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REDLINE SIDEWINDER POWER DRIVER

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Overview

Note: for 220v, the 220v charging accessory will need to be purchased separately. Please see the "Accessories" tab for part number 13-10436.

Powerful and portable, the Sidewinder will forever change the way you move your aircraft. Powered by Milwaukee’s top of the line 28V power unit with a long-lasting, lithium-ion battery pack, Sidewinder weighs less than 22 pounds, collapses to 27” and stows easily in your baggage compartment. Made in the USA using 4130 Chromoly material. The Sidewinder comes with a battery and 110V charger. Carrying Case shown in the image is sold separately. See Accessories. Please specify aircraft model when placing an order.

Beechcraft Bar Fits: Bonanza, Baron, Travel Air, T-34

Cessna Single Engine Bar Fits: 172RG, 177RG, 182RG, C-210, but all EXCEPT the C-177 will require the Handle Extension Tube 15" (P/N: 13-06856)

Cessna Twin Engine Bar Fits: C-310, C-320, C-340, C-414, C-421

Piper Bar Models: Fits only Arrow and Lance
* Malibu & Matrix require the use of the 15-inch Extension Tube.
* Meridian requires the 30” Extension Tube.

Mooney Bar Fits: All Mooney Models

Eclipse Bar Fits: All Eclipse Models
* 15" Extension Tube is required

Rockwell Bar Fits: 112/114

Safety Precautions

  • It is a good practice to avoid handling the Sidewinder off of the airplane with the battery installed. It is recommended that you install the sidewinder on the aircraft and then attach the battery.

  • Before detaching the Sidewinder from the aircraft be certain that the switch is in the locked (centered) position or, better yet, remove the battery. Always keep your hands away from the chains and sprockets.

  • Also, if the drill trigger should ever stick in the on position while the machine is in use, do not attempt to remove the battery! Immediately remove roller pressure from the tire.
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Reviews

Best thing I ever bought for my Mooney. Pushes up hill with ease. Works well as long as there is no ice or snow on the ramp, so not a substitute for a larger tug, but much easier than anything else to use most of the time. Folds up nice and fits in the baggage compartment well, so nice to travel with.

Dustin K
August 21, 2020

Great piece of equipment! I can easily maneuver my Bonanza anywhere. Well made. Heavy enough to get the job done but light enough to carry on a cross country. Highly recommend.

Paul R
August 17, 2020

Works as promised on my P Baron. Quite surprising that a small unit can move a large airplane. The battery seems to drain rapidly, so I’ll likely get a 2nd to have for longer pulls across the ramp.

George G
August 4, 2020

very pleased with my electric tug and tow bar ! Delivery was very fast from the US to Europe .

Goyvaerts
July 28, 2020

the best tug out there and simple!

Bruce C
July 21, 2020

This is the most amazing tool to move an aircraft. Slow, fast but not faster than a comfortable walk. Release the trigger and the aircraft stops instantly. It may be a little spendy but saving one crunch will more than pay for it.

David S
July 13, 2020

I bought the Sidewinder for my new-to-me Baron B55. I tend to depart and arrive from my home airport at odd times when the line-guys are not there - this little device, while pricey, is heavy-duty, easy to use, and has a great quality feel to it. It give great controllability in moving the aircraft into and out of a fairly tight hangar, folds up to travel with the airplane, and is easy to attach/un-attach to the nose gear. Based on the quality of build, I suspect it will last as long as I keep the airplane. As always, Aircraft Spruce shipping was excellent. I wish they offered FedEx as an option, but you cant get everything!

Stephen M
July 10, 2020

Excellent product and would recommend it to anyone with a Piper Lance!

Rene B
July 6, 2020

I recently purchased the Sidewinder because I thought it would be more portable than my existing Robotow. Both the Robotow and Sidewinder work well, but I give the edge to the new sidewinder. It will pull my Bonanza out faster, it folds up and is definitely more portable, and I like the way it attaches to the airplane better. Time will tell how the battery holds a charge and how long it will last. But currently Ill give the unit 5 stars. well done

Greg A
February 11, 2020

This is an amazing product, hands down. I have a tight hangar situation with another airplane above mine, on a lift. When putting my Debonair into the hangar, alignment and vision is critical. The Sidewinder enables me to stop pushing and pulling on a tow bar, straining with my head down. I dont need to use multiple setup attempts and break a sweat now! The Sidewinder has significantly more power than needed, but the controls enable smooth application of that power to enable a methodical movement of the plane. I can make slow alignment movements and then speed up once everything is ready. Being lightweight, this is a real game changer. The only fault I can find is that there were no instructions in the box. That being said, there is an FAQ on the Redline web sight that clarified any remaining questions.

Robert W
February 5, 2020

Q&A

Q: What is the warranty period for the Redline Sidewinder Power Driver? Part # 13-06855

Per the supplier: "This product has a 5 year limited warranty. We have yet to have a mechanical issue with a Sidewinder product."

Q: Regarding Part # 13-06855: I have a 1978 Cessna 172N, Is this product compatible with my aircraft? Is so, will it work with wheel pants on?

Per vendor: Yes, this will work for a 1978 Cessna 172N. No, this will not work with the wheel pants on.

Q: I recently purchased the Sidewinder for moving my PA-32 Saratoga. i like it execpt the handle is so short that i have to bend over (beneath the prop spinner) to use it. i, thus, cannot see where i'm steering. Questions: Will purchasing an extender allow me to 'stand up' and have better visibilty while moving the aircraft? Is the extender bar easy to install? Can I readily install it myself? Does the extender bar negate the ability to use the carrying bag?

Per Redline: There should be no issue using the 15-inch extension P/N# 13-06856. It takes about 2 minutes to install it. As for fitting in the bag, you will have to remove the drill motor, which is easily done.

Q: It looks like this will be perfect for moving my Mooney ovation. Can the right angle drill be used by itself for home projects?

The drill can be used alone as a regular battery powered drill with the addition of a chuck available from the manufacturer.

Q: I have a PA-24-250 Comanche. Does the sidewinder attach via the two holes in the upper part of the nose gear casting or by the nosewheel axle?

This product will not fit a Piper Commanche. On compatible aircraft, it will attach to the lugs on the nosewheel.

Q: The description says a 15 extension is required for the Eclipse. Is that extension included in the price of part # 13-06861?

No, this does not come with he extension. You will need to purchase part # 13-06856 separately for the extension tube.

Q: Does the Redline Sidewinder come with a charger?

Yes, they come standard with a 110 volt charger and a battery.

Q: It appears that there is a bar for use with a twin Cessna. None of the reviews is from someone who has a twin. Can this move a 310 with full fuel?

Yes, this can be used with a Cessna 310 with its tanks full of fuel.

Q: What is the shipping weight of the Redline Sidewinder Power Driver?

Approx 27 lbs.

Q: The description makes it sound like this only works with retractable gear Cessnas. Will it also work with fixed gear? I have a 172M model.

No, the Cessna version will not work with fixed gear Cessnas.

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