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PostSubject: any one need a tow   Sun Feb 19, 2012 8:16 am

well my mentor has a new mod done to it.
so who is going to be first lol



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PostSubject: Re: any one need a tow   Sun Feb 19, 2012 8:58 am

Do you think it has the pulling power for an ASK21 2.6M wingspan Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: any one need a tow   Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:03 am

mmm not sure we can all ways try.think my tow hook would have to be bit more substantial.
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PostSubject: Re: any one need a tow   Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:06 am

Justin was thinking of given it a try with one of his gliders. the mentor has bags of pulling grunt.
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PostSubject: Re: any one need a tow   Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:07 am

Ok, it's this one: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=18041 flying weight of ~1.5kg
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PostSubject: Re: any one need a tow   Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:09 am

We were thinking of using the supernova as a glider tow a few years ago, could probably do 5 at a time lol. When you give it a go I'll bring the camera and the keycam too.
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PostSubject: Re: any one need a tow   Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:12 am

thats nice SAM i take it you have this. fibreglass that will be some weight.will find some thing of similar weight and see if the plane will pull it along the floor and get back to you
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PostSubject: Re: any one need a tow   Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:16 am

I will have to build it then, and wait for a good day Smile
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PostSubject: Re: any one need a tow   Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:21 am

from my sums it should pull it no problem if you are saying 1.5kg as my mentor is nearly 2kg and will pull that all day long id say.
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PostSubject: Re: any one need a tow   Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:26 am

not sure if justin has a tow line or not. but if you fancy trying sam i will buy some towline my self.
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PostSubject: Re: any one need a tow   Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:29 am

Yeah I will buy the HK nose tow line release too or make one up from something
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PostSubject: Re: any one need a tow   Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:41 am

Well done Jeff look forward to giving it a try. As for towline I used bricklayers nylon line and it works well.
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PostSubject: Re: any one need a tow   Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:48 am

just say when justin and will bring plane to the club Cool
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PostSubject: Re: any one need a tow   Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:57 am

the idea of the tail brace to keep the line away from the rudder is a good one
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PostSubject: Re: any one need a tow   Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:06 am

might be some thing i may do if it snags on the rudder or elevator. will stop the foam getting bruised too. for first attempt just going to put some fibreglass weave tape on for now.
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PostSubject: Re: any one need a tow   Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:19 am

Could try towing my wing up too jeff
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PostSubject: Re: any one need a tow   Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:52 pm

Hehe nice mod Jeff I have a few small planes you could hook up to test if you need em.
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PostSubject: Re: any one need a tow   Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:55 pm

keth you should be out flying lol
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PostSubject: Re: any one need a tow   Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:02 pm

Just catching up here Ron then I have some work to do before enjoying my week off work.
Do you still have those carbon motor mounts for the quad m8¿¿
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PostSubject: Re: any one need a tow   Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:05 pm

still have those carbon motor mounts for you bud no problums at all
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PostSubject: Re: any one need a tow   Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:21 pm

well me and Justin had a go at aero tow gliding.
the elements were against us but we tried.
more practise and we will have it nailed.

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PostSubject: Re: any one need a tow   Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:18 am

I thought the club already had a specific towing device paid for and for the use of all its members ?
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PostSubject: Re: any one need a tow   Fri Feb 24, 2012 6:09 am

we do scouse, but iv never used it and to be honest i think its not exactly pnp or small.
so it takes up model space in a car.
towing planes is new to me so its fun.
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PostSubject: Re: any one need a tow   Fri Feb 24, 2012 7:11 am

Last time i tried towing a plane jeff it did not go well, ask Ade what happened to his plane as he tried after me.....again not good

Yes i would try it again i reckon the aero bb plane i have would be up to the job, its a laugh if nowt else.
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