JJ Wing Tie-Down Kit
The JJ Wing Tie Down Kit is a simple, yet effective solution for anchoring your wings to the ground. It is especially helpful if your glider does not have tie-down fittings. As you can see in the photo at right, the system uses a padded aluminum wing saddle and tie-down ratchet straps with 2 hooks. The wing saddle fits over the trailing edge of the wing and the straps run around the leading edge of the wing and down to the hooks for attachment to an anchor. The system is designed to be small and lightweight - so you can take it along with you on your cross-country soaring adventures.
Note: The saddle must be used on a wing surface with a fixed trailing edge - not on a moveable control surface.
This version is for use mainly with single-seat gliders. For large sailplanes and motorgliders - see the heavy-duty version below.
Anchors are not included.
Note: Large and somewhat heavy items like these sometimes get scratched in shipment. Please understand if you find some scratches on the large aluminum parts. We do our best to prevent that from occurring, but that is difficult to avoid completely. Some of the units were scratched on the way from the manufacturer to Cumulus Soaring, Inc. We will package them well for shipment to you.
- Strong Recommendation: A wing stand under each wing is highly recommended in windy or gusty conditions in which the wind exceeds ~25 mph. Home Depot sells a solid, variable height stand for about $15, or ladder with pad on top makes a solid inexpensive wing stand.
- 2 padded aluminum wing saddles
- 2 tie-down ratchet straps with 2 hooks each, Width: 1 inch, Length: 15 feet, Breaking strength: 1500 Lb, Working Load Limit: 500 Lb.
- Anchors or spikes or stakes for securing the system to the ground. For that you may want to consider the CLAW system.
- Width: 7.8 inches (20 cm)
- Length: 7.5 inches (19 cm)
- Weight of complete kit (including 2 wing saddles and straps and hooks): 2.6 pounds (1.18 Kg)
- Brands JJ Sinclair
- Product Code: JJ-Wing-Tie-Down-Kit
- Availability: In Stock