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Looking for gust lock for 1972 C185E
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On Jun 28, 2017 10:11 AM, "Wes Gustafson (wesgustafson@comcast.net)" <mailer@mail2.clubexpress.com> wrote:
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Austin,

 

I had the same problem when I bought my 185.  I looked for a year on Ebay and finally found one, but they are rare and not easy to find.  Kenmore makes one out of a bolt that fits properly, but does not have the flag over the ignition switch.  Using a screwdriver as a gust lock pin also may cause the rod ends and bearings in the aileron and elevator control system to wear as the fit is not tight and the degree of freedom allows the controls to move slightly, especially when not parked directly into the wind.  It took me considerable time and $$ to replace all the worn parts and get the control system tight again (even with less than 1800 hours airframe TT).

 

I also use an Airgizmo external gust lock in the winter as well as a bungee from the LH side of the RH control yoke to the 185’s flap handle to make sure the controls are not able to move to any significant degree.

 

Wes

 

From: mailer@mail2.clubexpress.com [mailto:mailer@mail2.clubexpress.com]
Sent: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 7:45 AM
To: Parts and Service Suppliers <PartsServiceSuppliers@skywagons.club>
Subject: Looking for gust lock for 1972 C185E <<$175583298110$>>

 

I am looking for a looking for gust lock for 1972 C185E, the kind with the flag that covers the ingnition and the bent metal that goes through the holes in the yoke tube.

[begin rant] My student has a screwdriver shoved through the holes in his yoke to secure it and it drives me nuts. It's a minor thing perhaps, but it's a safety risk, easy to overlook and it signals cheapness increasing my concern about cheapness in other significant areas. [end rant]

Attached is a picture of the kind I am looking for.

Thank you all - 

 austin watson, cfi
   i teach seaplanes only
     in seattle wa


http://austingwatson.com/seaplanes 


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gustlock1_zpsol8zecsa.jpg (93.3 KB)


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Airgizmos gust lock.jpg (12.6 KB)

 

Austin,

 

I had the same problem when I bought my 185.  I looked for a year on Ebay and finally found one, but they are rare and not easy to find.  Kenmore makes one out of a bolt that fits properly, but does not have the flag over the ignition switch.  Using a screwdriver as a gust lock pin also may cause the rod ends and bearings in the aileron and elevator control system to wear as the fit is not tight and the degree of freedom allows the controls to move slightly, especially when not parked directly into the wind.  It took me considerable time and $$ to replace all the worn parts and get the control system tight again (even with less than 1800 hours airframe TT).

 

I also use an Airgizmo external gust lock in the winter as well as a bungee from the LH side of the RH control yoke to the 185’s flap handle to make sure the controls are not able to move to any significant degree.

 

Wes

 

From: mailer@mail2.clubexpress.com [mailto:mailer@mail2.clubexpress.com]
Sent: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 7:45 AM
To: Parts and Service Suppliers <PartsServiceSuppliers@skywagons.club>
Subject: Looking for gust lock for 1972 C185E <<$175583298110$>>

 

I am looking for a looking for gust lock for 1972 C185E, the kind with the flag that covers the ingnition and the bent metal that goes through the holes in the yoke tube.

[begin rant] My student has a screwdriver shoved through the holes in his yoke to secure it and it drives me nuts. It's a minor thing perhaps, but it's a safety risk, easy to overlook and it signals cheapness increasing my concern about cheapness in other significant areas. [end rant]

Attached is a picture of the kind I am looking for.

Thank you all - 

 austin watson, cfi
   i teach seaplanes only
     in seattle wa


http://austingwatson.com/seaplanes 


Attachment(s):
gustlock1_zpsol8zecsa.jpg (93.3 KB)

 

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I am looking for a looking for gust lock for 1972 C185E, the kind with the flag that covers the ingnition and the bent metal that goes through the holes in the yoke tube.

[begin rant] My student has a screwdriver shoved through the holes in his yoke to secure it and it drives me nuts. It's a minor thing perhaps, but it's a safety risk, easy to overlook and it signals cheapness increasing my concern about cheapness in other significant areas. [end rant]

Attached is a picture of the kind I am looking for.

Thank you all - 

 austin watson, cfi
   i teach seaplanes only
     in seattle wa


http://austingwatson.com/seaplanes 
 

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