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    How to Tie down your flexwing (parked outside)

    Hi
    Did a search but cant find the answer to this - either cos I dont have the right terminology or its really too easy an answer!

    Having only flown in Spain thus far with no wind...back in the UK..how do you tie down your Flexwing when parked and up to what winds are you safe to leave it battened down?

    I have in my possesion in a red tie down bag:
    3 x corkscrew metal ground pegs, 2 with rope tied on
    a bit of rope
    1 foot long bit of wood (broom handle sized/shaped)
    some webbing
    A velcro loop

    I also have roof rack straps with buckles.

    Thanks


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    The best way with a P&M machine is to remove the front strut, then drop the wing down onto the base bar.

    With that then on the ground, tie the wing down using your ground pegs and rope by undoing the inspection pockets and tie-ing the rope around the aluminium tubing.

    A bit like Kev's shown here
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    Thanks Vince..i have a Tanarg but will do the same thing


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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidR View Post
    Thanks Vince..i have a Tanarg but will do the same thing
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    Yes the Tanarg will hobble.

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    'Hobble'? Is that an official microlight term I've not heard yet?


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    Its what they do to camels to stop them wandering off, same thing I suppose...They do say if t is going to be really windy you should collapse the control frame and lay the wing flat on the ground and peg it down. Its in the Tanarg manual if you have it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodent View Post
    Its what they do to camels to stop them wandering off, same thing I suppose...They do say if t is going to be really windy you should collapse the control frame and lay the wing flat on the ground and peg it down. Its in the Tanarg manual if you have it.

    Nick
    And if you don't have the manual then shame on you as you can download it from the AC website for free.


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    New I had a Photograph somewhere.

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    Bob..i have the manual..i think..i have several!! The build manual, the wing manual, operations manual (2).. Im all manualled out..have to admit ive not seen info on tie down but then ill check i do actually have the right manual..


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