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Re: flap return springs

PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 5:09 pm
by Trilander Ted
Dane: My J/A forum has been down, tried to reply about the success of the flap "stopinfloppin" springs !!! Great Job--Worked just like I hoped !!! Easy on, and takes the fear out of a "breeezy" time folding the wings. Downwind taxi will benefit as will tie down on the ramp. My biggest concern has been testing the flap leaver during flight with the extra tension on the detent system during landing and or takeoff. I'm happy to report that initial tests seem O.K. in all three positions. Hope your rudder "mouse trap springs" are in the works and as successful. CHEERS, Ted

Re: flap return springs

PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 6:47 pm
by danerazz
Thanks Ted,

I know you are "double sprung" so I will be anxious to hear feedback from those who are torsion only, just want to be sure they have enough force.

I'll be working on the rudder springs soon, I like your "moose-trap" moniker for them!

Re: flap return springs

PostPosted: Sat Jul 19, 2014 7:43 pm
by Allan
Are these for the highlander or the superstol?
Allan

Re: flap return springs

PostPosted: Sat Jul 19, 2014 8:31 pm
by danerazz
Highlander/escapade, will not work on SS

Re: flap return springs

PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 12:36 pm
by Johnny C!
I just thought I would ask!

Thanks!

John

danerazz wrote:I don't have the round top tube on the doors, or the clevis pin, so unless there was somebody nearby to look at design would be difficult, as would installation (the would have to rotate on the clevis pin axis, not sure how that would work out, and small diameter means low force...) but that would be nice. Still waiting for time to look at rudder springs...I'll get to it soon!

Re: flap return springs

PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 12:40 pm
by danerazz
Not a problem, I am not sure how the flap mechanism on the SS works, but I know it is much, much different than the std highlander.

Re: flap return springs

PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 9:18 am
by Wes
Hey Dane, or anybody, could you post some pics of the springs installed? to show how they work.
If already posted , I missed them,
Thanks,
Wes

Re: flap return springs

PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:48 am
by danerazz
Here is what it looks like installed, let me know if you have any questions.

Re: flap return springs

PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 1:00 am
by barry767
Dane, Just installed and flew the new springs on my Highlander. They look great and work perfectly. Thanks for thinking of and making such a great product! Barry

Re: flap return springs

PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 11:24 am
by Wes
Dane, Thanks for the pic, -what a simple and slick idea! Nice job!
Easy to maintain, replace and inspect!

Re: flap return springs

PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 3:12 pm
by Dave Krall CFII SEL SES
I'd like a set but will probably wait for the rudder springs too if you think you'll have them soon. Thanks, great ideas.

Re: flap return springs

PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 4:51 pm
by Trilander Ted
Don't wait, they only take a few minutes to install and results are immediate !!! Rudder springs will take some time to install. I'm so happy Dane took the time to develop the "cure" for this annoyance and market this "stopinflopin" device at such a great value. Woo Hoo !!!! Thanks Again Dane. Trilander Ted

Re: flap return springs

PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 5:46 pm
by Dave Krall CFII SEL SES
Also, I'd like to have all stainless attachment hardware and pay the extra difference please if possible.

Re: flap return springs

PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2014 9:00 pm
by danerazz
Just to be clear, you want SS bolts, washers and nuts? I'll have to look into that when I order the next batch of hardware, but I'll have to check on the SS an970 washers. The bushings are an oilite bronze with additional iron in them so they are silver, and a little harder. To be honest I use them because they are a bit cheaper, but I can get some regular oilite bronze bushings on the next order if you like. The bolts and washers are the biggest question, but I'll get them if available and let you know the price difference, though I'll have to wait until my next hardware order.

Re: flap return springs

PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2014 8:17 pm
by Dave Krall CFII SEL SES
Many thanks, yes we use all SS hardware wherever possible. No rush, I think I've got enough practice to stand looking at wind-blown-down flaps a little longer....