There are many ways to secure your lightweight aircraft and we've got a solution for you, no matter the environment. From landing at an airport where tie-down anchors are standard fare, to off-runway applications, the Mac's Aircraft Pack offering has got you covered.
Our Mac's Aircraft Pack comes complete with three 9-foot ratchet straps rated at 1250Kg (2800 lb) Minimum Breaking Strength (MBS)—more than enough strength for most lightweight aircraft (Recommended working load is 1/3 MBS). The S-Hook with keeper on each of the tie downs are encased in a full coat of thick, ruggedized vinyl.
Protective soft loop- use the included soft loop extension when no tie-down point is available at the tail of the plane. Run the loop around a structural component and secure it to the strap anchoring the rear of the aircraft. The protective cordura sleeve prevents wear to the strap. Each loop is fabricated from 1800Kg (4,000 lb) webbing, to meet the Mac's standard for strength and quality.
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When your travels take you off-runway, the optional aluminum earth anchors with cable tie-offs are an excellent choice to tie down your airplane. These 450mm (18") cast aluminum anchors feature a 25mm (1") hex-head that can be driven into the ground with either an impact driver or a T-handle socket.
These anchors are suitable for a variety of soil types from silty gravel to hardpan asphalt; see list below for load capacity per anchor based on the soil type with anchor fully embedded: