Holds More Than Any Other Portable System on the Market.
Advanced Aircraft Anchoring System – The Claw® Aircraft Tiedown kit comes complete with three earth anchors, rope, spikes, hammer and canvas carry bag. The Harder You Pull, The More It Grips The Earth.
This is the second set of tie downs Iâ€™ve bought for use in two locations. The Claw works wonderfully and Iâ€™ve been very happy with it.
Itâ€™s a bit expensive and a bit heavy but it works well in the rocky soils common in new England which can be a problem for screw anchors. I need only 2 so spares are less of a problem. The reported breakages of anchors are a concern, however.
Nice kit, works good, but I also had one of the nails heads come off. Whats the deal there? No spare parts available at Spruce for this item.
Used this at the Cessna 150-152 Club Fly-In and at AirVenture. My only complaint was that when pounding in one of the spikes the head came off. That was the bad news. The good news is that it happened at AirVenture so I just went to the Claw booth in the vendor area with the head of the nail and showed it to them. They knew exactly what happened and gave me a new spike on the spot.
Head come off mine too and the hammer broke when pulling the spikes out
Each stake is approximately 10-1/2 inches long. Fully extended diameter is approximately 21 inches.
Total weight of the Claw kit is 8 lbs.
With any tie down system, it is only as good as the soil you put it in. The system works fine in frozen ground but not in pure ice. As for snow, performance will depend on the type of soil and the saturation level.