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Old 01-04-2019, 06:46 PM
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Default Weak spring

I replaced the weak spring on the ACS bar with a turnbuckle.
Very easy.
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Old 01-04-2019, 07:04 PM
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Default Anyone Using a Bogi Bar to Push an RV-10?

I've bought the Bogi Bar and the nose wheel pins, but haven't finished my RV-10 yet. However it seems to be a very well constructed tow bar and the service from Richard Bogert has been great, so I would recommend them.

QUESTION
: I may have a line on an older lawn tractor for use as a tug, but I'm not sure if it will work to push the RV-10 backward into a hanger. There is a small up slope into my T-hanger, and not enough room to turn the plane around inside the hanger, so the plan is to push it into the hanger and then pull it out.

Any experiences or ideas would be appreciated.
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Old 01-04-2019, 07:11 PM
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Default =1 for the Bogi Bar !!

Bogi bar. .
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Old 01-04-2019, 07:46 PM
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A couple of other changes I made to that "Cessna Deluxe" AKA RV tow bar was to cut off one side of the T handle and weld in a smaller diameter tubing so it would fit in the hole on my lawn tractor. I then welded up the red bar with the jog in it. The jog was so the handle would clear the rear finder of my tractor and so I could hitch to my tractor without dismounting. Yes, there is a spring button on it, same as on my passenger stick so I can remove the red section.

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Old 01-04-2019, 08:19 PM
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Bogi-Bar here as well. I put some large snap bushings in the wheel pant holes for the tow bar...goes a long way toward protecting the paint.
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Old 01-06-2019, 10:33 AM
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Default That’s mine

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This is the one I use, probably similar to what you had.

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catal...clickkey=64870

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I have that tow bar. I tug my 9A in and out of the garage all the time with it. Fraction of the cost of the Bogi Bar. You could always add a latch if you wanted to.
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Old 01-06-2019, 11:06 AM
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I have had an electric tug for 38 years that I bought and used on my B-55 Baron. The setup is only good for a nose wheel. I have an RV 9. My T hangar has a swale in front of it that makes it a bit of a chore to get the plane out. There is also that pesky concrete lip at the entrance to the hangar that requires getting her back into the hangar a matter of building up a little steam and keeping up the momentum to get the mains over the concrete lip.
We have modified the tug attachment points. I just ordered and am waiting on the Flyboy Accessories extended axle for the tail wheel. The arms of the tug will slide under the axle ends. The mod to the tug attachment points now have the ability for the axle ends to sit inside the tug attachment arms. The weight of the tail will hold the tail wheel axels in place. The electric motor will easily move my 9 in and out of the hangar.
I will have the new axel within a few days and if I knew how to post pics I would post one. This has been an easy low cost mod that will make ingress and egress a piece of cake.
My concern about a mod to make my tug function like the bogi bar was the attachment coming off the axel like many have posted earlier in this thread. With the axel sitting in the attachment points the tail wheel is off the ground and the weight of the tail keeps everything in place.
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Old 01-22-2019, 01:47 AM
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Default Bogi bar?

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What do you think? Isn‘t a bogi bar bit to heavy for carrying it with in a light weight aircraft?
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Old 01-22-2019, 08:27 AM
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Blake has the Bogi bars. They work well.

https://www.flyboyaccessories.com/product-p/7091.htm
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Old 01-23-2019, 11:38 AM
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What do you think? Isn‘t a bogi bar bit to heavy for carrying it with in a light weight aircraft?
RV-A model Bogi Bar weighs in at 3 lbs 7 oz.
Tailwheel model is 3 lbs 3 oz.
RV-10 model weighs 3 lbs 6 oz.

For any folks with a tailwheel, you might also consider our Stainless Steel Tow Bar Bolts, which replace the axle bolt and have a 5/8" D lug on either end to accommodate a tow bar, as well as a flange at the base of the head and nut to keep your paint from getting scuffed.

We have two versions of different length that depend on which fork you have.
The bolt for the standard Van's fork and our Screaming Eagle fork can be found here: https://www.flyboyaccessories.com/product-p/1112.htm
If you have the Bell fork or our Condor2 fork, find it here: https://www.flyboyaccessories.com/product-p/1111.htm
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