Originally Posted by stevelmaa
D-man, would you explain your trick to hanging them by the tailwheels with wire hooks with a little more detail please? I need to start thinking about getting some of mine off the ground and Jholens method is great for the larger ones, I'm thinking a few on the wall for the smaller 40-50" stuff.
I'll take a picture this afternoon and post it later... but it's very low tech.
1. Drive a 4" dry wall screw into a stud most of the way. leave 1" or so of the screw head exposed (wall anchors will work when studs are not available)...
2. A stout piece of wire is wrapped around the exposed screw head (two or three times) 4" of wire left out ...
3. Bend a "U" in the wire so you can hang the tail wheel on it.
Trick is using wire that's bendable and stout enough to hold the plane.
Those lawn sprinkler flags at Home Depot have perfect wire and they're cheap.
I've been hanging to 5lb planes this way without a problem.