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Thread: Think Saftey: Don't be mained, Be Restrained

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    Think Saftey: Don't be mained, Be Restrained


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    I recently purchaced the Airopult saftey restraint. A must for all club sites.
    You can read my review on www.airopult.com

    It's amazingly simple and easy to use.

    Current Models:
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    Kyosho 90 [B]Spitfire[/B], Saito 120s
    Seagull [B]Edge 540 V2[/B], Saito 125
    Great Planes [B]Super Skybolt[/B], Saito 100T Twin
    [B]DH Mosquito[/B], Elec. Twin
    [B]Radian[/B] 2m Glider, [B]Airopult[/B] Plane Restraint
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    Didn't you have this up at the Bandon Model Flying Club Fly-in..

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    That's right Sean.

    I set it up at the far side of the pits so people could use it to run up their engines before adding their planes to the queue. It had mixed reactions, I found you either like it or not. It's a bit expensive for the individual flyer, I would recomend a club purchase one for general use.
    Current Models:
    FlyFly 4m [B]DG808s[/B]
    Kyosho 90 [B]Spitfire[/B], Saito 120s
    Seagull [B]Edge 540 V2[/B], Saito 125
    Great Planes [B]Super Skybolt[/B], Saito 100T Twin
    [B]DH Mosquito[/B], Elec. Twin
    [B]Radian[/B] 2m Glider, [B]Airopult[/B] Plane Restraint
    [B]Thunder Tiger [/B]Trainer

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    What sort of price are we talking?

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    Quote Originally Posted by C-Eagle1 View Post
    That's right Sean.

    I set it up at the far side of the pits so people could use it to run up their engines before adding their planes to the queue. It had mixed reactions, I found you either like it or not. It's a bit expensive for the individual flyer, I would recomend a club purchase one for general use.
    I was imprest with it.
    But if you cann't put a Jet on it , I don't think it will be bought by our club...

    Sean.
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    They are €150 with free shipping. Check out the site www.airopult.com
    Current Models:
    FlyFly 4m [B]DG808s[/B]
    Kyosho 90 [B]Spitfire[/B], Saito 120s
    Seagull [B]Edge 540 V2[/B], Saito 125
    Great Planes [B]Super Skybolt[/B], Saito 100T Twin
    [B]DH Mosquito[/B], Elec. Twin
    [B]Radian[/B] 2m Glider, [B]Airopult[/B] Plane Restraint
    [B]Thunder Tiger [/B]Trainer

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    It is designed for prop aircraft so you can push against it to start the plane without leaning over a spinning prop, a jet does not need restraining in the rearward direction.
    Current Models:
    FlyFly 4m [B]DG808s[/B]
    Kyosho 90 [B]Spitfire[/B], Saito 120s
    Seagull [B]Edge 540 V2[/B], Saito 125
    Great Planes [B]Super Skybolt[/B], Saito 100T Twin
    [B]DH Mosquito[/B], Elec. Twin
    [B]Radian[/B] 2m Glider, [B]Airopult[/B] Plane Restraint
    [B]Thunder Tiger [/B]Trainer

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    Decent looking bit of kit, although it is a bit pricey.

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    What made my mind up to buy this as soon as I saw it, was that one day I was starting up the Spit but the engine ran backwards as it does when you flick start it.
    I stopped the engine and went to restart it but my helper was not paying attention!
    It started, moved forward and the prop caught my jumper!! There are pic's on the airopult web site on how close my arm is to the prop when the spit is not being restrained. I'll try and post it here.
    Last edited by C-Eagle1; 30-07-2012 at 02:26 PM. Reason: Adding Picture
    Current Models:
    FlyFly 4m [B]DG808s[/B]
    Kyosho 90 [B]Spitfire[/B], Saito 120s
    Seagull [B]Edge 540 V2[/B], Saito 125
    Great Planes [B]Super Skybolt[/B], Saito 100T Twin
    [B]DH Mosquito[/B], Elec. Twin
    [B]Radian[/B] 2m Glider, [B]Airopult[/B] Plane Restraint
    [B]Thunder Tiger [/B]Trainer

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    Maybe I'm being a bit simplistic, but it looks to me
    Like the restraining is being done by holding the tailplane against a couple of foam clad posts.

    Surely a couple of short lengths of rebar, pushed into the ground, with foam pipe insulation round them, would do the job.


    Ron
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