*These specific models of aircraft are referred to in EASA Article 4(2) of Regulation 1592/2002, therefore no EASA Supplemental Type Certificate is needed for installation of Micro Vortex Generators.
FAA Form 8130-3, Export Airworthiness Approval Tag, can be provided for an additional charge of $100 if required by your Aviation Authority. Please specify when ordering.
MICRO Vortex Generator Kit for the Piper PA-22 Tri-Pacer is FAA STC approved and ready for installation on your airplane. The Micro VG Kit includes the STC, VGs, installation tools, computer cut templates, detailed illustrated drawings and instructions, and Loctite® 330™ Depend® Adhesive for installing the vortex generators on your airplane.
My wife and I were on our way to Alaska following the AK Hwy in our newly acquired 1959 Piper Pacer, PA22/20-160. After refueling at Ft. Nelson, BC we continued out for T/O. It was 90° and we had 60 gals of gas, and bags. After a run up off we went, everything was normal until 300' when the rpm started dropping off. There were tall pole pines in front of us I started a turn away from them hoping to have enough energy to make it back at least to the mowed area of the airport, no good so I picked the lowest trees in front of us and prepared for a forced landing. I was carrying 50mph and the plane felt solid and I was able to stay in control as we went thru the tree tops and into the muskeg on the other side of a thin tree line. The prop was stopped at this time, when I felt the brush hitting the belly I flared to full aft elevator. This is where the VG's shined, I was able to slow wings level , the tail wheel touched and ran thru the moss for 15-20' , then the mains touched and tore off with the wing struts and we slid to a stop in control. I believe the VG' s enabled me to fly to the ground in complete control, slow and do a gentle landing and we lived with a few bumps when the plane came to a stop and flipped over. Without VG's I shutter to think what could have happened. My Husky and my StarDuster both have VG, they are cheap insurance. Thank you for a great product.
TomJanuary 4, 2017
Benefits of Micro VGs
Reduced STALL SPEED 6 mph!
FAA STC Approved
Easy One Day Installation
Micro VG Kit consists of 60 Vortex Generators mounted on the wings, just aft of the leading edge, and 24 Vortex Generators mounted on the horizontal stabilizer.
We can usually ship the same day if your kit is ordered Alodined, ready to be painted. We can paint the VGs to match your airplane for an additional $250 per color. Painted kits usually ship within 3 days.