Ok I got bit by the Aerotowing bug and now I'm having fun again when i fly . It started accidentaly with a Fun cub and some cheapo fox glider . Now a few of the wiser fellows at our club are bringing out some great looking large gliders looking for a tow . I took our club trainer removed the .46 slimer and added a potent 50-55 670kv on 5s swinging a 13x7 zoar at 55a roughly 1k watts and fashioned a release ( which i found here thank you ) The trainer has dragged up all sorts of foam gliders with out a hitch .
The guy at the field whom infected me with the bug brought out a seagull ka-8b with an 118" wing and roughly 7 lbs and was looking for a tow . We towed it up with the "trainer that could" it was a bit of a battle but she got em up . The trainer does run out of steam well short of what i would assume would be a full pull . I guess what i am looking for is some info on how much tow plane is needed for how much glider . There is a bunch of guys re-fitting their birds looking to get them airborne again and I would love to oblige them . I was thinking of a senior telemaster plus with a power 110 on 8s . Any ideas on how big of a bird i could tow with that ? Any help would be much appreciated .