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SuperSTOL Flap Return Springs

PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 11:28 am
by kenryan
Can anyone tell me how/where to connect these springs? I have also heard that some builders have cut the springs short to make them stronger. Has anyone just replaced them with a stronger spring?

Re: SuperSTOL Flap Return Springs

PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 10:30 pm
by Augustus
Hi Ken,

I'll try to call you.

Re: SuperSTOL Flap Return Springs

PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2015 6:40 pm
by smiley
I have not figured out how to post pictures yet. but my wing is open and I could sent some pictues if I had your email
mine is [email protected]

Re: SuperSTOL Flap Return Springs

PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2015 8:10 pm
by SheepdogRD
smiley wrote:I have not figured out how to post pictures yet...

How to Post Pictures on the Wings Forum

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Click the Preview button to see if you have what you want. You can't edit in the Preview window, but you can edit in the Reply window and Preview as many times as you want.

Re: SuperSTOL Flap Return Springs

PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 1:25 pm
by smiley
Called the factory yesterday
My kit is # 315 The connecting rods on mine for the flaps measure 4 1/2" long
they told me that they now ship them at 4" long so that the flap bellcrank will not hit the fuel tank when the flaps are fully retracted. It is also supposed to help the spring tension

Re: SuperSTOL Flap Return Springs

PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 5:14 pm
by kenryan
smiley wrote:Called the factory yesterday
My ... connecting rods ... measure 4 1/2" long
they told me that they now ship them at 4" long so that the flap bellcrank will not hit the fuel tank when the flaps are fully retracted. It is also supposed to help the spring tension


I ordered some stronger springs, but I'm going to try shortening the connecting rods too.