Step 1: USING THE HOLDING RODS TO PROPERLY SPACE THE ANCHORS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT STEP IN GETTING THE MOST OUT OF ABES TIE DOWNS. Placing the holding rods at a 90-degree angle on the ground & then driving your anchors into the ground at the end and inline (with the holding rods) will position the anchors as shown here.
Step 2: Use the pounding block & your pounding device to drive the anchors into the ground.
Step 3: Use the pounding block and a pounding device to drive the anchors into the ground.
Step 3: The top of the anchors should be flush with the ground.
Step 4: Once both anchors are driven into the ground, attach each end of the cable to an anchor. Then attach the pulley to the middle of the cable and attach the carabiner to the end of the pulley.
Step 4: Attach your rope to the carabiner and attach the opposite end of the rope to your aircraft's tie down point.
Step 5: If you're going to use your Holding Rods, now place them thru the two holes in the top of the anchor and drive them into the ground to the top of the anchor as shown here.
The system also works as a single-anchor system.
Above ground view of double anchor system.
Above ground view of single anchor system.
Proper placement of anchors and tie down rope allows cable to form a 90-degree angle.
The wing is properly tied down at Dug Bar (OR8) in Hells Canyon.
Wing properly tied down at Shearer airstrip (2U5).
Tailwheel properly tied down at Shearer airstrip (2U5).