Iron Maiden’s tour Boeing 747 has been involved in an incident during refuelling at an airport in Chile. The sizeable tour plane’s undercarriage was damaged in the incident, reports say, while two airport workers have also been injured. The band have released an extensive statement on the accident via their Facebook account, in which they highlight the extent of the damage, but also their own safety and that the tour is expected to continue. In it, they say: “Ed Force One [the 747] was this morning tethered to a tow truck to be taken for refuelling prior to flying over the Andes to Cordoba for the next show. On moving the steering pin that is part of the mechanism that connects the ground tug to the aircraft seemingly fell out. “On making a turn the aircraft had no steering and collided with the ground tug badly damaging the undercarriage, two of the aircraft’s engines and injuring two ground tug operators, both of whom have been taken to hospital. “We hope of course that they make a full and speedy recovery and we will be closely monitoring their progress. The flight engineers are on site and evaluating the damage, but their initial report is that the engines have suffered large damage and will require an extended period of maintenance and possibly two new engines.” View the statement in full and see pictures of the damage to the plane via the Iron Maiden Facebook page, below: (function(d, s, id) var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s); if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = “//connect.facebook.net/en_GB/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.3”; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);(document, ‘script’, ‘facebook-jssdk’));ED FORCE ONE BADLY DAMAGED ON THE GROUND IN COMODORO ARTURO MERINO BENITEZ (SANTIAGO, CHILE) AIRPORTCONCERTS IN…Posted by Iron Maiden on Saturday, 12 March 2016 ‘Maiden front man Bruce Dickinson – a highly experienced pilot – had famously been flying the band on their tour, which began in Florida, and recently headed to South America. The plane was being towed at the time of the incident, meaning Dickinson was not in control. The vocalist has previously spoken of his excitement about the scale of the new aircraft, saying: “The greatest benefit of traveling in a 747 is that because of its colossal size and freight capacity we can carry our stage production and all our stage equipment and desks in the cargo hold without having to make any of the immense structural modifications needed to do this on the previous 757, the extent of which fans will have noted on the Flight 666 DVD.” Iron Maiden are touring South America as part of the Book of Souls World Tour, which arrives in Europe via Asia, Australasia, Africa and North America in late May. They will headine Download Festival as their sole UK date on June 12.
Iron Maiden have released a trailer for their upcoming video game, ‘Legacy of the Beast’. The heavy metal titans have released a cinematic trailer for the forthcoming computer game, although no official release date has been released to accompany the video. The new interactive game will be released on Android and iOS as an app. In the trailer – which you can view below – Maiden’s long running mascot, Eddie, takes battle with the devil, depicting Iron Maiden artwork of 1982’s classic hit, ‘Run to The Hills’. According to Team Rock, ‘Legacy Of The Beast’ is being developed by Vancouver-based Roadhouse Interactive. They have been working with Maiden s management firm Phantom Music Management and have been given access to the band s back catalogue. As a lifelong fan, I have always thought that Maiden s music, lyrics and cast of characters would provide the perfect basis for a deep RPG experience” says Roadhouse CEO James Hursthouse said: “With this game we re creating an outstanding RPG that will appeal to all mobile gamers, including those discovering Maiden for the first time” he continued, explaining the game’s potential reach. Read more: Iron Maiden confirmed as 2016 Download Festival headliner The news follows the recent announcement that the band have undertaken their latest ‘Book of Souls’ World Tour, which next lands in Mexico on March 1. Iron Maiden kicked off their 2016 ‘Book of Souls’ world tour on February 24, with brand new videos of their opening show shared online. The band took to the stage in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, last night for the opening show of their latest world tour. In the show – which contained a raft of classic tracks – they took to the stage with a special intro video sequence which you can watch below. According to Blabbermouth, Maiden – fronted by vocalist Bruce Dickinson – rattled through classic cuts such as ‘The Number of The Beast’, ‘Fear of The Dark’ and ‘Hallowed Be Thy Name’. You can watch 4 out of the fourteen tracks played in the YouTube players below. Read more: Iron Maiden only UK show for 2016 confirmed as Download Festival headliner Fans gathered at Cardiff Airport to watch Iron Maiden depart on The Book of Souls tour on ‘Ed Force One’, their custom-decorated Boeing 747 on February 19 The band’s world tour plane is captained by frontman Bruce Dickinson, who is a passionate and highly qualified pilot as well as fronting the metal legends. The band named ‘Ed Force One’ after their zombie mascot Eddie, who features on the plane’s tail design. Iron Maiden live-tweeted the departure of the Boeing with both a Periscope video and a number of images posted to their social media account, as they left for Fort Lauderdale in Florida. Here are a some of the tweets: We’re getting ready for take-off on #EdForceOne in about an hour. Who’s ready to see her fly? pic.twitter.com/bQWM34FMWK Iron Maiden (@IronMaiden) February 19, 2016 @IronMaiden and #EdForceOne are on their way to @FLLFlyer to begin their tour. Track all flights with #ABD666. pic.twitter.com/34G6ZHRUPd Flightradar24 (@flightradar24) February 19, 2016 Get ready to wave! @IronMaiden we’re getting close to departure time #EdForceOne pic.twitter.com/bbZ1ClPCph Cardiff Airport (@Cardiff_Airport) February 19, 2016 Dickinson spoke of the upgrade to a new, larger 747, saying: “The greatest benefit of traveling in a 747 is that because of its colossal size and freight capacity we can carry our stage production and all our stage equipment and desks in the cargo hold without having to make any of the immense structural modifications needed to do this on the previous 757, the extent of which fans will have noted on the Flight 666 DVD.” Dickinson recovered from throat cancer last year, with bassist Steve Harris speaking about how the singer was on top form during the recording of ‘The Book of Souls’, despite having cancer during the recording: Harris says “there was no inkling of it [the cancer]” while the band made ‘The Book Of Souls’. “He d finished all his vocal bits completely anyway and there were some other bits and pieces we were doing. Really, we didn t know anything he didn t show any signs at all.” Dickinson plans to release a memoir in 2017, following the band’s return from the 35 date world tour.
02-24-2016, 08:17 AM #1
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: NW, IL
Sub $500 winches
Looking for an entry level winch. Most of the reviews are for high end models. Looking for real world experiences. I have a few people i know who have had great luck with these low cost units. 8000-9500# with or without synthetic rope there are a lot of options out there.
02-24-2016, 08:51 AM #2
5-Year WF Supporting Member
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Haddonfield, NJ
a well-debated topic indeed!
There are lots of threads here on the subject, here is the TLDR:
1) You may get lucky with a cheaper winch – some are broken out of the box
2) The more expensive winches are not free from failure
3) Someone will cite examples of how they got a “cheap winch” and it served them well for a long time
4) Someone will cite examples of how a cheap winch was rusted, broken, or missing components as soon as it was unboxed
Bottom line: get the best one you can afford, make sure there is a warranty, keep your receipt. Have a backup plan.
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02-24-2016, 08:55 AM #3
Join Date: Dec 2014
I went with the Rough Country RS9500. For my purposes, it should be fine.
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02-24-2016, 08:59 AM #4
Join Date: Jan 2016
I went with a Bad Land 12,000 lb winch from Harbor freight
I’m not a hardcore wheeler at all, figured anything is better then nothing, cost me $400 with the wireless remote
I’ll slowly save my pennies for a better one, but it will do for now
02-24-2016, 09:15 AM #5
WF Supporting Member
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Norfolk, Va.
My “will do for now” badlands is used regularly, and has been for years. Like others have said they can be hit or miss. But I got lucky I guess.
02-24-2016, 10:17 AM #6
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Cheshire Oregon
You need more than an 8k winch for a jku
02-24-2016, 11:10 AM #7
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: lost causes nm
I would highly recommend signing up with Zoro.com: Industrial Supplies, Tools, MRO Products & More
They regularly give 25 – 30% coupon codes out that would allow you to get a far better winch for your money.
I.E. 11,500 lb Super Winch Tiger Shark $350. Shipped free
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02-24-2016, 02:56 PM #8
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Lakewood, CO
Recon 10500# no issues for a couple years now and gets used pretty often during the winter. Think i paid just under $500 with synthetic line.
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02-24-2016, 07:24 PM #9
Join Date: Jul 2015
Look at engo or get a quote from some of the vendors. They’re priced pretty good and good reviews
02-24-2016, 08:03 PM #10
Join Date: Nov 2015
Engo has my vote. Had one on my 03 and it pulled like a beast every time I wanted it too.
02-25-2016, 12:52 AM #11
Join Date: Dec 2015
I found a Warn ceM8000 at a pawn shop for $350….works perfect
02-25-2016, 01:20 AM #12
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: OC in So Cal
Haven’t used it yet, haven’t even received it just yet. But I just ordered the Quatratec q11000. $399. The q9000 is $299. Read plenty of good reviews, vendor has good support track record and parts are available.
02-25-2016, 01:38 AM #13
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: NW, IL
There seems to be a lack of info as far as the specifications. Would be good to know things like amp draw and line speed for many of these winches to try and make a good comparison. For instance the Rugged Ridge Performance 10,500 has more info then there Spartacus 10,500
Is there any good comparisons of the winches that are out there today?
02-25-2016, 09:29 AM #14
Join Date: Jun 2013
I have a Rugged Ridge and it pulled a Ford F250 Diesel out of mud to its axles. I was anchored by two Jeeps behind me but I pulled that sucker out with my RR. So far so good.
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02-25-2016, 10:54 AM #15
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Slatersville RI
3.73’s, LSD, TnT Skids, RR LCA Skids, PS HD Crossmember, RH Evap Relocation Kit, Rubi Rails, JKS Steering Stabilizer Relo Bracket, Viair 450P OBA, JKS LCA Hardware Upgrade, Warrior Hood Lifts, Cobra 75 CB, Superwinch Bumper & TS9500 winch
02-25-2016, 11:06 AM #16
Join Date: Jun 2015
I’ve settled on getting a used Warn off Craigslist. It seems one will pop up every couple weeks. I’m currently debating a “New in Box” Warn 9.5cti. The guy bought it, but never installed it and it’s been so long that he can’t return it either. He’s asking $850 obo. I think it’s a good deal, but still above my $500 budget.
02-25-2016, 12:21 PM #17
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Lakewood, CO
Theres a couple Warn M8000 in CO for $350-$500. Some Ramsey and Mile Markers for ~150. May be able to get them to ship..
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