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Old 01-03-2019, 10:43 AM
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does anyone knows what kind of towbar I should buy? I have to replace the old one (one of the nice guys took mine while my RV9a was parked on the ramp and I couldn't find it anywhere ) The old one looked like a cessna's towbar. Would such a towbar fit to a RV9a?
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Old 01-03-2019, 10:45 AM
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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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Old 01-03-2019, 12:33 PM
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It works, it's economical but the spring isn't strong enough.

If you are wanting something for a longer time, buy a Bogi Bar.
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Old 01-03-2019, 12:59 PM
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I use that towbar on my taildragger. It came off and my plane rolled into my lawn tractor/tug, bending an elevator (Since re-skinned).

To keep that from happening again, I bent and welded this small piece of bar stock around it.
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Old 01-03-2019, 07:25 PM
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Bogi Bar, absolutely.
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Old 01-03-2019, 07:34 PM
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I use that towbar on my taildragger. It came off and my plane rolled into my lawn tractor/tug, bending an elevator (Since re-skinned).
Mine popped off when I was pulling the airplane into the hangar 6 months or a year ago.

My tailbone was bruised, but nobody was around to see it, so my ego remained intact.
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Old 01-03-2019, 08:00 PM
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Bogi bar in use daily for us.
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Old 01-03-2019, 08:54 PM
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Problems with the ACS model seem to be related to tailwheel use. I have had no issues with mine coming off, but I use it for steering the nose wheel while pushing or pulling on the prop. Iím sure the bogi bar is great as well, I just havenít had the need to upgrade.

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Old 01-04-2019, 12:21 PM
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Default WAG Tow Bar

This is what I've been using to move my kit/soon-to be airplane around the hangar. https://www.wagaero.com/ground-suppo...e-tow-bar.html
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Old 01-04-2019, 12:52 PM
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Mine popped off when I was pulling the airplane into the hangar 6 months or a year ago.

My tailbone was bruised, but nobody was around to see it, so my ego remained intact.
I've used that towbar (used to be known as a 'Cessna' towbar but looks like it has been rebranded as a "RV" towbar since they are so popular) with the RV-6 since 1999 but am careful about making sure it doesn't pop loose. I like Bill's mod and may do something similar. Because of concern about injury to my personal aging airframe (glad Kyle's wasn't more serious!) I now use a tug to pull the RV-6 back into the hangar with the same towbar.



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