Congratulations to the Winners of our Shimmy Damper Contest!
We’re pleased to announce the results of our recent contest for a zero-maintenance shimmy damper…
As part of the contest, we asked people to tell us why they preferred using a LORD shimmy damper and got a wide variety of responses from humorous to wishful. Scroll through the image to the right for a small sample.
A total of eleven prizes were awarded – the Grand Prize of a Zero-Maintenance Shimmy Damper, and ten gift cards valued at $50 each.
The following winners were chosen at random:
- The Grand Prize winner is Galen Nickel, Cessna 150J
The winners of the ten $50 gift cards are:
- Jim Bersig, Cessna 172G
- James Cox, Cessna C-177
- Jeremy Griffith, Cessna 177B
- Gary Heuse, Piper
- David Hunter, Cessna 182L
- Keith Leitch Cessna 172A
- Zachary Lumley, Cessna 150J
- Bill Snyder, Cessna 172P
- Michael Terebessy, Beechcraft A36
- Skot Weidemann, Cessna C150J
The LORD® fluid-free shimmy damper offers high-performance damping and vibration control with a zero-maintenance design. It uses surface-effect technology to provide consistent damping for fixed nose gears. Instead of using fluids to resist motion, the shimmy damper features a unique elastomer formulation to absorb nose wheel shimmy. Since there is no fluid, this damper will never leak!
Zero Maintenance for 20K GAG cycles or 15 years
Accelerated life testing of the shimmy damper demonstrates that it performs consistently in excess of 20,000 ground-air-ground duty cycles. This represents a product life of more than 15 years of usage on the typical high-use aircraft.