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Old Feb 07, 2013, 01:23 PM
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Tow hooks


Hi
Does anyone know an inexpensive source for tow hooks or something that can be modified from Home Depot to make one?
Thanks
Ray
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Old Feb 07, 2013, 03:28 PM
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Hi
I forgot to mention that the tow hook is for a 3M built up sailplane that weighs approximately 64oz
Thanks again for any suggestions
Ray
Old Feb 07, 2013, 03:44 PM
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See if Taylor has what you're looking for in stock.
http://www.soaringstuff.com/product/sailplane-hardware/

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Old Feb 07, 2013, 05:20 PM
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Perfect!
Thanks Curtis,
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Old Feb 07, 2013, 05:40 PM
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I have used 1/8" hanging hooks fro HD/Lowes for many years, just took a little work to get the right shape.

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Old Feb 07, 2013, 06:01 PM
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Cup hooks (long wood threaded with an L bend at the other end). About $1 for 2 or 3 depending on size. Put it in a vise, bend/pound to L shape about 1/4" from the threads, then cut off the excess. Been using these for years.

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Old Feb 07, 2013, 06:25 PM
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JT described better than me, but what he said!

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Old Feb 07, 2013, 07:38 PM
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Cup hooks (long wood threaded with an L bend at the other end). About $1 for 2 or 3 depending on size. Put it in a vise, bend/pound to L shape about 1/4" from the threads, then cut off the excess. Been using these for years.

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Old Feb 07, 2013, 08:00 PM
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Several different ones available here.... a bit more spendy than home depot cup hooks, but no bending/pounding in a vice is required

http://www.isthmusmodels.com/accesso...cessories.html
Old Feb 07, 2013, 10:24 PM
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I have several of tow hook's on hand and make one's from L hook's from HD but I sand the wood thread's off and use a die to get machine thread's on them. I'll round up my stock and bring them with me to Maxwell. Let me know.
Old Feb 07, 2013, 10:44 PM
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When you say "cup hook", do you mean like this?

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HD has a varity of different size right angle hook's over in their packaged hardware area they come 2-3 to a package. I like them cause they are already bent. The smallest one's can be used for HLG's, the next size can be used for 2m-2.5m. and can be a direct replacement for the old Airtronic's adjustable type. The bend is short and if you don't trim out your glider for the type of launch you do you may get a pop off. But I've seen the same issue's with the store bought tow hook's.
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Old Feb 08, 2013, 05:36 AM
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Yep!
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Thanks for the clarification. When I searched for "cup hook" at Home Depot I saw a whole lot of the other thing.


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