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Old Nov 15, 2012, 03:43 PM
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New tug for "light aerotow"-- e-flite Super Cub w/ OS40FP

I just maidened my new E-flite Super Cub tug today, with an OS40FP glow engine in the nose. First outing was uneventful, and the Super Cub performed exactly as I had hoped. Plenty of power for hauling gliders up to 5lbs or so. A real keeper!

We are going to start doing some "light aerotow" here in the Pac NW next season, at Big Birds field in Monroe, with this tug and another electric tug (Big Nifty 80). We hope to see some increased activity among those who have small scale and non-scale sailplanes in the "light" category (approx. 1/6th-scale, or around 3m span or less). This would include anything from small glassies, like my 88oz, 3.1m Duo Discus, to foamie fun gliders like the Cularis, to poly 2m gasbaggers. Whatever you got that sits at home too much and needs some good airtime-- with the kind of launches only a tug can provide.

Sounds like fun to me!
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