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Old Jul 05, 2010, 07:36 AM
Talk soft, carry a big plane.
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New tow completed

New tow plane in Longmont / Boulder Colorado has been tested and is ready for work:
Unionville DHC2 MkIII Turbo Beaver - STOL landing (4 min 22 sec)

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Old Aug 04, 2010, 12:32 AM
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DA-100 120" span AMR Bigstick
Brisbane Australia.

Also tested tugs in the Region are: 80cc and a 50cc 1/4 scale Cubs,
80cc Volksplane and a 58cc AgWagon. Soon to have a 112cc 1/3 scale Cub and a DA120 124" Pawnee is planned as well.
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Old Aug 26, 2010, 10:17 PM
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I addition to my 3.2 meter Porter, I just added this big guy to my towing fleet! I can tow just about anything(up to 20oz)LOL

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Old Aug 29, 2010, 08:06 AM
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my new tug "big nuts the first"

Hey all well my new tug took to the air today, a tad tail heavy butnothing some lead can't fix, 40% scale 222cc, 34x10 prop, 4.88 meters span should be pretty much unstoppable on tow and is very easy to see.

1 30 first flight (2 min 10 sec)
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Old Aug 29, 2010, 01:18 PM
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Pegasus Lite in MInneapolis

THis is a totally re built Lanier Giant Stinger that we call Pegasus lite.
A well broke in Brison 4.2 (68cc) has successfully towed a LET Reiher 5.4 meter ( 27 pounds ) and smaller sailplanes to date. have about 20 tows on her now and it seems to have good power to weight ratio.
visit out club site
www.mrcss.org if you are ever up this way.

RIP 11-7-2011..totalled....
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Old Sep 14, 2010, 09:51 PM
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Super Cub added to the Minneapolis tow scene

Now towing, we have a 33% Balsa USA Super Cub (quite modified) with a DA-150 for power. Modeled after a back-country bush plane, this Cub features:

- Scale extended landing gear for prop clearance
- 12" diameter pneumatic wheels for more prop clearance
- Disk brakes for safe ground handling
- Canister exhausts

The Cub has over 100 tows to date. We know it can comfortably pull a 50 pound Salto...

Larry and Kevin
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Old Sep 17, 2010, 12:55 PM
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Austin Silent Fliers will have a tug by the end of Sept.

My tug will be in the air by next weekend. It's a modified AMR Trainer 50 with a ZDZ 80 (edit: large outrunner) on the nose. We don't have a scale sailplane scene here in Austin yet but I'm trying to inspire some more club members to become interested.

CLIP0050 (3 min 54 sec)
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Old Oct 25, 2010, 07:28 PM
Soar Tow 2
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Porter driver

I have a 3.2m Porter that has a DA 85. At this 4500 elevation im good to about 35 lbs. Mike Gibson 801-403-9374 Salt Lake City Ut.

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Old Jan 16, 2011, 07:42 PM
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Here's the famous Townado with a face lift.
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Old Dec 04, 2011, 06:27 PM
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Tug at Chualar Ca.

Hi Guys,
Just wanted to update the Tug locator near you thread.
I have a Piper Pawnee powered by a DA-85 and a Turbo Porter powered by a DA-100, both have towed at several Visalia events and at our home strip at
Chualar, Ca. I live in Salinas, CA. and would be more than happy to tow for any of you who would like to come to our strip. I can be contacted by e-mail at
demeeks@pacbell.net Your all welcome any time.
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Old Feb 13, 2012, 04:32 PM
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Wichita area.

We a Hanger 9 Pawnee with a DLE-111 should pull up to a 8 meter.
1/3 scale cub with 85cc, 6 meter
107" porter with O.S. 33, 4 meter
1/4 scale super cub with Evo 26, 4 meter
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Old Feb 19, 2012, 08:00 PM
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New to Vancouver Washington

Hi all,
I am new to W.A and have an Abell hobby aerial photography plane with a dle 30cc not sure what it will tow as the plane originally had a weak 26cc but pulled my 2.5 meter 5 pound glider ok. I will be ready to fly in two weeks.

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Old Apr 17, 2012, 10:06 AM
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AMR Payload Master100

Another TowPlane for California area with a happy Preimer Pilot.

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Old Apr 26, 2012, 05:43 PM
Onward and upward.
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I know this ain't much but it'll tow up to a 3 meter ship fairly well. It's a Telemaster Electro with an AXI 4120/18 and 6 cell LiPo and an APC 14x9 E-prop. It pulls a 2 meter ships like nothing's on the back. The 1/4 scale Super Cub is coming soon.

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Old Apr 27, 2012, 10:34 AM
DS will change your life
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Danmark, Nordjylland, Sæby
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Funcup from Multiplex

I know this ain't much, but it'll tow up to 3.6 meter and maybe more.
And 3,2 meter F3b fiberglass glider + 2,4 meter Speedster at the same time.
Easy to transport and cheap, but loads af fun.
Funcup towing a 3,6 meter glider (0 min 30 sec)

Funcup, towing 2 large gliders. (1 min 44 sec)

Rc. Amp draw, static / flight (1 min 40 sec)

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