We are pleased to announce the introduction of our new RV Flap Actuator. We have been testing 3 prototypes in our RV-6 aircraft for the past 6 months with excellent results.
We consider our new actuator to be an upgraded version of the stock flap motor. It has the standard 5" stroke, but the motor stops when it gets to the end of the stroke. So if you've ever thought about installing flaps-up limit switches to stop the flap motor, this unit is for you. Additionally, it has an internal position sensor, so if you've been thinking about mounting an external position sensor to monitor flaps position, this unit is for you!
Flaps extension/retraction speed is about the same, as is the amperage draw of the motor.
If you're interested in learning more details, please visit our web site and download a copy of the Installation & Operating Instructions. We detail the steps that we took to convert our old flap motor to our new actuator in our RV-6. We've included several photos of the changeover.
We also think this unit solves any issues you may have had with "grease migration", a problem that has plagued many of the stock flap motors. Additionally, the safety-wire service bulletin that was issued for the stock flap motors is not required for this actuator, obviously because it doesn't keep running when it gets to the end of the stroke.
Please compare the price of our actuator with the stock flap motor, which just might be the best feature of our new product!
Let us know if you have any questions. Thanks!