- A proven device to secure elevators and provides a mounting point to secure the rudder. Material is polycarbonate plastic (upgraded in 2021) that is weather resistant and sun resistant. Both left and right sides are included with the order. Go to the documentation page for instructions on how to get your measurements. For airplane planes that exceed these dimensions send an email. The gust locks will not scratch paint. Thin web version pull tested to 300 lb. The N number can be added to part with no extra cost. Recommend to use 1/4 inch Dyneema rope with a polyester cover or similar stiff rope to secure the gust locks.
The elevator horn to fairing gap measurement determines the gust lock web thickness:
gap less than .080-inch, will not fit
gap less than .150-inch, choose .068-inch web
gap between .150-inch and .200-inch chose .098-inch web
gap between .200-inch and .250-inch choose .125-inch web
If the gap is less than .080 inch or you prefer a metal web, then then try the .032 metal web, 3 hole straight general purpose elevator lock. Click here.
Elevator Gust Lock Set RV-9, Custom Printed