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Thread: Gust Lock

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    SLagonia Guest

    Gust Lock

    Does anyone know of a supplier for a gust lock that attaches to the hole in the yoke - for a Cessna??

    Thanks

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    CraigH Guest
    www.gustlock.com

    A little on the expensive side though.

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    smoothflyin88 Guest
    Ebay might be your best bet

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    Sal,

    If you have the parts manual (I'm assuming that this is for your Cardinal) then you can look up the part number and see if CessnaParts.com has it. It should be a common item.

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    Fisherman Guest
    Can't you go to the welding yard and get a piece of stainless rod of the same diameter and a hacksaw and make one?

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    roundrocktom Guest
    Originally posted by Fisherman
    Can't you go to the welding yard and get a piece of stainless rod of the same diameter and a hacksaw and make one?
    You got a STC on that?

    One of the NTSB reports dealt with a pilot who departed... with a "non compliant" gust lock still in place. I keep wondering how to you miss that during a preflight inspection... simple, don't do a preflight.

    Very least... I'd attach a BIG RED FLAG to it...

    Tom

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    Originally posted by roundrocktom
    Very least... I'd attach a BIG RED FLAG to it...
    I like the ones that actually cover the ignition so that you can't even insert the key without removing the gust lock.

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    Fisherman Guest
    Originally posted by roundrocktom
    You got a STC on that?

    One of the NTSB reports dealt with a pilot who departed... with a "non compliant" gust lock still in place. I keep wondering how to you miss that during a preflight inspection... simple, don't do a preflight.

    Very least... I'd attach a BIG RED FLAG to it...

    Tom
    Sure! Just put it in the vise and duplicate it exactly and attach the big red aluminum placard. unnngggghhhh... Tools! Mmmm! grunt grunt grunt

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    Hawk233 Guest
    Looping a seatbelt around the yoke also works well. It has the added advantage of not costing anything.

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    CraigH Guest
    Originally posted by Hawk233
    Looping a seatbelt around the yoke also works well. It has the added advantage of not costing anything.
    . . . and you don't stand much chance of leaving it in place when you get ready to fly accidentally. If I remember correctly, the Citabria manual recommends this method.

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    SLagonia Guest
    That's the one I'm looking for - it has a metal flag that actual covers the master switch and ignition key on my cardinal. Thanks for all the help folks.

    Sal

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    RockbrigadePC1 Guest
    Just stick a nail in there...

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    Fisherman Guest
    Originally posted by RockbrigadePC1
    Just stick a nail in there...
    Oh yeah! That's a recipe for disaster.

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    Reds_bear Guest
    I couldn't imagine myself ever making it through a preflight without turning the yoke or noticing that it's still locked. I wouldn't use a nail, but I'd sure make my own with a pair of pliers and some red tape for a flag before I pay $140 bucks for one.

    BTW, the seatbelt around the yoke thing works well too.

    Barry

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    Sal,

    I looked in the CD-ROM version of the FG parts manual, but didn't see the gust lock listed.

    You could always chekc with a salvage outfit that has Cessnas, it should be standard equipment on any bird, healthy or not.


 

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