Industry News

February 2000 Issue


Two hangar tugs, an improved heater for Mooney turbo conversions and continuing struggles at Jeppesen.


In the September issue of Aviation Consumer, we reported on various hangar tugs pitched to the small airplane market. One we mentioned but weren’t able to test was the Nose-Dragger Dragger from Skyline Aviation of Swartz Creek, Michigan.

Last fall we obtained a Nose-Dragger Dragger and have been using it to tug the company Mooney in and out of the hangar in all sorts of weather. (No snow yet, however.) Herewith is a brief follow-up report.

Like the Taildragger-Dragger, the nosewheel model is powered by a 12-volt electric wheelchair motor driving a pair of wheels through a bicycle chain-and-sprocket arrangement. The entire assembly is mounted on a frame-like apparatus, w...

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