Home
Builder Search
Builder Login
KitLog.com    

RECENT ACTIVITY

Previous Builder          Next Builder

Builder:
  William Watson
Location:
  Durham, NC - USA
Aircraft:
  RV-10
Total Build Hours:
  1848
Web Site:
  http://www.mykitlog.com/MauleDriver/

Date:  12-10-2014
Number of Hours:  0.00
Short Description:  Control Lock using Bogi Bar Tow Bar

I bought Bogert Industries "Bogi-Bar" as a tow bar for my '10. Works very well as a tow bar.

However I also found it makes a good control lock to solidly lock the rudder in place. Locking the rudder in place is essential in this no-spring design. The rudder will get slammed side to side by tailwinds when parked if not locked. It only takes a minute to do at least superficial damage.

It also works well as an aileron and elevator lock though the '10 can generally be left with ailerons and elevator unlocked with former damped by trim springs and the latter by weight.

To work, no modification is necessarily required to the Bogi-Bar as delivered. The round sockets that normally engage the nosewheel will fit into the gap at the bottom of the rudder pedals and the handle will jam fit into the front of either seat if the seat is in the rearward position. If you place the stick between the actuation handle and the main shaft of the Bogi-Bar, it limits the travel of the stick pretty effectively though the controls can be moved thru a limited range.

This arrangement is made more secure by welding on tabs (washers in my case) to wheel sockets so they key fit into the bottom of the rudder pedals.

It is also made more secure by wrapping a bungee around the stick and the Bar. This will further limit or eliminate movement of the ailerons and elevator.

Others secure the seat end by extending the bar to the operational position and jamming in place against the seat back or head rest. Then using the seat belts to lock it down. I've never done this simply because jamming it into the front of the seat has worked with failure so far.

And obviously this is fool proof from a "I forgot to remove the control lock" perspective, particularly if locked on pilot side.




Collapsed Bogi Bar inserted in bottom of pedals and capturing stick





Seat in rear most position - bar jammed in place





Welding neighbor Rick showing mods to Bogi-bar

Previous Builder          Next Builder




 Recent Builder Activity
Builder Project Date Hours
Donald Schwanke
AF 1
03-01
212
David LeFrancois
Cozy MKIV
02-28
309
Keith Borgstrom
Sonex
02-28
146
Matthew Perroux
RV-8
02-28
174
Robert J. Lussow
RV-10
02-28
946
Semih Oksay
Pietenpol Air Camper
02-28
170
Steve Pofahl
RV8A
02-28
1396
Stuart Hutchison
F1 Rocket Sport Wing VH-FLY
02-28
2569
Darrel Watson
Aeromax
02-27
291
Jan Hanekom
ZU-JRV RV7A
02-27
173
Michael De Feyter
Sonex
02-27
1341
Nathan Mullins
Long Ez
02-27
3494
Norris Brown
RV14a
02-27
653
Peter Ellis
Tri Gear
02-27
868
Philip Bird
Sonex
02-27
502
Scott Ahrens
RV-7
02-27
1670
Tim Bertrand
RV8
02-27
1738
adam price
Bearhawk 4 Place Quick Build
02-26
150
Bob Thorne
S-20 Raven
02-26
72
Gary Christensen
RV-6A QB
02-26
1949
JAMES TRAYNOR
VELOCITY- XLRG
02-26
1036
Jim Thornton
RV-12
02-26
720
Juergen Otte
Sportsman 2 + 2
02-26
47
Kent Daniels
RV-10
02-26
217
Paul Minelga
Bearhawk
02-26
1155
Sidney Mayeux
RV-7A
02-26
1509
Steve Cannon
RV-8
02-26
556
Terry Moushon
RV 10
02-26
2514
Bill Vinson
RV-7
02-25
1098
Bow Casper
S-20
02-25
122

Projects Uploaded: 1189
Logs Uploaded: 186604








Copyright © 2001-2015 Matronics. All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy.