Sportcruiser Tow bar

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Sportcruiser Tow bar

Postby OC Flight Lessons » Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:37 pm

Can anyone suggest a cheaper option for a tow bar than what I was quoted $395 from the Czech dealer rep? My 152 is only $60.

Thanks!
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Re: Sportcruiser Tow bar

Postby drseti » Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:55 pm

There was a "Hints for Homebuilders" column a couple of years back for a DIY tow bar made from inexpensive hardware store materials. Maybe do a search on the EAA website.
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Re: Sportcruiser Tow bar

Postby ShawnM » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:11 pm

OC Flight Lessons wrote:Can anyone suggest a cheaper option for a tow bar than what I was quoted $395 from the Czech dealer rep? My 152 is only $60.

Thanks!


I may know someone with a spare. I'll get back to you via PM.

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Re: Sportcruiser Tow bar

Postby drseti » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:20 pm

Remember that the tow bar is not a part of the aircraft. Thus, it does not need to meet ASTM concenus standards. Therefore, you are not obligated to pay the big bux to the dealer, and no LoA is required.
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Re: Sportcruiser Tow bar

Postby Parker » Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:52 am

For my Sportstar I went to a local welding shop, gave him a sketch and dimensions and he made me one. I think I paid $30.

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Re: Sportcruiser Tow bar

Postby drseti » Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:17 pm

Nice seeing you on the board, Parker. I didn't make it down to FL this year (I pulled a Douglas Corrigan and am in Boston right now) - but will certainly drop in on you next time I fly South.
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