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Old 06-05-2017, 10:35 AM
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What's the working and ultimate load on the tie down straps?

Do the tie down straps have safety snaps or "S" hooks?
"S" hooks are one jostle away from coming undone.

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As an FYI, I transport 4 dirt bikes on a trailer all the time with S-Hooks, and the bouncing around of the bikes always had me worried that the S-Hooks would come off. This is easily rectified though by taking a proper length bungy cord and latching it to the closed ends of the s-hook on each side. The constant pressure ensures the S-Hook is always pulled tight against the ground / aircraft tie-down points. Yeah it's an extra step, but I have never had a strap come off.
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Old 06-05-2017, 11:57 PM
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I'd tell you to contact Airglades airport (2IS).... But the new management has been skipping people on the "wait list".

I drive 1.3 hours to get to my plane. But it was worth it because the airport was great and I only flew on weekends anyway. I was just offered a place at an airport close to me... I am actually thinking about it since 2IS wants to raise gas prices, rent etc to "match" the coasts.... Uh, you are not on the coasts so you can't get ocean front prices.

But you are making the right moves, put your name on a bunch of lists and wait. I'll answer your other question in your other thread.
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Old 06-06-2017, 02:56 PM
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If its windy, tie it down really well.
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