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AERO “Summer Edition” on July 14 – 17, 2021

The Messe Friedrichshafen has postponed the trade fair from the original date in April to July.  We support this procedure and will attend the AERO as exhibitor. You will find us in the gliding hall.

After the cancellation of the last year’s show, we are more than happy to meet you all again in Friedrichshafen.

Take care and stay safe!

 

Tost Anniversary 75 years

Our company was founded 75 years ago.

Truly a reason to celebrate, but Corona has also thrown all our plans overboard.

From the smallest of beginnings, our family has built up an aviation business over 4 generations, supplying aviators with take-off equipment on the one hand, and aircraft manufacturers worldwide with our OEM products on the other:

Wheels, brake systems, aircraft tyres, tow releases, tow cable retractor winches and components for helicopter rescue operations.

As a certified EASA manufacturing and maintenance company, Tost is synonymous with reliability and top quality.

Next year we will hopefully all meet again at our worldwide unique aviation trade fair AERO 2021 in Friedrichshafen.

We are very much looking forward to it

Your Tost Team

December 2020

Tost 75 Aufkleber

New tire 210×65 TOST AERO 4 ply available now!

We have developed a new tire which is produced under our own brand TOST AERO:

210×65 (2.50-3) TOST AERO 4 pr    p/n 062095

The tire is specially designed for our 3“ wheels Moritz and

Moritz II. Especially for our one-part 3“ Moritz the tire rim has been optimized for easier tire mounting. High-grade tire in 4 pr

Technical Data

Rim size: 3 Inch                  Mass:  540 g

Maximum static load: 280 lbs  at 3.5 bar

Approximate dimension inflated:

Diameter 210 mm    Width 65 mm

Retrofit kit to disk brake for LS4 with EASA approval

When you modify your LS glider to the hydraulic brake system, the 4“ drum brake wheel is exchanged against the 4” disk brake wheel Classic 110-20. The torque plate assembly has been redesigned and is now CNC milled from solid aluminum. The existing axle can be used further on. The Bowden cable at the rudders is replaced by the new PTC master cylinder. It is very well harmonized with the BZT brake assembly. The glider won’t go onto the nose so fast when you make a full stop.

This retrofit can easily be performed in any Gliding club’s workshop.

The following LS gliders can be retrofitted with the EASA Minor Change Approval:

LS3, LS4, LS6, LS7, LS8

Advantages:

  • Clear increase of the brake force
  • The braking can be modulated very well
  • Low amount of work for great result
  • No modification of center of gravity
  • No need of adjusting the brake

Extent of delivery:

  • 1x Master cylinder PTC
  • 1x Disk brake wheel Classic 110-20
  • 1x BZT brake assembly
  • 1x Reservoir incl. bracket
  • All necessary hydraulic hoses and fittings
  • Complete documentation with
    • Installation instruction
    • EASA FORM 1
    • TN 01/2018
    • Required maintenance documents
    • Minor Change Approval

This retrofit kit has an EASA approval and can be purchased directly from Tost.

Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions to this retrofit kit.

Vehicle Tow

Vehicle Tow is the topic of the season for glider pilots. Known from former times, it is an alternative way of getting up into the air without tug or winch.

You just need a car and the Vehicle Tow Device from Tost.

The Vehicle tow device from Tost plays an important role in this briliant video from VW as connection between the Amarok and the Antares. Also the blue towing cable “Dynalaunch” is from Tost.

Please find more information about our products in our Product Catalog.