The Lip Skid
We at Anti-Splat-Aero are proud to offer another new product (THE LIP SKID) as a partial solution to some of the nose gear leg fears of many RV-A model builders, current owners and potential buyers of these wonderful aircraft. Our efforts turned out to be well worth the time and energy as we were able to introduce two revolutionary products. After approximately a year of design, engineering and testing many different configurations, learning and improving along the way. We now feel our newest product (THE LIP SKID) in conjunction with “THE NOSE JOB” is the most logical, simple and inexpensive device that can be manufactured and installed in an effort to address these gear leg concerns. These products allow the Van’s nose gear leg to function as designed without interfering with its dynamics or operation in any way. The products only come into play when the forces on the gear leg become greater than it was designed to see or handle without permanent damage to itself or the aircraft. When operating your aircraft from an unimproved surface i.e. grass, dirt, poor runway surface or in an emergency off field landing this devise could help prevent a costly rebuild or repair. A propeller strike, engine disassembly for inspection or other damage may be avoided not to mention a dreaded possible flip over we have seen so many times. Our products have been discussed in great depth with hundreds of posts, comments, questions, answers and opinions on all of the forums for Vans RV aircraft. A vast amount of information is available there and makes for some very interesting as well as informative reading. We also have a video here at the bottom of this page that shows the product being installed and tested. Please have a look at them as well.
Please watch this brief demonstration video. Thanks