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#24920 - 02/19/11 10:02 AM Gust lock
Mac Offline
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Registered: 03/06/10
Posts: 98
Loc: Manassas, VA
Anyone know where to get a Cessna 172 gust lock for the yoke. My mechanic lost mine. Nothing on Sporty's.
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#24923 - 02/19/11 10:10 AM Re: Gust lock [Re: Mac]
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Registered: 02/13/10
Posts: 203
Loc: Harrington, Delaware
I've seen them on e-bay from time to time. wentworth or one of the other salvage yards might have one too.
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#24925 - 02/19/11 10:19 AM Re: Gust lock [Re: BBreeding]
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Registered: 10/21/09
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Loc: San Antonio, TX
Try emailing the guy who posted this eBay ad Mac. He shows one on his 172 that he is selling (third photo). He may part with it separately from the plane. Good luck.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/CESSNA-17...SHOPQ3aUSQ3a101
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#25004 - 02/19/11 08:14 PM Re: Gust lock [Re: Cessna Dude]
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Registered: 08/15/10
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Loc: Brookshire, Texas, USA
I have made several of them in the past, matter of fact my plane currently has a "me" made gust lock, throttle lock and mixture lock!
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#25009 - 02/19/11 08:57 PM Re: Gust lock [Re: November X-ray]
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Registered: 09/26/10
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Loc: Dominican Republic
Originally Posted By: November X-ray
I have made several of them in the past, matter of fact my plane currently has a "me" made gust lock, throttle lock and mixture lock!


Pictures please NX if possible.
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#25116 - 02/20/11 08:27 PM Re: Gust lock [Re: wrecksum]
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Registered: 09/30/10
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Loc: NC
Here are a couple on eBayif this is they style you're looking for.

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#25182 - 02/21/11 07:16 AM Re: Gust lock [Re: RickG]
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Registered: 06/24/10
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Loc: Slidell La
Why not go to hardware store buy steel rod correct diameter, use MAP torch and bend new one? Cost about $5.00
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#25191 - 02/21/11 08:57 AM Re: Gust lock [Re: vettdvr]
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Registered: 07/20/10
Posts: 51
Loc: Pennsylvania
If you bend your own please be sure and attach a plate at the end of the lock to cover the master switch and ignition. There have been several instances where the gust lock was forgotten and left in place with not so pleasant results. The plate covering the starting equipment makes this a little harder to do.

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#25192 - 02/21/11 09:19 AM Re: Gust lock [Re: Woodstock]
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Registered: 08/15/10
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Loc: Brookshire, Texas, USA
Also make sure or update your checklist so it contains verbiage regarding removal of all (as applicable) control, throttle, mixture, propellor locks, etc.
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#25212 - 02/21/11 11:01 AM Re: Gust lock [Re: November X-ray]
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Registered: 02/06/10
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Loc: Hickory, NC
NX, can ya post any pic's of them? Weather hear today 72 windy again but real nice day
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#25214 - 02/21/11 11:06 AM Re: Gust lock [Re: Peedie Montgomery]
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Next time I get to the plane and I have my Camera with me (and I remember to) I'll snap some pictures and post them.
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#25388 - 02/22/11 03:43 PM Re: Gust lock [Re: November X-ray]
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#25393 - 02/22/11 04:11 PM Re: Gust lock [Re: November X-ray]
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Registered: 09/26/10
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Loc: Dominican Republic
Very nice economy mod.
Can't be simpler, cheaper or more effective.
Great!
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#25400 - 02/22/11 04:50 PM Re: Gust lock [Re: Woodstock]
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Registered: 06/24/10
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Loc: Slidell La
Originally Posted By: Woodstock
If you bend your own please be sure and attach a plate at the end of the lock to cover the master switch and ignition. There have been several instances where the gust lock was forgotten and left in place with not so pleasant results. The plate covering the starting equipment makes this a little harder to do.


Good point. The red flag is right on. I probably would just bend a 2" circle to cover the switches. Safe effect but not the red eye catcher. I have however made cowl plugs from an old foam ice chest that weight practically nothing. I cut out the foam to fit the opening and used 1/8 ply to epoxy it to. Then covered with .4 oz fiberglas and resin, trim with rubber. Wife made the red flag and I used brass ring soldered in place to hold the red flag for no rust.

Works well. Cost was a little time, glue and red spray paint.
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