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May 28, 2012, 03:33 AM
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Hey everyone, I have a Fun Cub with a Power 25 on it that I can easily tow a Cularis with. If you're looking for tows with a glider around that size or smaller, let me know. I usually fly at Coyote Basin Park off Cave Creek Rd and Beardsley just beside the Costco parking lot in North Phoenix. Good luck everyone and happy towing
Last edited by silentwarrior; May 29, 2012 at 09:46 PM. Reason: Pictures
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Jul 27, 2012, 10:22 PM
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I am in Rockford IL, my tug is a Rascal 110 with a PTE 36, I tow out of KIESELBURG FOREST PRESERVE in Roscoe IL.

I am building an Senior Telamaster right now that should be capable of sailplanes up to 12 - 13 lbs when I get done with it.
Aug 19, 2012, 01:38 PM
Yea, I fly dusty planes..
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I am 40 miles N.E. of New Orleans in Angie La. I have my trusty 80" Pawnee with a 80 size w/8S that has plenty of juice. I also have a 60 acre spread up here for nothing but flying. Dave/zeezee
Oct 06, 2012, 04:56 PM
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If you are looking for some Aerotowing Action in Quebec,

Just head on down to the Quebec Aerotow Association.

We are located in St-Armand, Quebec, Canada.

We have an AMR payload master 100, An AMR Trainer 50 with a 62cc, A 40% Decathlon and an AMR Air Tractor 401-B.

Looking forward to seeing you.

Last edited by Charlescd; Oct 21, 2012 at 02:54 PM.
Oct 21, 2012, 12:07 PM
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Funcup towplane

Funcup towing a 4,85 meter glider. (0 min 54 sec)

Towing a 4:1 scala Wiesel
3,8 meter and 6,8 kg.
No problem.
Funcup towing 3,8 meter Wiesel. (1 min 49 sec)

Giga Wiesel action (1 min 36 sec)
Last edited by SpeedsterDEN; Apr 11, 2013 at 02:25 PM.
Nov 15, 2012, 04:43 PM
Where's the lift?
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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!
Last edited by dgliderguy; Dec 06, 2012 at 02:24 AM.
Mar 06, 2013, 01:05 PM
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Four Higher!

I am the primary Tug for the Portland area soaring society (PASS). We have Three Tugs, 1/3 scale Model Tech j-3 with 48cc 3-w up front for the smaller ones. A 1/3 scale World models Super Cub with a 80cc twin Zenoah up front for the 4 to 6 meter. ( a real work horse!!) and this year we have a new 40% mr. Mulligan with a 160cc twin ZDZ up front equipped with an electric start. (very nice safety feature). This Tug was built specifficly for towing in mind and will do just that! Stop by when yur in the Portland area. My E-Mail is Pics to follow soon.
Apr 06, 2013, 12:34 AM
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Washougal WA aerotowing

I have a tow plane that is capable of towing up to an 8 pound glider. If anyone would like to come to the fern prairie modelers flying club I am a good tug pilot and there is also another younger kid that does well as a tug pilot. I will try to get some pics of our next aerotow to post. Feel free to pm me for my phone number if you would like to aerotow.
Apr 15, 2013, 06:11 PM
Multi-Platform Pilot
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My Pawnee in Jacksonville FL has been upgraded to 120cc so, unless you want to drag up a full scale, we should be able to accomadate you.
Jun 09, 2013, 03:43 AM
Where's the lift?
dgliderguy's Avatar

Giant Aeromaster biplane tug Monroe WA

Here is my new Giant Aeromaster, from the Great Planes ARC kit (almost-ready-to-cover). DLE55 power, 17.5lbs AUW, Ultracote cover, good for towing gliders up to 5m span and 15lbs. Will be towing out at CMAA "Big Birds" field in Monroe WA this season.
Last edited by dgliderguy; Jun 15, 2013 at 06:15 PM.
Jun 15, 2013, 11:33 AM
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Sæby modelflyve club, North Denmark.

33 % Hangar 9, Piper Pawnee.
3,3 meter span, 17 kg, 120 cc Zdz 2 cyl boxer engine.

33% Piper Pawnee, towplane. (2 min 38 sec)

Pull test:

Piper Pawnee, motor test (0 min 17 sec)

Giga beer lift (1 min 33 sec)

Jun 16, 2013, 11:05 AM
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We have a Pawnee with 3w 106 and Super cub with 3w 60 in Olympia WA. Our club field has 2000ft grass runway. If interested in doing some towing drop me a message or contact Thom at Remote Control Hobbies in Lacey.

Jun 21, 2013, 05:09 PM
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Denver south aerotow

I can do aerotow at Chatfield. Piggyback as well. Have done both at the same time. Have done up to 4 meter DG 1000.
Oct 17, 2013, 10:25 AM
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38% Bill Hemple Super Decathlon

Power is a DLE-170. We are not sure what the tow limit is but it hauls up a 50lb glider with ease. I'm located in the Huntsville Alabama area and we fly off of a full scale private airport with a 2300ft grass runway. The club is working on setting up a monthly aerotow event. Please go to for the details to be posted soon.

Newest addition to the fleet is a Hanger 9 Beaver powered by a Evolution 7 cylinder radial.

email me at
Last edited by Battman540; Sep 19, 2014 at 04:45 PM.
Dec 07, 2013, 10:34 PM
Cloud Dancer, Melbourne, FL
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I have the 3.2m Pilatus Porter with DA85 on tuned pipe. I just traded for an Aerobeez Wilga with a 3W 75. No pictures of the Wilga at this time.

We fly out of the Coca, FL, land fill and have a beautiful flying site.

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