Wing Dolly - Racing Glider Model
Moulded to fit the Ventus 2 and other racing gliders with thin wing profiles, this heavy duty dolly is the answer where the dolly is best mounted inboard rather than at the wing tip to enable wings-level towing out. Fitted with a heavy duty 400 newton gas strut, the moulding is 300 mm wide to prevent the dolly twisting sideways on the wing when in use and causing damage. Two locking clips are standard. It can be partially collapsed for easy storage.
All dollies of this type are foam covered and the foam is covered with heavy duty water resistant material to ensure long life and deterioration of the foam.
Two instances have occurred of failure of the fitting at the top end of the gas strut (next to the black cylinder). The failure has been initiated by the fitting becoming unscrewed sufficient to allow it to flex on its shaft leading to fracture of the shaft.