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#1 FRIDAY_2008 Sep 29, 2012 01:19 PM

What Stand are you using for your glider ?
 
I am thinking of getting a new stand that would be easy to transport at the field, robust and with some "pockets" for field fixings.

I made a custom tripod stand, but was not happy with it at the end as it was light enough and capsised easily.

Thanks guys

#2 FRIDAY_2008 Sep 29, 2012 01:20 PM

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This is what I made...

#3 wsmorton Sep 29, 2012 06:43 PM

Here's a free one that folds flat and can hold all of your gear! :D

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1040937

Scotty

#4 lincoln Sep 29, 2012 07:38 PM

I have seen one which is built on a pipe that slides over a massive stake pounded in the ground. I think it even swiveled into the wind. You know it's going to get windy if you don't stake it down!

#5 rtbates Oct 02, 2012 05:05 PM

I use the ground...That way it can't fall too far...

#6 UberZogster Oct 02, 2012 05:18 PM

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Originally Posted by rtbates (Post 22895911)
I use the ground...That way it can't fall too far...

Thanks I needed a good laugh! I also assemble my gliders on my tailgate.

#7 dephela Oct 02, 2012 05:21 PM

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Originally Posted by rtbates (Post 22895911)
I use the ground...That way it can't fall too far...

I'm good with that!

#8 UberZogster Oct 02, 2012 05:50 PM

Uhh I meant to say I use my tailgate to assemble and the ground to hold while not flying...

#9 leaktech Oct 02, 2012 06:58 PM

The rubber power free flight crowd has named their model stands "winding stooge". A google search has several hits. I've never seen two like stooges except the commercial units. Most are home brew.

#10 Evan D Oct 02, 2012 08:29 PM

Tailgate to assemble and a picnic table to hold...

#11 Leadchucker Oct 02, 2012 10:36 PM

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My shop built folder that mount on camera tripod. Not perfect but works well enough.

#12 Evan D Oct 03, 2012 12:21 PM

That is nice! You should build and sell them...

#13 FRIDAY_2008 Oct 03, 2012 04:38 PM

The problem I face with my tripod stand, is that its tiny base, makes the tray very shaky, thus not steady at all.

#14 Highride Oct 03, 2012 05:08 PM

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I've been using this stand for about five years. I like it. Found the basic plans here on RCG someplace. Cost me about $16 to build including PVC, adhesive, paint and water pipe insulation. The plane is a Castor 2.5m to give you an idea of scale.

Dave

#15 R.M. Gellart Oct 03, 2012 05:39 PM

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Here is what I am getting, a friend has one and it is really nice and works great. Also, if you bike, you are in great shape. Also, price is ~$65.00...also, you can stake it in the ground on each leg.

Marc


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