RE: Tow planes/gliders
Both I and my tug pilot were rank beginners when I got my 4m Discus. We hooked it up per directions above, and all went well. The tow hook on the tow plane is right behind the wing, and the glider is towed from the nose. We are using 125 foot of BRAIDED nylonline without any bungee in it. Keep the tug fast, if flying large fast sailplanes, and the turns smooth. You don't really have to turn the sailplane, just keep the wings level. The tug will guide it around by the nose. Occasionally I will have to put out the spoilers to take up line slack, but mainly on hot days since the tug is a tad small. I have a new tug ready to go when I get back from Iraq in August.(leaving Wed to go over) It is a Frisch Wilga, and it has power out the *****.