|Winch includes metal wind up drum, 100' of cable and 125' of control cord. Moves aircraft up to 6,000 lbs. Floor mount requires Wag-Aero Mounting Kit Cat. No. AW-001.|
This solution works great for my Piper Dakota Back in my T-hangar in both summer and winter situations. It was originally installed for winter, but helps a great deal during all seasons. I use a large bungee inline with the hook to remove shock during the towing process. The one I use is 800 lb test, but a smaller one would work. As long as the cable remains taut, there are no cable snag problems.
There is a major problem with this unit. It can not me used by one person. The cables and controller cord are long enough, the motor works fine. The problem is you have to have someone at the spool when pulling plane in. There is no guide, and the spool is too small so it is guaranteed for the wire to slip out of spool and get tangled. A guide like on a fishing reel would work as would higher sides on the spool.
Worthless - waste of money - have no idea why they have such a long remote cable since winch can not be used to reel in aircraft AND steer it from the nose with a tow bar - cable will bunch and get off reel - even manufacturer suggests having someone guide cable so what good is long remote - manual says it is a hoist meant to be used for vertical, straight pulls
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Per the supplier: 8 amps / 60 Hz
Per the supplier: No, this unit is not a free wheel. You need to use the controls to move the cable in and out.
Per the supplier: Yes, you use the controls to let the cable out and to bring the cable back in on the spool. When bringing the cable back in on the spool, it is recommended that you use a free hand to help spool the cable evenly on the wheel (so the cable doesn't bunch up in one spot).
Per the supplier: There is no data as for the speed of this product. This has never been tested for speed.
This unit is a 110V AC and 850 watt.
These have a 90 day warranty from the manufacturer.