Person Assembly Tools
NEW One Man (Person) Assembly Rigging Aid
Made exclusively for W&W by Tool-Tech
Professionally manufactured using the highest quality tool steel and
aluminum, precisely machined to exacting standards like no other! Smooth
vertical and lateral adjustments, easy rolling even on rough turf with large
pneumatic tires on roller bearing wheels.
All metal construction,
highest grade hardware,
Bushings on moving assemblies
Adjusts side to side, up/down and also front to rear (leading edge to
Standard cradle for wings with a chord up to 34", larger cradle available
for two seat and larger cord wings
easily customized to best fit and balance most glider wings
Detail of design (click on thumbnail images to view)
Quick "push-pin" assembly from knock-down to "ready to use" in seconds
Knocked down, no single part over 13 pounds for easy storage and handing
unlike other systems that allow only the top cradle to be removed and won't
even fit into most trailer storage compartments
(here shown along side IMI One-Person -Assembly-Dolly"
Easy to assemble and handle
total weight: about 44 pounds
Professionally machined components throughout, parts are of highest quality
all fasteners and hardware are machine grade.
Parts are powder coated or anodized for lasting finish and corrosion
AND MOST IMPORTANT
MADE IN THE U.S.A.!
Standard system allows for wing chord up to 34 inch
For heavy and two seat gliders with large wing chord
please state glider type and wing chord when ordering
Comparison images IMI and Tool Tech Designs
So which one? Tool-Tech Made in the USA or IMI made in the Czech Republic?
Both are outstanding and supurb workmanship, Tool Tech is slightly heavier
but knocks down quicker (neither take more than 1 minute to assemble or
disassemble, Tool Tech has crank adjustment for height, IMI uses Gas strut,
both can be customized to fit most glider wings.. Tool-Tech is slightly more
compact knocked-down, IMI is slightly lighter at about 36 pounds...you
choose, I honestly can't, both work very well, I've used both an made my own
small custom adjustments to each as most users will, but they are complete
and excellent..you can't make the wrong choice!
WE are pleased to announce that
IMI-Gliding of the
Czech Republic has selected Wings &
Wheels above all others to be their North American representative for the
complete line of products offered including IGC-FAI Approved Data-Loggers,
Ipaq GPS Power supplies and cables, Tow out gears and unique one person
assembly tools. I think you'll agree the unique designs, superb quality and
support make them very desirable partners for many of your glider
IMI - Gliding Equipment started the
production of equipment for glider pilots at the end of year 2004. After
four years of experience our aims profiled in simple conclusion: everything
we do, we try to do the best we can.
We offer you the usual things with unusual quality, new ideas, interesting
look, smart functions. As we hear from the feedbacks of our satisfied
consumers, this is the right way. Since we are personally experienced glider
pilots, we understand the problems quite well. At the end of the year 2007
we have more than 400 satisfied consumers from the whole world.
VIDEO of IMI OMR
The IMI-One Man Rigging Aid was successfully tested at the beginning
of 2008, until now more than 30 pieces were delivered to the customers from
whole Europe. It is high rated especially for its simple and light design,
simple use and also interesting look.
Wing holder: Glass reinforced plastics with red gelcoat, covered with
10mm black adhesive Neoprene. 4 main bolt locations for different positions
of center of gravity. Clever universal shape both for thick and thin
airfoils. Removable arm adjustable in two axis with spring-knobs.
Body: aluminum profiles, telescopic design, 350 or 400N gas spring for
fast, easy and stepless height adjustment, 300mm run.
Axle and wheels: removable axle, sliding to sides (8cm each side), with
blocking screw. Tube tire wheels 260mm diameter, removable.
Finish: fiberglass parts polyester gelcoat, steel parts galvanized,
aluminum parts anodized - no black hands, top finish
Dimensions: folded only 80x45x18cm, see the pictures, weight ca. 13kg
Use: height from 70 to 100cm, stepless adjustable, enough for
90%modern gliders, also for uneven surface. Wing chord length 68-85cm,
relative thickness 12-19%, useful for gliders from Libelle up to ASW-22. Not
suited for heavy two-seaters with big chord length as Janus, Duo or DG-1000
(another type will be available for these heavy aircrafts if enough demand).
Short movie of the use of the One Man Rigging Aid in Download section
NEW one man rigging assembly for Two seat
and larger gliders Add $100.00
Includes import duties and incoming
shipping from the mfgr.
onl the shipping costs from W&W to you is additional
please inquire for stock on hand or
future delivery positions available
See more from JŠnos Bauer Janos Bauera, a satisfied
IMI customer with his perspective and use of their equipment.
be sure to also check out his other pages to see more beautiful projects he
additional images of IMI Gliding assembly rigs and tow
out gears on
made in Germany
All are capable of being folded and dismantled for storing in the trailer. On the left a
rig that is mechanically adjustable in height and transverse, with two large tires for use
on grass, and well aligned for precision work. Next to it our rig with electronic
drive and push bottom remote control. You can
stand at the fuselage and the wings can be moved back and forth, up and down. The rigging
aid with its 5 swing wheels uses less space for assembly but is not so easily aligned. For
most sailplanes additional pins on the sides are recommended for turning the wings. For
rig with the smaller wheels design the ground should be as even as possible. On the
extreme right is the Cobra wing support. It is mechanically adjustable in
height, with folding tripod, left of it the electrical version with remote cable control
and own battery. In the foreground the ground handling towing bar
and wing dolly making it possible for one person with a car to
tow the sailplane without a wing walker.
One man assembly rig with infra-red electric remote control
option with new Cobra Trailers
Battery driven height and side-to-side adjustments from simple wireless remote control
allows positioning of wing while the operator is free to handle wing root for accurate
assembly. Remote control stores on the assembly rig when not in use, battery is sealed
lead acid rechargeable 12V 7aH type (Charger is not included) like those used in
most sailplanes. Assembly rig easily knocks down for storage with simple quick pins. Adjustable
cradle fits most glider types
Special order only....about $2100.00
call for current price
does NOT include delivery
(drop-ship) charges from the manufacturer (Germany)
Click on image for a larger view
Manually Adjustable One Man Rig
Manually adjustable one man assembly rig is similar to the Electric model but moves
manually side-to-side and has hand crank for up-down adjustment
Special order only....about $1900.00
call for current price
Special order only.. does NOT include delivery
(drop-ship) charges from the manufacturer (Germany)
In that the ultimate usage of these items is beyond
our control "Wings &
Wheels" will not be responsible for and damages
arising from their use. In purchasing these products, the "PURCHASER"
accepts full responsibility for their feasibility,
suitability and proper usage and any damages that may occur with the
use of these products.