No it doesn't but I use nylon coated fishing trace (20Kg) which works very well with gliders up to 7Kg. I use a weak link of 5Kg nylon fishing line that breaks at around 4.5Kg with a simple knot, this protects the glider and tug from snatch loads. The tow line is low stretch 20Kg with swivels at both ends and ping pong balls at the glider end to hold the line post release. Line length around 20m. I hope this info helps.
here is a tip for installing: the end of the glider release will fit perfectly into the end of a papermate pen cap, this will allow an easier install in some situations since you have a ready made extension that will not hinder the operation of the release.
This is a great little release but agree with Aero12 about using hysol to glue it in, I have it in a fibreglass fuse and works great. If you don't have hysol mix some epoxy with talcom powder to thicken it up to a paste then apply. this way the epoxy won't run inside the mechanism. Byron
Do not follow the tips of 9g servo. For safe operation of the release mechanism one should use a servo capable of releasing at least 1.5 times the AUW of the plane. That doesn´t necessarily mean that the torque of the servo is 1.5 times plane AUW. Looks like a nice product :)
This is the mostest awesome thing ever! I ordered one and the women love it. It hasn't even arrived yet & the women are already calling! It also made me lose 20 lbs in the last 20 minutes, thank you hobby king!
YAh LOL you can do so many things with this. This looks useful for a emergency parachute system. To release the parachute if i no longer need it. I actually have a glider that i can out it in which is cool because i never use it but now maybe i can add this nose hook. Also my glider needs the nose weight.
Ya but i mean they just listed it it would be hard for any one to know. I would guess 7mm and it's probably pretty close to that. LOL i use the movie trick of measuring it and using the known value. To determine the inside diameter. It't 7mm LOL they posted a scale picture i measured the OD and it was 11.5mm so ID is 7mm
This looks like a great product, but the statement "...for any glider" is probably a bit off the mark! A big brother version needs to be created for larger models. The tube needs to be longer so that it can be securely mounted to a couple of formers, and the beveled section should be positioned around the other way to provide a stopping mechanism against a former as the tug pulls the glider. I think if these modifications were made it would be near perfect. How about it HK engineers?