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Advice - TUG lines

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Rocket_ric
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Advice - TUG lines

Post by Rocket_ric » 24 May 2018, 18:28

hi all

my jodel robin is nearly ready for testing rx arrived today just nee to install tug point

would like to know what the min and max to line length are? i have picked up a 50m line

where to have a in-line chute as apart of it or just tie a bright coloured cloth

would like to have inline chute so i can see the end where do i get one or make one?

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Re: Advice - TUG lines

Post by Barry_Cole » 24 May 2018, 19:08

Rick,

30-40 Mtrs is a normal line length, I use 30Mtrs. We used to be able to buy parachutes for the lines, but the guy has stopped making them. You can make a nice flag out of a piece of Rip Stop Nylon from a kite shop or supplier. PLEASE do not use lady's knickers, it is childish, and just not right.

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Re: Advice - TUG lines

Post by Rocket_ric » 24 May 2018, 19:25

there's is this
http://www.hobbyclub.com/index.php?main ... a6ace59a98

and gliders do a parachute

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Re: Advice - TUG lines

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Re: Advice - TUG lines

Post by Barry_Cole » 24 May 2018, 19:27

Yes, either of those might do.

:D :D :D :D

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Re: Advice - TUG lines

Post by Rocket_ric » 24 May 2018, 19:35

at buckminster event i saw a line with a conical shaped at one end what is that called

and if possible i can get some rip stop nylon i would line to have a go at making a protoype

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Re: Advice - TUG lines

Post by Rocket_ric » 24 May 2018, 20:09

found this

https://www.hyperflight.co.uk/products. ... ag-pennant

which i can make for 6£

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Re: Advice - TUG lines

Post by Tonyh » 24 May 2018, 20:58

£10 you could get 6 thongs for that!!! :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:
just make sure that when you fit the pendent that it is far enough up the line that if you get a hang-up that you can see it behind the glider and not trashing the glider .
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Re: Advice - TUG lines

Post by Pat Marsden » 25 May 2018, 06:48

Richard

The line you saw me using at Buckminster was a 36mtr length of builders twine from Jewsons, comes ready at that length and is perfect for all sizes of gliders. Generally speaking a 25 to 30mtr length is perfect for most gliders but the bigger stuff usually tows nicer behind a longer length. I use a cheap thong on the end of the line ( much to Barry Cole's disgust ) from Primark or similar, tie it around 15ft from the end of the line so that it can easily be seen both behind the tug and if the glider end up coming back with the line ( as Tony H has said above ). At the glider end of the line I use a heavy duty fishing clip that locks and has a built in swivel, the glider tow loop easily clips into this and stays secure.

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Re: Advice - TUG lines

Post by Rocket_ric » 25 May 2018, 09:14

Pat Marsden wrote:
25 May 2018, 06:48
Richard

The line you saw me using at Buckminster was a 36mtr length of builders twine from Jewsons, comes ready at that length and is perfect for all sizes of gliders. Generally speaking a 25 to 30mtr length is perfect for most gliders but the bigger stuff usually tows nicer behind a longer length. I use a cheap thong on the end of the line ( much to Barry Cole's disgust ) from Primark or similar, tie it around 15ft from the end of the line so that it can easily be seen both behind the tug and if the glider end up coming back with the line ( as Tony H has said above ). At the glider end of the line I use a heavy duty fishing clip that locks and has a built in swivel, the glider tow loop easily clips into this and stays secure.

Pat




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Thanks Pat

I bought a 50m cone of braided builders line from Lidl, I will be off to the local tackle shop, for the short term I will make a tie on pennant, but I'll make an inline conical or small chute at a later date.

My final line will be 40m

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