Originally Posted by EricClark
Well that is what I'm unsure of. My SSS should weight around 5lbs AUW but I don't know what kind of power/weight ratio the tow plane should have to the glider. Just curious if there was a "rule of thumb" out there for tow planes.
Off the top of my head, i'd say you need about 400 watts on the SSS to take off smoothly, so if the tow plane has at least that extra available for thrust on takeoff, it's a starting guideline