Wing Tie-Downs

I’ve been trying to find ways to attach a wing tie-down point ever since I forgot to build them in as I was building the plane.  I was browsing the Rans web site one day and I found a nice little solution. 

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Here is where the tie-down needs to go.  I couldn’t find a good way to pull the bolts out of the top of the fitting to attach a tie-down.  So here is Rans’ solution:

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It is a loop of tough nylon strapping that goes around the top of the strut.  The nuts help keep it from slipping down the strut and tension from the tie-down chain or rope cinches it in tight.  When not in use the loop is removed and the intersection fairing is slid back up in place.

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