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Thread: Extended Flap Grab

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    Default Extended Flap Grab

    I know there have been many mods for extending the manual flap handle to avoid the 'big lean' and going heads-down. I have shoulder restraints that I would like to use for safety (duh)... but like others on this site have noted, no can do without releasing the harness. So I tried this: at REI in the mountain climbing section, I found this very stout carbinar set-up that provides a stiff extension of nylon web material. The extension material is stiff/stout to stand up as shown, but still easily moved if accidentally bumped by a leg. Take a look. Its easy to reach the little button thingy as well when necessary. Test flew it and it works great at a cost of $12. Also probably breaks every FAR in the big fat book... I get that so pls don't go there. Its definitely an RBA (remove before annual) item. In the meantime, it works well for me and mine. This is a public service 'shortwing' announcement; you mileage may vary.
    FLAP EXTEND.jpg

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    Default Re: Extended Flap Grab

    Make it a non-permanent installation with velcro straps.

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    Default Re: Extended Flap Grab

    Beats the Easy Flap by $488.
    "You can only tie the record for flying low."

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    Default Re: Extended Flap Grab

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Pierce View Post
    Make it a non-permanent installation with velcro straps.
    Awesome... thanks for this tidbit...

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