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appleseed

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ground handling towing
« on: October 03, 2021, 12:07:43 pm »
How much do you guys worry about your plane being damaged buy inexperienced ground handlers towing when you leave it an a fbo?

Do the earlier piston powered planes have less robust structure around the nose gear?

Steve binnette

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Re: ground handling towing
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2021, 10:45:38 am »
That is always a concern.  I have marked some red limit lines on my radome and nose gear. 

I always give the nose a good look when I think they have towed it.

donv

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Re: ground handling towing
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2021, 06:29:49 pm »
Mine has the red lines as well. I don't worry about it too much, but as Steve says, I like to take a good look at the nose gear afterwards.