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Re: flap return springs

Postby Dave Krall CFII SEL SES » Sun Jul 27, 2014 8:18 pm

Oh yeah, all the bushings we just use whatever's standard.5
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Re: flap return springs

Postby Dave Krall CFII SEL SES » Sun Jul 27, 2014 8:26 pm

BTW; Are you still deployed or back home?
Don't hesitate to let me know and stop in and I'll treat you to some PacNW flying if you like.
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Re: flap return springs

Postby danerazz » Sun Jul 27, 2014 9:24 pm

I got back in November. I looked and cannot find SS washers (AN970 size). The bolts and nuts are no problem. Thanks for the invite, if I make it out to the other coast I'll take you up on it.
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Re: flap return springs

Postby Dave Krall CFII SEL SES » Tue Jul 29, 2014 5:28 pm

Excellent, we have SS washers.
Maybe let me know when u have rudder springs or other products ready and I can pay and get all shipped in one go....
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Re: flap return springs

Postby carpat » Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:36 pm

Hi all,
Just back from the airport to install the flap return springs. Easy installation, this product is great! Made a 1.5 hrs flight and worked flawlessly.
Thank you very much Dan.
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Re: flap return springs

Postby alan » Fri Aug 29, 2014 5:47 pm

Hi Dane,

Just installed your flap return spring kit today. They were very easy to install with excellent instructions. I left the original springs in place as they didn't seem to interfere with the new springs in any way. I haven't flown with them yet but anticipate no problems. Now I just have to remember to park outside with the wind on the tail to test them out. I think they'll be quite satisfactory.

On the subject of the rudder return springs you are working on, I installed an eye bolt in the firewall when building the airplane and attached a small bungee cord to it and each outside rudder pedal. This works well to bring the pedals forward when parked, something I noticed as an irritant with the Escapade demonstrator before and after my test flight years ago. I'm sure you will come up with something much better and I'm looking forward to seeing it.

Thank you for the spring set,

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Re: flap return springs

Postby danerazz » Fri Aug 29, 2014 8:54 pm

Thanks,

I am still anxiously awaiting more feedback from anybody who has bought and installed the flap spring kit. My first run (15 kits) is now sold out, and I would like to see a few fly for a little while with JUST my springs before making any more, just in case I need to modify and/or replace any.

As for the rudder springs, I have been really busy with work/family lately, but I have most of the materials and just need some time to work through it. I'll update when I get something together.
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Re: flap return springs

Postby Gil T » Sat Dec 20, 2014 4:14 pm

Dane

Just installed your flap return springs. Love them. I like the solid feel they give. I only used them on one flight and I did have them jump from the second notch to the first twice. However I must say that I have not removed the stock one yet which I probably will if it continues like that. It didn't create any excitement over it. This has got to be one of the most inexpensive mods with one of the most significant differences you can get. I'm waiting to see what your fix is for the rudder cable slop . I have my own very clunky one but there has to be a better one.

This was the first flight after some down time to take care of some needed items: Three new tires, new brake pads, new fuel pump, cabin heat checked (those two Tocan muffs will melt the shine off your shoes without a defuser of some kind) and installation of a Piper type external power plug.

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Re: flap return springs

Postby Augustus » Mon Feb 02, 2015 1:17 am

RUDDER RETURN SPRINGS. Dane, I would like to see what you have going as far as rudder return springs.
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Re: flap return springs

Postby danerazz » Mon Feb 02, 2015 8:01 pm

I'm working on it, the issue is making something that will work on ANY highlander, not just mine. The simple solution is very dependant on parts fit and installation tolerances, but I think I am close to a fairly simple solution that would be more or less universal. I'll keep you posted.

Also, I am going to put another 10 or so sets together in the next couple of weeks, there are a couple who have contacted me, and I have been swamped at work so I apologize for the slow progress, but they are coming!
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Re: flap return springs

Postby SheepdogRD » Mon Feb 02, 2015 9:06 pm

danerazz wrote:... I am going to put another 10 or so sets together in the next couple of weeks ...

Count me in for a set of them. What's the shipped cost on the new batch?
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Re: flap return springs

Postby danerazz » Tue Feb 03, 2015 6:22 pm

They will be the same, $22 if by check, $25 if by PayPal.
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Re: flap return springs

Postby Dave Krall CFII SEL SES » Wed Feb 04, 2015 9:50 am

danerazz wrote:They will be the same, $22 if by check, $25 if by PayPal.


I'd like to order a pair for flaps too please. Thanks
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Re: flap return springs

Postby danerazz » Wed Feb 04, 2015 9:48 pm

For those wanting flap springs, do you want nylon locknuts, or castle nuts for cotter pin safety?

It will need to be a general concensus, I will order a bunch, but don't want to order a bunch of different ones. All previous kits were nylon locknuts.
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Re: flap return springs

Postby Dave Krall CFII SEL SES » Wed Feb 04, 2015 10:13 pm

I'll go with the majority, either way OK for me. Thank you
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