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
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
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.
I have only used this unit a handful of time, but it works flawlessly. I have a robotow and it works well, but I wanted something a little more compact for transportation purposes. At this point, if I could only have one, I would keep the sidewinder.
Item is as advertised, but requires one to reverse a mount point. Not a big deal as it took about 5 minutes to do and tow-bar works well. Quick delivery and well packaged...
Easy to use right out of the box. Just charge the battery and itâ€™s ready to go. No assembly needed. Very well constructed. Can adjust speed with how hard you pull the trigger...ease it on! Folds up and storable in aircraft. I use it on a 1979 PA32RT-300 Lance. I could not physically push my Lance up the slight incline and over the hangar door tracks but the Sidewinder does it effortlessly. Be sure to measure Inside Diameter of nose gear axle before ordering. Mine was the smaller version. Should have purchased when I first researched it...would have saved my back! Highly Recommend!
I just received the Sidewinder and it lived up to its reputation for usefulness. It has plenty of torque and is very easy to use.
Works perfect on my V35B right out of the box. Cant believe I waited that long to get one. Absolutely great product. Fits in the plane if needed, and tows great. Far superior tow than gas powered for GA aircraft.
High quality, heavy construction. I use this with my Piper Saratoga and the standard length is fine. I dont see any need for the extension bar for my plane. Im really glad I bought this!
Just got it and have used it a few times. The product is wonderful. It would have been nice if it had come with some instructions! They included a manual for the drill motor and battery, but nothing for the unit itself. The video on their website was helpful, though.
The product works great but Aorcraft Spruce has no idea what adapter to sale for your airplane. After visiting w 3 customer service people finally got ahold of sidewinder company and they laughed at what Iâ€™d been going through and sent me the correct adapter. Call sidewinder first! Donâ€™t rely on AS to get it right.
Per the supplier: "This product has a 5 year limited warranty. We have yet to have a mechanical issue with a Sidewinder product."
Per vendor: Yes, this will work for a 1978 Cessna 172N. No, this will not work with the wheel pants on.
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.
The drill can be used alone as a regular battery powered drill with the addition of a chuck available from the manufacturer.
This product will not fit a Piper Commanche. On compatible aircraft, it will attach to the lugs on the nosewheel.
No, this does not come with he extension. You will need to purchase part # 13-06856 separately for the extension tube.
Yes, they come standard with a 110 volt charger and a battery.
Yes, this can be used with a Cessna 310 with its tanks full of fuel.
Approx 27 lbs.
No, the Cessna version will not work with fixed gear Cessnas.