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Pulling power

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Andy Wallace
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Pulling power

Post by Andy Wallace »

Guys would the hangar 9 Pawnee with an 80cc Zenoah twin be capable of towing a 3 or 4 metre glider. I've an Aerotow day coming soon and I'd like to fly the Pawnee
I'm not in a position at the minute to buy a 100cc engine

Thanks
Andrew

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Barry_Cole
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Re: Pulling power

Post by Barry_Cole »

Yes, Easilly.
:D :D :D :D

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Andy Wallace
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Re: Pulling power

Post by Andy Wallace »

Thank you so much Barry Cole
I thought i had make a very expensive mistake 😲😲
Thanks
Andrew

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Barry_Cole
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Re: Pulling power

Post by Barry_Cole »

Andy,
My tug has a Z62 with a tuned pipe, so much the same power as the Z80. I can tow up 6Mtr 35Lb glider with care.

You should have no problems with 3-4 Mtr gliders.

This one is quite big..

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Elliot Howells
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Re: Pulling power

Post by Elliot Howells »

Barry's not wrong! your pawnee and an 80cc engine sound perfect, you'll easily tow 6m models with that, just perhaps a bit more scale than the 100+cc models.

I'd love a pawnee ;)

Ell.

Andy Wallace
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Re: Pulling power

Post by Andy Wallace »

Thanks Elliot
I'm going to test it out this Sunday 😁😁

Andy Wallace
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Re: Pulling power

Post by Andy Wallace »

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I've changed from the 3 bladed prop to the recommended 24 X 10 2 bladed prop

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