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From: Mark Kadrich <starwizz@pacbell.net>
Subject: RE: Tail dragger dragger
Folks,
Michelle bought a Tail Dragger Dragger from Aircraft Spruce (p/n 13-1-01510) and it works great. It's adjustable and we've tried it on my friends 170 with the Scott tail wheel and it works fine. We had friends make up some TDDs but they just didn't work as well as this one. The adds are correct: a 110# (or less in case Michelle is reading this :) can really move a plane around with it and it doesn't damage the tail wheel cap. We did have to put a little padding on the bar because the rudder can hit it when moving around, but besides that, it's a great tool. -- Mark

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From: "Steve Whittenberger" <jssjwhitt@earthlink.net>
Subject: Towbar
My name is Steve Whittenberger and I live at Spruce Creek in Florida. I have a tailwheel dolly that is made especially for the Swift. Nice piece of equipment and it works very well. It is like other tailwheel dolly's except that the lower bar is extended so that it fits perfectly under the tail of the Swift. Both Terry Bloom and I have one of these here at Spruce Creek. A man named Dave Govoni manufactures them. I'm sure he would ship one to you. They cost around $125 or so.
His name is Dave Govoni
1814 Spruce Creek Blvd
Daytona Beach, Fl 32128
Tele: 386-761-9073
Cell: 386-290-8522
Give him a call

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From: Sam Swift <Flyboycpa@aol.com>
Subject: Swift towbar
Hey guys, I noticed the message regarding a towbar. I special ordered on from the Taildragger-Dragger people. They already had the measurements for the Swift and had made many before. I received mine and had no problems with it. I don't have their contact info nearby, but they always advertise in Trade-A-Plane. Sam Swift, N3760K

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From: Jack Gladish <gladish@adams.net>
Subject: Tow Bar
Hi Denis.. It's nice to e-mail you, and say hello! I'm sending a series of pix of my tow bar I inherited when I bought 21K. This is a follow up on the request in the April news letter asking about tow bars. This bar does a great job, and seems easy enough to make, the pix speak for them selves. If anyone is interested, I can get the exact measurements..... I've got a few more series on the way!!!!!!! Also, leaving for Athens May 22 from Quincy Illinois, with one fuel stop in Bowling Green Ky! Anybody like to stop by the day or 2 before, your welcomed to follow me, or lead the way..JG N3321K

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