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Apr 15, 2010, 12:07 PM
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Best place to put a tow hook


I have this old EZ glider with the motor removed,And I want to use a Hi start....so were would the best spot be to place a tow hook.I made this tow hook out of 2 paces of plywood and will be gluing it in.....Any idea guys
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Apr 15, 2010, 12:32 PM
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Why not glue some plywood (say 3/16 or 1/4" x 1 x 1/2) flush with the fuse and use a screw in 'L' hook. Then you could move it if needed?
Apr 15, 2010, 01:42 PM
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When putting plywood into the fuselage, watch out for the plastic tube in which the antenna runs. That tube is about a quarter inch up from the bottom of the fuselage.

The sweet spot for a tow hook on the glider version of an Easy Glider is right at the rear of the recess for the supplied plastic tow hook. However, that doesn't help you too much because your Easy Glider has no recess.
Apr 15, 2010, 02:30 PM
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When putting plywood into the fuselage, watch out for the plastic tube in which the antenna runs. That tube is about a quarter inch up from the bottom of the fuselage.

The sweet spot for a tow hook on the glider version of an Easy Glider is right at the rear of the recess for the supplied plastic tow hook. However, that doesn't help you too much because your Easy Glider has no recess.
Dick helped dial in Nicks' Easy Glider last year at the Easy Glider Contest at Davis Field.

Until we moved the tow hook back, it simply wouldn't stop popping off.

I drilled a hole then and there, and Ken, I think, gave me a piece of L-bend with one end threaded.
I ca'd a piece of hardwood into the hole I drilled, and screwed the hook in with some more ca.

Worked like a charm.

If you want, I will go and measure exactly where we put it.
Apr 15, 2010, 03:12 PM
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David Layne
Directly under CG is usually best. If you want to be extra-safe, move it forward a bit, maybe 1/4 inch. Best is to make it adjustable, start a little forward of CG and move it back until you get the launch you want, or until it starts to get unstable on tow.

Good luck,

DLD
Apr 15, 2010, 07:13 PM
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Kenny Sharp would you do that measure for me,thank you....I have a 2.4 system so no antenna tube....Do you all see the line I made on the pace of plywood....So that line would be about 1/4 inch forward the CG line ''DLD''?
Apr 16, 2010, 05:27 AM
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Kenny Sharp would you do that measure for me,thank you....
Exactly 2 3/4 inches from the leading edge of the wing.....works great!

Interestingly, the stock tow hook is 1 1/2 inch from the leading edge!
Apr 16, 2010, 08:34 AM
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So Kenny that the hot spot.....Thank you guys for info.


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