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 2800 lb Minimum Breaking Strength (MBS)â€”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 For Securing the Tail
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 4,000 lb webbing, to meet the Mac's standard for strength and quality.
Optional Aluminum Earth Anchors
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 18" cast aluminum anchors feature a 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.
The total weight of the Aircraft Pack without anchors is a minimal 5.3 lbs.
The optional Aluminum Earth Anchors weigh in at 1.5 lbs each and the Cable Tie-Off adds another .3 lbs for for a total of just under 2 lbs per anchor point. When added all together, this complete pack is just under 12 lbs, making it an excellent lightweight option for securing your aircraft.
Strong and Dependable Tie Downs for Your Lightweight Aircraft
Watch as we test our strap's breaking strength along side a competitor's strap.
Mac's 1" tie-down straps are well known for their strength and dependability. There's good reason why.
It starts with our premium strapping. Rated to 4,000 lbs, the select nylon webbing material we use significantly improves chafing and UV resistance over "box store" straps.
Then, during construction of each strap, we sew all ends using the highest stitch count in the industry. You can see this in our characteristic "double box" stitch pattern that ensures maximum tear resistance. The result is a strap with an incredible 2,800 lb Minimum Breaking Strength (MBS)--more than enough strength for most light-weight aircraft (recommended working load is 1/3 MBS).
The quality of Mac's 1" straps make them an excellent choice for securing your lightweight aircraft wherever your trip takes you.
Hardware Made to Last
S-Hook with Keeper
The S-Hook with Keeper option consists of the same heavy-duty 3/8" diameter steel wire, but with the addition of a spring loaded trap for keeping the hook connected. This option gives you the ability to attach to metal rails, while still having the option of a captive hook when attaching to standard tie-down hard points. Mac's S-Hook with Keeper is fully encased in a thick, ruggedized vinyl coating for added protection.
The Ratchet tensioner is recommended for heavier applications, making it a great choice for securing your aircraft The wide, comfortable ratchet handle allows for the development of higher tension with improved slip resistance.
Mac's Ratchets are well known for how easily they operate, every time. Our unique design resists the binding that can occur on other ratchets from dirt or racking.
Tie Up Loose Ends and Bag It
After tightening your straps, tuck away the excess with the included Mac's strap bands. Each strap band is made of "hook-and-loop" lined rugged strapping, to keep your ends from flapping in the breeze. When you arrive at your destination, use the strap bands to stow your tie-downs neatly in the included Mac's Small Black Duffle Bag.
The Mac's Small Black Duffle Bag is the perfect size to stow your tie downs. The tough canvas construction will take the bumps and bruises. The integral handles are made of webbing that wraps around the entire bag for better weight support. It's the perfect size to toss in the cockpit and store your straps or other small items.
Made in the USA
We carefully sew and assemble each tie-down strap in our Sandpoint, Idaho shop, allowing us to retain a level of quality that is often lost when manufacturing is outsourced. Plus, we feel good about creating American jobs!
(3) 1" Wide Straps 9' Long
(1) Protective Soft Loop
(3) Strap Bands
(3) Optional Aluminum Earth Anchors with Cable Tie-Offs Small Black Duffle Bag