|The iTowBot's loading sequence is as easy as driving the unit directly under the nosewheel of your aircraft. The iTowbot is engineered so that when the aircraft loads, the weight of the loaded aircraft does not inhibit its zero-turn capability. This allows the operator to articulate the aircraft in a manner that places it ahead of all other towing equipment. Releasing the aircraft is just as easy. A foot-operated release allows the operator to unlock the swivel carriage and merely back out from beneath the nosewheel. Now the operator can simply drive the unit back to its spot in the hangar....no tugging, pushing or rolling up extension cords required! Trace TowBots offers a precision, ruggedly built towing machine that will allow the user to position aircraft in close quarters with ease. The iTowBot has the ability to rotate the aircraft inside of its own wingspan. With its hybrid zero-turn capability and fully-articulating self-locking carriage, turn limits of the aircraft nose wheel cannot be exceeded. The powerful 24VDC motors are regulated for smooth starts and stops while delivering the power you need to put your aircraft asset out on the ramp or back in the hangar. The iTowBot was specifically designed to provide adequate distance for the operator to tow an aircraft while stepping back to visually clear the areas around the aircraft. The operator should exercise caution in selecting the vantage point from which to operate the iTowBot. This is a picture of the nosewheel strut damage caused by exceeding the turn limits with a conventional tug. This cannot happen with the iTowBot, since the front wheel remains stationery while the iTowBot is free to turn through 360°. With its hybrid zero-turn capability and fully-articulating self-locking carriage, turn limits of the aircraft nose wheel cannot be exceeded. The DX2.0 transmitter is designed to provide bulletproof 2.4 GHz spread spectrum radio link. With the DX2.0 DSM system there are no worries of frequency clip or radio interference from noisy motors or no reason to be concerned that someone may turn on a radio on your channel. The unit is user-friendly and offers many features and functions that the operator may desire. The receiver is bound to the transmitter at our facility prior to shipment so that the receiver will only recognize its specific transmitter that comes with your iTowBot. During the binding process, the motor fail safe positions are also set to further provide another level of safety.|
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This will have a 4" ground clearance.
Per supplier: This will weigh 625lbs and it is about the size of a pallet.
The iTowBot is controlled wirelessly by a Spektrum DX2S remote. There is no camera on the device so it must be operated a safe location where you can see the iTowBot.
Yes, per the manufacturer it will work.
They use two unit specific batteries and they are included with the unit.
Per Vendor: "Yes, it can be used for a tailwheel aircraft. We do sell an insert that installs in the single wheel carriage."