Acme Aero is quickly becoming the leading suspension authority in the Light Sport and Experimental Aircraft market. Built on a solid reputation of superior craftsmanship and quality that was forged by more than 20 years in the NASCAR industry, Acme Aero is dedicated to providing cutting edge technology and innovation to advance the LSA/EA market.
Adapted from technology honed in the NASCAR, F1, and Baja Racing series, we are excited to introduce the Acme Aero Bush Shock. The Acme Aero Bush Shock is a direct bolt-on replacement for most bungee and spring landing gear systems. Unlike other bolt-on replacements on the market, the Acme Aero Bush Shock significantly controls rebound and compression with our proprietary internal dampening system. To put it simply…no more bouncing!
Acme Aero Bush Shock features:
- 7075 corrosion resistant aircraft aluminum shock body and extension
- All stainless steel internal components
- Anodized aluminum parts for added corrosion resistance
- Teflon lined self-lubricating mono-ball attachment points
- 3” travel at the shock which equals 6-8” at the wheel
- Set weighs 12 lbs.
- Dual internal fail safe stops for safety
- 100% serviceability
- Limited lifetime warranty
- Made in the USA by Veteran owned company
- 22,000 lb. pull test
- .375” or .5” lower heim attachment with 19,000 lb tensile strength
Made completely in the United States, the Stinger is unlike any tail wheel suspension ever introduced. Made from 7075/6061 billet aluminum and tested to exceed the highest industry standards, the Stinger is the first and only rear suspension in the light aircraft industry with three-way adjustability for caster, camber, and height. The Stinger features a scaled-down version of Acme’s base valve Black Ops shock with a separator piston and dual rate springs.
Unlike any other rear suspension product on the market the Stinger has the ability to set camber. If an aircraft has an off-set mount welded to its tail, the Stinger allows camber adjustments through the adjustment of heim joints. Each joint can be made longer or shorter to adjust camber side-to-side without having to cut or re-weld the mount.
The Stinger has already been put to the test by the aviation industry’s foremost authority in short-takeoff-and-landing (STOL) aviation, 2018 Valdez STOL record holder Toby Ashley, who has sung the product’s praises since first installing it on his aircraft earlier this year. “The Stinger is just plain awesome,” said Ashley. “I was able to drop the plane from seven feet up, locked up the brakes and the tail just fell down and stayed down. There was no shimmy or bounce whatsoever. Having triple adjustability is a game changer. The guys at Acme are on top of their game in the suspension industry and the Stinger is another groundbreaking product that these guys have developed.”
In addition to having its aluminum components anodized to resist corrosion, the Stinger also includes stainless steel shaft construction and internal components. While the Stinger is constructed to withstand the toughest STOL conditions, the Stinger is also lighter than an OEM spring while allowing for infinite adjustability on rate and damping.
Stinger Tail Wheel Suspension System features:
- Made in the USA
- Adjustable camber and caster
- Angle of attack adjustable
- Anodized 7075/6061 construction
- Stainless steel internal components
- Stainless steel shaft construction
- Infinite valving and spring combinations