New reply posted by Frank Smith. Topic title: Reply To: THE EVER DANGEROUS GOLF CART TOW
What was the cause of that fire?
From what is written in the article, it appears they are blaming the glider being towed with the brakes locked on. I find it rather curious that someone wouldn’t realize the brakes were locked and even more curious that it was towed so far and so fast that the brakes heated up to a point of causing a fire. It takes a lot of aggressive braking to heat the brakes up to red-hot status.
My guess is the photo was just some eye candy for the article and the fire was probably caused by an electrical issue with the on-board battery.
John F. Phelan