The Claw Aircraft Tie-Down Kit

$99.95
The only tie down with a mechanical advantage

Designed exclusively for aircraft, the Claw® is one of the best tie-downs on the market. In a product test here at Sporty’s, it outperformed the rest by holding up to 480 lbs. of force. Three arms extend to hold three stakes at an angle. The harder you pull, the more it grips the earth. Includes carrying bag, 20 ft of rope, 3 anchors, 9 spikes and one hammer with a custom head to easily remove the spikes. Weighs only 8 lb...Read more
The only tie down with a mechanical advantage
Designed exclusively for aircraft, the Claw® is one of the best tie-downs on the market. In a product test here at Sporty’s, it outperformed the rest by holding up to 480 lbs. of force. Three arms extend to hold three stakes at an angle. The harder you pull, the more it grips the earth. Includes carrying bag, 20 ft of rope, 3 anchors, 9 spikes and one hammer with a custom head to easily remove the spikes. Weighs only 8 lbs. and has a limited lifetime warranty. Made in the USA.
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4.1 / 5
Reliability
4.2 / 5
Performance
4.5 / 5
EaseOfUse
4.5 / 5
Value
3.7 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Pros: Easy to use. Stays in the ground very well (MUCH better than the screw-types). No additional tools needed. Cons: Nylon rope is a little light, but this isn't supposed to be used for winterizing or for survival of tornados. I suspect, though, that this would work well, even in those cases. Great design to use the spikes at an angle. The bases will not move easily and the spikes go into the ground a good ways. Fairly easy to remove, but leave a little of the spike extended to have some leverage to remove or you might find the product working TOO well. I suggest leaving this behind unless you really need it as it is a bit heavy, but should be in order to be the heavy-duty tie-down tool that it is.
May 8, 2012
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
4 / 5
Performance
4 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
3 / 5
Pros: The claw portion, spikes and hammer are all great. My wife and 11 year-old greeted me and set up The Claw at a grass strip while I unloaded the plane. When I left, they helped take it out of the ground again and stow it. My wife remarked how easy the whole process was. She's hard to impress and she was very impressed with this product. Cons: I didn't like the yellow cord much. After I tightened it, it just never felt tight, so I ended up going to the hardware store and buying three straps and using them in addition to the yellow cord. I was glad I did, as some serious thunderstorms came through that night. A bit overpriced, and the cord is so-so, but otherwise a great product when you're in a place without permanent tie-downs.
August 12, 2010
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
3 / 5
Pros: Used The Claw at Oshkosh this year and I really like it. It seemed to really hold the ground as well or better than any other portable tie down I have used. Also, it comes in a fairly substantial zip up carrying bag to keep from messing up the interior of the plane. Cons: It would be nice if the tie down rope was a little more substantial and if it was cut in three even lengths. It is shipped with a single length of nylon rope that is fairly light and as complete as the kit is (even comes with a hammer), we had to improvise to cut the rope when we used it the first time. Also, we needed a lighter or some sort of flame to melt the ends so the nylon rope didn't come unraveled. We weren't prepared for that, so we just tied knots in the ends. This is a minor complaint, but it was the only problem with using it the first time. I would recommend the product to anyone and I believe it will last a long time. The parts are pretty hefty except the tie down rope. It isn't cheap, but it is a good product.
December 31, 2014
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Pros: excellent tie down system Cons: wieght
December 31, 2014
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Pros: You might as well tie down to a rock--this thing ain't goin' anywhere. Perfect for soft/gravel/dirt fields where you won't find existing tie-downs. Cons: Might want to get your own tie-down cords. This is relatively plain rope.
December 31, 2014
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Pros: Great light weight tie down package. Cons: No Cons
April 7, 2010
Durability
4 / 5
Reliability
4 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
4 / 5
Pros: Looks like it will do the job. I like the carry bag. Cons: None
July 21, 2011
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
4 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
4 / 5
Value
3 / 5
Cons: Rope provided but not great, straps can be added to bag for personel preference. otherwise works great
December 31, 2014
Durability
4 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Pros: Compact and comes with a small carrying case, simple set up and take down, should last for years even with heavy use. Used on a C182 in gusts of 45 knots - held with no problem. Cons: The rope that comes with them really isn't very good - trade it out for heavy duty tie down straps or better rope. Keep the rope for emergency use. A bit on the pricey side but worked as advertised. A good, sturdy system for alternative tie downs. Product should last may years even with heavy use. So far I've only used them in sandy soil and they worked well.
December 31, 2014
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
3 / 5
Pros: Light weight, heavy duty. Great overall performance. Cons: A bit pricey. The fact that it is a one time purchase is the only way to justify the price, but it sure makes a wonderful gift.
December 31, 2014
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