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Old Mar 26, 2012, 05:58 PM
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Rc plane field stand

Hi all. I just bought a Phoenix scanner and was thinking of how to make a stand so as to be able to put the wing on without having to worry about damaging the tail feathers. It would be good if it could also be used to transport it to and from the field. Any ideas will be appreciated.
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DIY: Make Your own RC Airplane work stand from PVC pipe, cheap! (3 min 22 sec)


Should do you.

Could go so far as to create a box at the base to store extra gear/tools, and put wheels on one end of the base and a handle on the opposite. Throw on some bungies or some sort of tie down for the fuse and you could even leave the plane in it and roll the whole shebang to and from the car, add some PVC rails off to one side you could put the wings in there. It would make one sweet RC tote. Probably could build it for less than $50 with parts sourced from Lowes or Home Depot. Instead of having the pipes slip in/out for easy transport put a bolt with a wing nut on the base when at the field to keep it together.
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Old Mar 30, 2012, 02:43 PM
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The fields I have flown at we can drive right up and back our trucks back in, however looking at that video (and plenty of others on youtube) with a little imagination design something out of PVC. I tend to be good at imagining out ideas but bad at putting them on paper. Most of the time I buy a chunk of tubing and various fittings and play with them like legos and see what I can come up with and what I don't use for fittings just return.

Just looking at a design like that, I thought someone could easily break down a setup like that and run 3 way ends on the one side of the base, wheels on the other and attach the posts to use as a handle to/from the field.

I have done stuff with PVC pipes in the past for various ice fishing and yard games. One thing I found I like to use instead of bolts and wingnuts (which work fine but I always lose mine) is the smaller "hitch pins and clips" (not exactly sure of the exact name.....)

Probably not the exact advice you are looking for but hopefully it helps give you some ideas.

Good luck!
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Old Mar 30, 2012, 05:16 PM
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Yesterday was the last day of school for the term and in tech studies we had a free lesson. The teacher had a few wooden carry alls left behind from last year and i scored a free one. I cut some wood for a cradle to go on top and now i have a practically free flight box.
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Old Mar 30, 2012, 07:15 PM
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Nice score! Free is always best and it sounds like it will work out well
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Old Mar 30, 2012, 09:58 PM
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Like my favourite saying. Cheap is good, free is better
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