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PAD-LOK CONTROL SURFACE LOCK

$17.95/Each
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Part# 13-22700
MFR Model# LWS-113

Overview

The PAD-LOK by L W Spiro is a padded control surface lock that secures flaps, ailerons, elevators or rudder quickly, simply and safely! The soft foam pads compress to surface configuration and won’t damage the aircraft's surface or finish. The bright red UV resistant DayGlo polycarbonate disc won't fade, chip, or absorb water to ensure years of service under normal conditions.

The highly-visible bright red discs and vinyl coated orange nylon streamer stand out against the aircraft's surface as a reminder to the pilot of the need to remove the control surface lock during pre-flight safety inspections

. The PAD-LOK padded control surface lock measures approximately 4.25 inches in diameter by 1.25 inches thick and weighs about 3 ounces.

Reviews

Perfect for J3

Algoma S Verified Purchase

PAD-LOCK CONTROL SURFACE LOCK

June 17, 2021

Works as advertised and at a great price. I still have my original one from 4 years ago and have bought this as an additional gust lock since the other one still works well. I have it on my Cessna that sits outside 24/7 365 days a year in all weather and wind conditions.

John
August 15, 2020

Product as represented. Shipped timely. Should have ordered one more. We will see how well they hold up. Presently used on hangared aircraft.

Leroy F
July 5, 2019

Does the job. It would be better if it came with a piece of hose that the bolt inserts through as sometimes in heavier gust the bolts that it positioned inside the rudder hinge access and sometimes makes metal to metal contact.

Michael D Verified Purchase

PAD-LOCK CONTROL SURFACE LOCK

May 25, 2021

This is my second set. If your plane is tied down, exposed to the weather, you can expect about two years of useful life before the foam inserts begin to break down and break apart. In addition, the metal eye bolts and nuts will rust.

Marc E
July 21, 2020

Great design, love the padding, just wish it were a bit larger. Still allows some deflection in 30 knot winds. :( Stands out well, and easy to use.

Cris A
June 22, 2017

Easy to use and store. If you forget to remove it, you can still steer the aircraft.

Marine C Verified Purchase

PAD-LOCK CONTROL SURFACE LOCK

July 21, 2021

Good concept but on my Meyers 200, the gap on ailerons and elevator was not big enough for the bolt to fit without damage.

Joseph M
May 5, 2021

Too small, with no mechanical advantage. It won’t work on a tube and fabric rudder. I’m sure it will work Mich better on an metal rudder, however.

Glenn
May 13, 2018

The lock is unusable on the rudder of a piper Seneca. The bolt is too short for the thickness of the rudder.

Tom R
March 2, 2017

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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.

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