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Old Nov 04, 2012, 12:53 PM
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Can airplanes be stored on the nose?

Is storing an airplane with the weight on the nose likely to damage the engine, or anything else?
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Old Nov 04, 2012, 02:24 PM
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Simple answer: No. as long as you dont bang them to the floor ones a week.. some of my friends hang there modells in the propp on a hook in the roof, tail down.

Put a rag or paper under the engine so the dripp dont get on the floor.
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Old Nov 04, 2012, 03:45 PM
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I HANG mine both ways so that I use max space on the walls, I've done it for years ~~ no problems. I do agree about NOT standing a plane on it's nose . ENJOY !!! RED
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Old Nov 05, 2012, 01:49 PM
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Only problem with storing on their nose is the fuel lines can stiffen up and point down due to gravity.
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Old Nov 07, 2012, 10:20 AM
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Standing planes on their nose

It is okay, but be careful of this... Make sure you have absolutely no fuel in the tank..
Here is what happened to me. My copper tubes just behind the stopper corroded . Result no pressure line. Result, only half of the feed line inplace so the fuel just rotated in the tank .
Couldn't understand why the plane started but when it went into a climb .. dead stick!!!!
Lesson learned - empty the tank, disconnect all lines...

Good luck
LJR
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Old Nov 07, 2012, 11:23 AM
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I had a plane on it's nose for a while and the clunk fell to the front of the tank, had to shake the plane to get it to the back again.
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Old Nov 07, 2012, 09:30 PM
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Except for shaking the airplane some to ensure the fuel line goes to the rear of the fuel tank. it is no problem putting the airplane up against a wall or something nose down. It doesn't hurt anything. I have done it for many many years without any problems. Actually for inverted engines it helps keep oil from pooling onto the glow plug too.
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Old Nov 08, 2012, 07:41 AM
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I should mention that of the three planes I need to store, one is glow and two are gas.
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Old Nov 08, 2012, 08:15 AM
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I also store my planes nose down. The only bad thing is the seals on the front bearing of my Enya 4C are bad so all the excess oil runs out the front of the engine Other than that, I've had no issues with nose down.
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Old Nov 08, 2012, 08:56 PM
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Those gas engine tanks will have to have their pluming redone.
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 11:30 AM
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I was hanging the wheels over a curtain rod on my PZ Corsair, now it rolls like it has 2 square wheels. oops
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