glider towing

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Sep 19, 2018
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#1
I don't believe I can legally install a tow hook on my 8kcab...since no flaps.
Glider towing is actually quite enjoyable.. our club uses a Pawnee PA25-250..
plenty of power and loads of fun...
really good way to build more tailwheel time and with lots of different wind conditions.
 
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#3
If you are interested in a hook, for glider towing I have one off a 7gcbc I would part with. You could check the stc for applicability.
 
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#4
One of my friends has been towing gliders for years with his Super D, another about to fit a hook and do it too.
 

Bob Turner

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#6
Flaps are drag. I would think one would want to minimize drag when towing. If it is any help, my Dec goes up at 1200'/min, accoding to my ancient R/C ind. That's probably enough power to pull a glider.
 
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#7
ok, all good info! I'll see if I can find the STC to see if I can fit it to my 8KCAB. was told that I couldn't... which I
took at face value...
I do know that glider towing is an absolute blast....especially on the way down after the glider releases!
 
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#8
I'm recovering a 79 7GCBC (with flaps) and it has the tow cable installed but no hook or release mechanism by the seat.... just the cable. There is an STC for the installation back when the plane was just a couple of years old. I'd like to keep it and have a hook for future towing. Looking for a hook if anyone has one or knows of one.