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Old 11-29-2020, 02:54 PM
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Default RV-10 tugs - feedback on minimax, GoTow, etc.

Looking for feedback on small hand operated tugs for moving RV-10s. My top priorities are ease of hooking up and handling in tight places.

I’ve read about the MiniMax and GoTow. Any feedback from owners of these? Any other brands to consider?

Thanks, Keith
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Old 11-29-2020, 03:12 PM
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Article on Minimax coming soon in Kitplanes.
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Old 11-29-2020, 04:24 PM
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Default Best tugs

I have been using my Hangar mate's Best Tug B5...It is awesome...probably overkill for a -10 but...it is awesome!
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Old 11-29-2020, 05:00 PM
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Default Minimax

Friend recently purchased for his Cessna Cardinal.....heavy bird, works great.
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Old 11-29-2020, 05:59 PM
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Old 11-29-2020, 06:34 PM
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I can also vouch for the Best Tugs B5. I currently use it for my C172 going up a 5% grade hill coming out of the hangar. Discussed it with the mfgr. before buying and they guaranteed it would work for both the C172 and also for the RV10 when the time comes.
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Old 11-29-2020, 10:46 PM
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Default Battle bots!

https://acairtechnology.com/product/ac-tracktech-t1x2/

This thing is a blast to operate!
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Old 11-30-2020, 05:04 AM
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I purchased a Minimax years ago and had to return it. As long as you are on dead level ground, it will move the plane. Anything uphill and the wheels spin. Also, consider whether you want a tug that requires you to pick up when you want to turn, or one with a differential and swivel arm that allows easy maneuverability. I ended up with a DJ products 4K. I eventually modified it with a swivel arm option. About $1K less than the Best tug. If I did it all over again I would purchase the Best Tug for ease of hook up and design.
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Old 09-06-2021, 04:47 AM
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Default GoTow Parts to fit rv-10/14?

Can anyone please clarify what GoTow adapters suit the RV-10/14A’s nose wheel?
GoTow Web site lists fitment and the following optional adapter kits, but its not clear if they are sold individually nor that they will fit the Rv-10/14.

GoTow Compatible Aircraft with included lug tubes:
Cirrus SR20, SR22
Cessna 150, 152, 162, 172, 175, 177,
Cessnas without wheel pants: 182, 185, 205, 206, 207
Beechcraft Musketeer, Sport, Sierra, Sundowner
Vans RV6A, RV7A, RV8A, RV9A,
Piper Tomahawk


GoTow Compatible Aircraft with optional adapter set (sold separately):
Cessna 172RG, 177RG, 182RG, 210 series
Beechcraft Bonanza, Skipper
Lancair 400, Columbia 400, Cessna TTX
General Nose Wheels with approximately 0.84” hole diameter or 1.125” hole diameter or 0.25” diameter pins.
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Old 09-06-2021, 05:58 AM
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Default +1 Best Tug

I've tried several and the Best Tug is by far the number 1.
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