes no responsibility or liability for any issue or problem which may arise from any repair, modification or other work done from this knowledge base. Any product eligibility information provided here is based on general application guides and we recommend always referring to your specific aircraft parts manual, the parts manufacturer or consulting with a qualified mechanic.

Q: 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.

Q: 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.

Q: Can the orientation of the strap be rotated on the Airgizmos Gust Lock so that the locks are horizontal when used as a rudder lock?

The strap orientation cannot be rotated.

Q: Will these Airgizmos Gust Locks work for a 1979 cessna 182Q?

These gust locks are not aircraft specific but they should work fine. They fit most general aviation aircraft and the Cessna 182 is a common model and should be a good fit for these locks.

Q: Does it come in pair or you need to buy for one airplane?

No, these come as two halves as pictured.

Q: Will this Airgizmos Universal Gust Lock work on a Mooney M20C?

This is universal and should work fine with the Mooney M20C.

Q: Do gust locks like this require FAA approval for use? I could not find anything in the FAR. Was there some kind of FAA certification on these?

We do not believe they would as they are not used while the aircraft is in use, like pitot covers, or cowl plugs. However, we always recommend confirming with an A&P whenever using or installing any item to a certified aircraft.

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