Industry News

February 2000 Issue

Logbook

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

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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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