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RV Gear Leg Stiffener Set

RV Gear Leg Stiffener Set

Regular price $60.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $60.00 USD
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These wooden Gear Leg Stiffeners provide a simple, inexpensive, and easy-to-install solution to dampen the damaging and uncomfortable vibrations that your main gear legs experience at various speeds. These Gear Leg Stiffeners will fit aircraft using the tapered rod spring steel gear. This includes: RV-3, RV-4, RV-6/6A, RV-7/7A, RV-8A (A model only), RV-9/9A, RV-10, RV-14 (taildragger only) and many other homebuilts.

Any experienced RV pilot will tell you that you don't want to go without these on your airplane. Simple to install, made from tapered and beveled poplar (the original plans call for pine, but we have found poplar to be stronger and less prone to cracking than pine, while keeping the dampening properties of the pine without adding significant weight), these stiffeners are a must-have item.

Recommended installation involves fixing a stiffener to each gear leg using fiberglass tape and epoxy.

The Gear Leg Stiffeners are designed to fit completely inside your gear leg fairings with little or no modifications needed. Comes in a set of two, one for each gear leg, with instructions included.

Curious if they work? Check out this PIREP from RV Pilot Eddie Seve.
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William D.

The stiffeners were installed by A&P Tom Harris of the Airplane Factory Maintenance Shop at Chester Airport, CT., who did a beautiful job. He is working on finishing installation of wheel pants & gear leg fairings so I have not flown the airplane yet but I have taxied it and there is a noticeable improvement in ground handling while eliminating bouncing that the airplane did in the past.
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Bill Demiris

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Raymond H.

I am very pleased with RV6 Gear Stiffener Set. Required some minor trimming to fit overtop of the brake lines on the rear of the landing gear legs, but works as advertised. Great product.

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Tyrone P.

Extremely pleased with the quality of the product. Plan to fit and install this week. Would recommend this product to any current or future rv builder.

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Keith C.

Works great

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Stephen P.

Product looks ideal. Good value an excellent service/delivery, very prompt.