Tomo Posted October 19, 2009 Share Posted October 19, 2009 G'day, After just recently going to Oakey for the flyin, I've been trying to think of a better way to tie the aircraft down... The screw things you can get are great for softish dirt, but are really hard to screw into our dry and hard soil at the moment, and the one peg/stake works really good when driven in far enough, but I had a bit of a hard time trying to pull them back out by hand! So I made up this little thing, I don't know if it's already been done before, but it seems to work pretty good. Using four pegs, pegging each corner down, for vertical pull - put the pegs on a large angle out, and for side ways pulling - just a little angle. I don't know how much it would handle, though I did tie a rope to the fourwheeler motor bike and all it did was lift the front wheels off the ground of the bike. Doing a jerk pull it did pull it out of the ground and bent the pegs, but that would be a fairly good amount of pull to do that! Just for comparison sake, the bike can tow a four wheel drive easily enough, so it would have a fair bit of pressure on the test pull I guess! The dimensions are 140mm square x 2mm thick 316 Stainless steel, also having a stainless steel pull loop. Weighing in at 300grams each, The pegs I just made from 6mm rod roughly about a foot long, four of those weigh about 280grams. I will probably make some out of stainless steel, that way it's all rust proof. So if you would like one, or three or whatever... They will probably run in at about $20 each or $25 with pegs... or Three for $55 or $70 with pegs. They are made out of all stainless components, hopefully the pegs will be also soon. Pictures to look at - [ATTACH]8891.vB[/ATTACH] [ATTACH]8889.vB[/ATTACH] [ATTACH]8888.vB[/ATTACH] [ATTACH]8886.vB[/ATTACH] [ATTACH]8890.vB[/ATTACH] [ATTACH]8887.vB[/ATTACH] Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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