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I made my own with triangular plates with a stainless spike driven into the ground at an angle from each corner. Being at an angle to each other they lock into the ground very firmly if you don't pull them out one by one. Nev

 

 

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I have just seen a hangar built with footings like Nev posted above. four pipes driven through a base at about 45 degrees. Designed for cyclone country and better than concrete to put in.

 

I made screw in type with a 9mm rod and a round plate cut and twisted welded to the rod. OK except in dry conditions, when it was hard to get started.

 

 

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upload_2018-8-7_18-33-59.jpeg.efa245a13499cda8cf0c95a869271619.jpegI use this type of tiedown which came with the plane, recently on my trip to Ayers Rock I had no issue screwing them in to the hard red earth at Broken Hill & William Creek

 

Was blowing consistently around 40kts at Broken Hill in the way up and they never loosened a bit.

 

Need a little effort screwiing them right down but very secure, had the ropes splayed slightly forward & towards the wing tip side to the tie downs.

 

Proved their worth to me

 

 

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[ATTACH=full]61469[/ATTACH]I use this type of tiedown which came with the plane, recently on my trip to Ayers Rock I had no issue screwing them in to the hard red earth at Broken Hill & William CreekWas blowing consistently around 40kts at Broken Hill in the way up and they never loosened a bit.

Need a little effort screwiing them right down but very secure, had the ropes splayed slightly forward & towards the wing tip side to the tie downs.

 

Proved their worth to me

Went through 2 sets of these in short order, Useless in hard ground, the screw part snaps off leaving you with a tent peg. I used the star picket idea and never had a problem in 6 years.

 

 

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I recently ordered & received the “Big Srew tie down” the 18 inch screws & tie down straps & attachments look strong enough to use on a Dash 8, haven’t used it yet, will post update when back in Bne.080_plane.gif.36548049f8f1bc4c332462aa4f981ffb.gif

 

 

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Don't buy one of these.I broke the head off one peg ( brittle aluminium) and the plastic spanner slips on the head if ground is hard....

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I've got this set, I use a ring spanner, never had any problems wth mine. Haven't found any tie down sets that are perfect, they are all a trade off

 

 

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There was a review of tie downs about 12 months ago in ? what magazine. The only two conclusions that I remember were that a) The Claw was not very good and b) the tie downs that the Boy Scouts make and supply to pilots visiting Oshkosk are great. No description of said Boy Scout tie-downs was given, however.

 

 

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Thank you for that. Looks like there is compromise afterall. Those look heavy.

 

What is the utility of the bent bit at the top, except as something to grab onto to twist and pull to get it out of the ground? It looks like it would just add weight. It would stop the rope being parallel to the axis of the peg, but you could achieve that by banging it in at a angle.

 

 

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