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REDLINE SIDEWINDER POWER DRIVER

$1675.00/Each
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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

Long story short, its very heavy, very clunky, difficult to clamp on, guaranteed to take the paint off of your gear fork (at least on a 210), and unless you are 5 tall, you have to haunch over to use it. I found it hard to steer with. I called Redline and the guy was a total jerk, completely insulted that would say anything bad about his product. In short, I would not buy a Redline Sidewinder. Its a shame because it is very well made.

Mark K
June 10, 2019

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.

Brady D
January 12, 2019

Nice unit. Works well on my V35, even pulling it slightly uphill out of the hangar over a 1/2 threshold bump. Some basic operating instructions for the unit would be helpful for initial setup and operation.

Will
December 27, 2018

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.

David L
December 24, 2018

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!

Gash
November 30, 2018

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.

Stephen W
October 15, 2018

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 I’d been going through and sent me the correct adapter. Call sidewinder first! Don’t rely on AS to get it right.

Corby
June 28, 2018

Possibly the most useful tool I have for my Bonanza. Extremely well engineered and useful. It makes moving the Bonanza around a one handed operation. I like that I can carry it in the baggage compartment too and use it at out stations.

Alan K
May 15, 2018

This thing is well designed and beautifully made. Im proud to own it.

Bill A
April 21, 2018

My Bonanza seems to be much heavier these days. This tow-bar is the Bees-Knees.

Paul W
February 28, 2018

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 power unit has been modified for the specific purpose to be used as a tow bar. It is not designed to be used for any other purpose or application.

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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