Hook-N-Pull™ Tie Downs feature closed end "S" hooks made from high quality steel with heavy plating, and tie down bards are made from high grade aluminum, hardened for strength and ball burnished and anodized. Furnished with either 3/8" or 1/2" diameter nylon rope.
3/8" dia. are designed for Light aircraft, Home Builts, and Take-a-long.
1/2" dia. are designed for Heavy Singles and Light to Medium Twins.Tie-down - Measured* lengths:
Low wing & Tail Tie-downs max. reach: 54 inches. (3 ft. Measured)
High wing Tie-downs max. reach of 108 inches. (7 ft. Measured)
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All of the Tie-Downs are made with the highest quality 3 strand twisted nylon rope available. Nylon shows excellent resistance to abrasion, rot, mildew, petroleum products, and most chemicals. Nylon also has a slight elastic characteristic which resists shock loads that could otherwise damage aircraft.
Measure to the closest foot, the distance from the ground anchor to the planes point of attachment. Use this foot mark to determine the tie-down length. HINT: Be sure to measure both sides, as the plane may be closer to one anchor then the other.
SHORTENING A TIE-DOWN
Hook-N-Pull™ Tie-downs can be shortened by pulling the tie-down bar away from the half knot and tying a third half knot close to the bars new position.
Simple as tightening a tent line. A bit pricey, and the short/tail version is not in stock.
As soon as I pulled these out of the box I was skeptical. One of the ropes was frayed and the tightening mechanism did not inspire confidence. But, I thought, â€śthey must work better than they lookâ€ť. As it turns out, they donâ€™t. The first time the plane was exposed to a significant wind with these tie downs, both wing tie downs loosened off, and one loosened off so much that it detached from the ground anchor. If you need a tie down that will actually do the job when it counts, find a different tie down. Iâ€™ll be returning these to Aircraft Spruce because they canâ€™t be trusted to hold when they are actually needed.
These tie downs are sold individually. So to have one for each wing and the tail, you would need to order quantity 3.