The RV Rocket Steering Link was invented by Terry Jantzi, an award winning RV6 builder. It will fit the RV4, RV6, RV7, RV8, Harmon Rocket II and the F1 Rocket.
No modifications are required and all of the hardware is included. You get everything necessary for quick installation: steering link, control arm, and rod ends.
The RV Rocket Steering Link is a good way to tidy up the tail end of your aircraft. It weighs less and it is a simple way to replace those draggy looking chains and springs.
Is it a speed modification? It sure looks like one!!!
There have been nearly 1000 RV Rocket Steering Links sold through out the world. Get yours today!
airplanes does the RV Rocket Steering Link fit?
The standard RV Rocket
Steering Link will fit all of the RV taildragger series of aircraft (RV4
RV6 RV7 RV8) that are equipped with the stock Vans tailspring and full
swivel locking tailwheel. It will also fit the Harmon Rocket II and the
How can I
tell if I have the stock Vans tailspring and full locking tailwheel?
If your tailwheel pivots 360 degrees, you have a full swivel
tailwheel. If your tail wheel locks and unlocks then you have a locking
tailwheel. If your tailwheel assembly looks like a Vans assembly and the
vertical shaft is 7/8 inches in diameter you probably have a Vans unit.
What if my
vertical shaft diameter is 3/4 inches?
Some of the older RV4 or
RV6 kits were converted from a non-swivel tailwheel and an Aviation
Products tailwheel was used. The tailwheel assembly will look like the
Vans product but the vertical shaft diameter is 3/4 inches.
We do have control arms available that will fit the Aviation Products tailwheel. Order those items here. If you order BOTH the Steering Link and the Aviation Products Control Arm from us, we'll even refund $20 for the standard control arm if you don't want it. Just tell us that in the comments at checkout and we will handle the rest.
Is there any measurement I can
take to assure the RV Rocket Steering Link will fit my aircraft?
Measure the distance from the center of the hole in the
rudder horn (the aft hole) to the center of the hole in the steering arm
while the rudder and tailwheel are in trail. If you have a measurement
between 12 3/4 to 13 1/4 inches then the standard size Steering Link
it mean if the measurement is not between 12 3/4 and 13 1/4 inches?
It means your kit has been modified. The older RV4 and RV6
kits came with a non-swivel tailwheel. Some of these kits were modified
to take a full swivel locking tailwheel. In the modification process the
tailspring was cut. In most of the cases I have seen on these modified
units, the distance between rudder horn and control arm can be as short as 12 1/4 inches as much as 14 1/4 inches.
In these cases, we may be able to work with you to get a special size made. Please use our "Contact Us" section to find out more.