towing a glider

Can any one give me some advise on the rope a have to use(length, weight,
etc)?
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Demon
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For my limited experience I've used a line about 20m long, made from 150lb monofilament fishing line. I tow with a 1/4 scale Aeronca Champ with Zenoah 45... the biggest plane I've towed weighed about 9-10lb. Just be sure you tie a large brightly coloured rag to the line, just in case both pilots release about 1/4 mile out... Been there, done that, never did find it...
-- Philip Rawson
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Philip Rawson
????? What didn't you find?
"Philip Rawson"
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Joe D.
The tow-line. *Both* pilots released it 1/4 mile out. Hence the advice to tie a brightly-coloured rag to it.
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John Privett
I'm towing with a 25 m braided nylon line, red/white marker tape. The marker tape is just a reference in the air. A lost line is almost always lost. ... Tow plane is 1/4 Balsausa cub with ZDZ 40.
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Sam Norway. .
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Sam Houlder
I am planning on building a 1/3 scale Sig Spacewalker with a 3W 70 for a glider tug.... any links to release mechanizms? --bob
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Checkursix
Here's a couple to get you started. Try Alan's page for more links under aero towing
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John Alt
Nose tow release:
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Don Hatten
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scroll down to "Aero Towing - Gliders & Banners." = Aero Towing - Release mechanism diagrams - site down, email Alan for copy. Banner Towing Sail Planes Unlimited = Articles & Tips Scale Soaring - Aerotowing Aerotow Gliding - Graham Warren
regards Alan T. Alan's Hobby, Model & RC Links
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A.T.
This is as simple as it gets..
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It's from the 35% Bellanca I'm building, engine is ZDZ 160. Some other building pictures is towards the end of this thread:
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Sam Norway
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Sam Houlder

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