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Old Dec 23, 2012, 10:43 AM
Balsa just crashes better
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surprisingly I learned that my assembled planes with landing gear will stay fine in my pick up bed with a hard cover by wrapping towels around the landing gear,
I usually arrange them to get the most planes in the bed and they stay in postion during the 11 mile trip.
I have a rubber bed mat on the bottom with a furniture moving blanket over that.
I tried it as a test and it has worked great for the past five years

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Old Dec 23, 2012, 10:45 AM
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We have a Santa Fe, we take four planes most of the time.
Sensei, Tower 40, EasyStar, Nexstar Mini. Two folding chairs,
booster box, radios, cooler, small tool pouch.
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Old Dec 24, 2012, 06:37 AM
Where did that tree come from
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We have a Santa Fe, we take four planes most of the time.
Sensei, Tower 40, EasyStar, Nexstar Mini. Two folding chairs,
booster box, radios, cooler, small tool pouch.
I'm not doing something right. I have a hard time with two planes and gear in our Expedition. And I have no passenger with me.
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Old Dec 24, 2012, 10:32 AM
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I started my box from the all foam idea. I used part of the cardboard the plane came in and some foam I had.
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Just a box and foam
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Old Dec 24, 2012, 11:03 AM
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Starting from the box it came in is great!

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Old Dec 25, 2012, 09:32 AM
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I'm not doing something right. I have a hard time with two planes and gear in our Expedition. And I have no passenger with me.
Are they 30% ?
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Old Dec 25, 2012, 10:13 AM
Where did that tree come from
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Are they 30% ?
No, I just never took the time to build a PVC stand to stack them on. I need to start looking at some stand to get some idea on how to build one.

How do you like your 3dhs extra 300 ?
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Old Dec 25, 2012, 11:06 AM
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No, I just never took the time to build a PVC stand to stack them on. I need to start looking at some stand to get some idea on how to build one.

How do you like your 3dhs extra 300 ?
I am still waiting on weather for a maiden. With the box I made it will transport inside my pickup and just a minute to put the wings on. I have 62 inch jug foamy that I would like to haul in the bed and keep the wing on. So I have been looking for ideas also.
This one looks promising...
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Old Dec 25, 2012, 11:44 AM
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Something like that might work.
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Old Dec 25, 2012, 12:20 PM
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Also ran across this one too. In the bed of the truck you have to think about the wind, so they need to be lined up with the wind.

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Old Dec 25, 2012, 03:27 PM
Where did that tree come from
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In the bed of a truck with my driving and 12 miles to the club field, I would lose half of them.
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Old Dec 25, 2012, 06:09 PM
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I have a short bed, extended cab, with a hard cover. I keep a 1/2" sheet of plywood in the bed with a heavy cardboard sheet on top of that. I have several cut openings in the cardboard with clothehanger wire hooks in the openings.
I use heavy duty rubberbands that hook to the wire loops, and secure the planes in position. I have wheel chocks made from foam to leep the planes in place.
It is a 52 mile round trip to our field and I make the trip 2-3 times a week, and have for the past several years, and have not lost a plane yet.
All of my planes are 50 to 60 " ws, and depending how I arrange them, I can take 4-5 each trip
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Old Dec 25, 2012, 07:16 PM
that's gonna leave a scar
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I have a short bed, extended cab, with a hard cover. I keep a 1/2" sheet of plywood in the bed with a heavy cardboard sheet on top of that. I have several cut openings in the cardboard with clothehanger wire hooks in the openings.
I use heavy duty rubberbands that hook to the wire loops, and secure the planes in position. I have wheel chocks made from foam to leep the planes in place.
It is a 52 mile round trip to our field and I make the trip 2-3 times a week, and have for the past several years, and have not lost a plane yet.
All of my planes are 50 to 60 " ws, and depending how I arrange them, I can take 4-5 each trip
i'm liking this idea. i have alot of jets that belly land. so this might be the trick for them
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Old Dec 25, 2012, 08:44 PM
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I got all of this into my Forester in one trip:

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Old Dec 25, 2012, 09:44 PM
Yea, I fly dusty planes..
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Girls and boy's.....can you spell H A N G E R~R A S H??? what's that dirty Johnny? you say you have some in your pants right now??
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