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Old 03-23-2020, 12:24 PM
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Question Looking for Pioneer stick grips

Does anyone know if Pioneer Aircraft Grips is still making their walnut stick grips? I'm getting to the point where I'd like to start prepping for my interior and I had been planning on getting a pair of those, but the www.aircraftcontrolgrips.com website seems to be down. They also used to be for sale on Aircraft Spruce but they no longer appear on there either.

For reference, here are a couple of links with the grips I'm looking for:
http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...d.php?t=122242
http://vansairforce.com/community/sh...d.php?t=125767
https://www.kitplanes.com/pioneer-ai...control-grips/
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Old 03-23-2020, 12:48 PM
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I have these and they are great. The site was up a few months ago.

He does them as a hobby and him and his wife travel a lot.
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Old 03-23-2020, 12:53 PM
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Here is Guy's email - pioneeraircraft@bendbroadband.com
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Old 03-23-2020, 01:04 PM
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Thanks! I'll see if I can get in touch with Guy.
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Old 03-23-2020, 01:08 PM
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I have these and they are great.
+1.

I love mine...they really class up the cockpit. Hope you're able to connect with Guy.

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Old 03-24-2020, 02:31 AM
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+1.

I love mine...they really class up the cockpit. Hope you're able to connect with Guy.

Dave
+2......they do really class up the cockpit....I used one on the pilot side and took the original Vans, teak grip for the co-pilot side and cleaned it up and stained it walnut and put several coats of polyurethane on it to gloss it up like Guy does. Now they are a pair! Also purchased the same PTT switch that Guy uses and installed it on the co-pilot side too.
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Any luck reaching Guy? Website continues to be offline, afraid he may have closed up shop.
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Old 04-09-2020, 08:41 AM
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Unfortunately no. Sent an email but still haven't gotten a response. I'll probably try sending a another email or two before before giving up though. I had pretty much made the decision to go for Guy's stick grips a year ago; now I wish I would have bought a pair while I still had the chance.

I've been researching other similar stick grips and found https://www.customairplanegrips.com/, the guys that make the teakwood grips. Their armrest style grip is very similar in shape, so that may be my plan B if I can't get a pair of the walnut grips.
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Old 05-06-2020, 09:00 AM
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I received a reply from Guy and he informed me that he has in fact shut down his stick grip business and sold his equipment. Bit of a bummer, but I respect his decision. Such is the nature of things in the experimental world.

In the future I think I might immediately snag any RV products I desire just in case they aren't available later on when I'll actually need them. It's a good way to justify impulse buying!
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All,

I've been in touch with a gentleman named Skylar Thody who has purchased Pioneer Control Grips. He's been getting advice from Guy and plans to restart production. His website isn't live yet but he has a presence on Facebook, just search for his name.

HTH

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