For tie-downs, we really liked a plane at Osh Kosh’s solution (I think it was Dave Scharfenberg’s Velocity, but I apologize if I mis-attributing that…). This system uses a rotating tie-down that is retracted for flight. There’s a bolt that arrests the tie-downs travel in both directions, and has a finger notch that protrudes below the wing surface when stowed. Very nice. We made ours out of similar 1/4″ AL to the factory’s (ugly) standard units.

Tie down Deployed

Tie-Down Retracted
For the nose tie-down, we elected to triax a hardpoint into the nose to which a push button latch pin is inserted for the tiedown.

Installing Hardpoint

Installing Hardpoint

Posted By: Brett Ferrell
Thursday October 23rd, 2003 at 10:29 PM

Categories: Final Assembly
Tags: Building Final Assembly Tie Downs

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