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Re: flap return springs

Postby Trilander Ted » Fri Jul 18, 2014 5:09 pm

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
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Re: flap return springs

Postby danerazz » Fri Jul 18, 2014 6:47 pm

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!
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Re: flap return springs

Postby Allan » Sat Jul 19, 2014 7:43 pm

Are these for the highlander or the superstol?
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Re: flap return springs

Postby danerazz » Sat Jul 19, 2014 8:31 pm

Highlander/escapade, will not work on SS
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Re: flap return springs

Postby Johnny C! » Mon Jul 21, 2014 12:36 pm

I just thought I would ask!

Thanks!

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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!
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Re: flap return springs

Postby danerazz » Mon Jul 21, 2014 12:40 pm

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.
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Re: flap return springs

Postby Wes » Wed Jul 23, 2014 9:18 am

Hey Dane, or anybody, could you post some pics of the springs installed? to show how they work.
If already posted , I missed them,
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Re: flap return springs

Postby danerazz » Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:48 am

Here is what it looks like installed, let me know if you have any questions.
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Re: flap return springs

Postby barry767 » Fri Jul 25, 2014 1:00 am

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
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Re: flap return springs

Postby Wes » Fri Jul 25, 2014 11:24 am

Dane, Thanks for the pic, -what a simple and slick idea! Nice job!
Easy to maintain, replace and inspect!
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Re: flap return springs

Postby Dave Krall CFII SEL SES » Fri Jul 25, 2014 3:12 pm

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.
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Re: flap return springs

Postby Trilander Ted » Fri Jul 25, 2014 4:51 pm

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
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Re: flap return springs

Postby Dave Krall CFII SEL SES » Fri Jul 25, 2014 5:46 pm

Also, I'd like to have all stainless attachment hardware and pay the extra difference please if possible.
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Re: flap return springs

Postby danerazz » Sat Jul 26, 2014 9:00 pm

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.
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Re: flap return springs

Postby Dave Krall CFII SEL SES » Sun Jul 27, 2014 8:17 pm

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....
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