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Old 03-05-2008, 09:34 AM   #1
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I want to build an airplane stand for use at flying sites. Would appreciate info about how to make, useful features to include, best wood to use etc. Thanks
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Old 03-07-2008, 11:03 PM   #2
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It's not hard.
A few 2x4's make your legs attach part of your table and done.
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Old 03-07-2008, 11:39 PM   #3
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Here's a pic I dug up of the stands we have at our club.
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Old 03-07-2008, 11:51 PM   #4
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On RCU there was thread with plans about a wooden stand you can build at home. It was kinda nice and would collapse.
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Old 03-07-2008, 11:54 PM   #5
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MrKiwi, do you not fly at Tomcats anymore?
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Old 03-08-2008, 12:43 AM   #6
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MrKiwi, do you not fly at Tomcats anymore?

I still fly at Tomcats, but my primary field is bayside.
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Old 03-08-2008, 12:45 AM   #7
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1.5" PVC pipe with fittings, and foam. It will cost you 9 dollars in materials.
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Old 03-08-2008, 10:27 AM   #8
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Thanks. I'm new to the hobby. Can you tell me what RCU means? Is it a web site?
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Thanks. I'm new to the hobby. Can you tell me what RCU means? Is it a web site?
RCU=RCUniverse, a website. www.rcuniverse.com
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Old 03-08-2008, 11:32 AM   #10
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The Stand the MrKiwi posted was designed by the guys at the Meroke Flying club in Long Island New York - it comes in Two sizes Regular and Giant scale.

They post the plans free on their web site;

http://www.meroke.com/sbbuildinginstructions.htm

The only real problem with it is that it is a tad large and heavy, so you cannot just pop it into your car. It becomes a fixture at the field... and THEN you'll have to fight to get to use it!

They do become popular in a hurry!

So download the plans and get your club to commision 3-4 - you will not be disappointed.

Good Luck!
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Old 03-09-2008, 09:34 AM   #11
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Thanks Karl. I'm feeling the same about this hobby. Tom
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Old 04-06-2008, 05:53 AM   #12
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Cheapest and easist is you get a milk crate cut your plane profile out of either end line edges with rubber and hey presto bloody brilliant stand and if you loose it what the heck get another milk grate
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Some people cut up a Styrofoam ice chest to fit their fuse and use that. Can be found for just a couple of bucks.
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Old 04-07-2008, 09:23 PM   #14
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The Stand the MrKiwi posted was designed by the guys at the Meroke Flying club in Long Island New York - it comes in Two sizes Regular and Giant scale.

They post the plans free on their web site;

http://www.meroke.com/sbbuildinginstructions.htm

The only real problem with it is that it is a tad large and heavy, so you cannot just pop it into your car. It becomes a fixture at the field... and THEN you'll have to fight to get to use it!

They do become popular in a hurry!

So download the plans and get your club to commision 3-4 - you will not be disappointed.

Good Luck!
Thanks for the info. I'll check out this web site.
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Old 04-07-2008, 09:31 PM   #15
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Some people cut up a Styrofoam ice chest to fit their fuse and use that. Can be found for just a couple of bucks.

That's what I do but I would not suggest it for gassers or field use.
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