Note: for 220v, the 220v charging accessory will need to be purchased separately. Please see the "Accessories" tab for part number 13-10436.
Powerful and portable, the Sidewinder will forever change the way you move your aircraft. Powered by Milwaukee’s top of the line 28V power unit with a long-lasting, lithium-ion battery pack, Sidewinder weighs less than 22 pounds, collapses to 27” and stows easily in your baggage compartment. Made in the USA using 4130 Chromoly material. The Sidewinder comes with a battery and 110V charger. Please specify aircraft model when placing an order. Carrying Case is sold separately. See Accessories.
Beechcraft Bar Fits: Bonanza, Baron, Travel Air, T-34
Cessna Single Engine Bar Fits: 172RG, 177RG, 182RG, C-210, but all EXCEPT the C-177 will require the Handle Extension Tube 15" (P/N: 13-06856)
Cessna Twin Engine Bar Fits: C-310, C-320, C-340, C-414, C-421
Piper Bar Models: Fits only Arrow and Lance
* Malibu & Matrix require the use of the 15-inch Extension Tube.
* Meridian requires the 30” Extension Tube.
Mooney Bar Fits: All Mooney Models
Eclipse Bar Fits: All Eclipse Models
* 15" Extension Tube is required
Rockwell Bar Fits: 112/114
Excellent device! Using it on a Baron up a slight grade. Works well. Happy with purchase. Was not in inventory at time of purchase- waited about a month
SIDEWINDER POWER DRIVER BEECH
Some assembly needed which takes about 3 min. Remember to make sure that the Battery is fully charged. I did call the Mfg and they suggested leaving the battery on the charger when not in use. I like that you can vary the speed in both directions. If your plane is in the hanger on the first use, make sure that you start slowly so you are going in the right direction as there is no markings on the tool telling you direction. I have added with a Sharpie so I dont make that mistake. Could be very costly if your hanger is tight and you smash your tail into the back of the hanger on your first use. Remember to apply down pressure to the nose wheel or the gripping drive will just put a nice rub mark on the rubber. Right now this is only for my home hanger use so I dont need to add this to my useful load...about 20lbs. Once I start to carry all the time Ill get an exact weight. Overall I would say that this is money well spent. There are others out there that are cheaper but you will never be able to put them in your plane to travel with.
SIDEWINDER POWERDRIVER MOONEY
The Sidewinder makes it much easier to get my airplane back into the hangar.
SIDEWINDER POWERDRIVER MOONEY
Bought for my Bonanza B36TC....works like a charm. However, you may need to modify the inserting lug that goes into the wheel due to cross bolt offset. Call factory and they will explain. Clean out wheel with 1 round sanding drum. Best piece of equipment I have bought in years. Handles my Bonanza easily up the incline into my hangar. Very impressive
Love it - just what I needed for my new V35B!!
This works well on our B-95 Travel Air. Before using, we highly recommend you get checked out by someone who already owns one. Other than a single piece of paper warning against connecting or disconnecting the device with the battery installed, there were no instructions provided at all. It is a very powerful device, and used incorrectly, you can do damage, or hurt yourself.
Have owned my Sidewinder for five years and its a life saver. Worth every penny.
Best thing I ever bought for my Mooney. Pushes up hill with ease. Works well as long as there is no ice or snow on the ramp, so not a substitute for a larger tug, but much easier than anything else to use most of the time. Folds up nice and fits in the baggage compartment well, so nice to travel with.
Great piece of equipment! I can easily maneuver my Bonanza anywhere. Well made. Heavy enough to get the job done but light enough to carry on a cross country. Highly recommend.
Works as promised on my P Baron. Quite surprising that a small unit can move a large airplane. The battery seems to drain rapidly, so I’ll likely get a 2nd to have for longer pulls across the ramp.
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Per the supplier: "This product has a 5 year limited warranty. We have yet to have a mechanical issue with a Sidewinder product."
Per vendor: Yes, this will work for a 1978 Cessna 172N. No, this will not work with the wheel pants on.
Per Redline: There should be no issue using the 15-inch extension P/N# 13-06856. It takes about 2 minutes to install it. As for fitting in the bag, you will have to remove the drill motor, which is easily done.
The drill can be used alone as a regular battery powered drill with the addition of a chuck available from the manufacturer.
This product will not fit a Piper Commanche. On compatible aircraft, it will attach to the lugs on the nosewheel.
No, this does not come with he extension. You will need to purchase part # 13-06856 separately for the extension tube.
Yes, they come standard with a 110 volt charger and a battery.
Yes, this can be used with a Cessna 310 with its tanks full of fuel.
Approx 27 lbs.
No, the Cessna version will not work with fixed gear Cessnas.