Keeping aircraft control surfaces – rudder, elevator and aileron – in a neutral position prevents damage. If not properly secured, wind can force a control surface from stop-to-stop, which can damage mounting points, hinges and more. To prevent this damage, Classic Aero is now producing the Luscombe Control Lock.
Made of steel tubing, it will sell for $89 plus shipping and can be installed or removed “in less than 30 seconds,” according to company officials.
The control lock extends from the rudder to the gearbox with a hinged tube assembly. This distance may vary, and the distance can be compensated with the adjustment holes in the hinged tubes/handle to maintain approximately a five pounds of force against the rudder pedals.
The stick is restrained both left/right and fore/aft, with a locking pin inserted through the handle and the front of the stick restraint box.
Contact Classic Aero at 480-650-0883.