Most experienced pilots who fly aircraft without an electrical system agree that securing the tail of the aircraft to a fixed tie-down or immovable object is the safest way to start the engine. The real challenge comes after the engine starts. How does the pilot release the tie-down?
Too many pilots have found releasing the tail and then climbing into the cockpit is a formula for a big scare at best and a disaster at worst. An accidental bump of the throttle can send the aircraft careening out of control, even jumping chocks. (read my short story about Emma’s Ride.)
The TailTether Hand-prop Safety System allows the pilot to not only release the tie-down AFTER safely entering the cockpit but also recover the tether strap if desired.
NO AIRCRAFT MODIFICATIONS
NO SPECIAL EQUIPMENT
NO TAIL RELEASE UNTIL YOU ARE SAFELY IN THE AIRCRAFT