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Old Jul 19, 2015, 09:55 AM
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finally, I did it.. (RC plane storage)

I didnt know where to put my electric planes anymore, and I finally did it. I know im not the first (the 3 colons alternate is an idea of mine though ) , but this might give ideas to someone else.

very easy, modular, able to store a good bunch of them in empty spaces and quite cheap too (I guess less than 60chf/$)

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Old Jul 19, 2015, 10:08 AM
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Nice collection and neatly stored.
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Old Jul 19, 2015, 10:14 AM
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I like the alternating columns. I however won't put shelf supports sticking out horizontally at eye level or below, plus I use capped PVC, with pipe insulation, so no sharp ends. Each rack is a unit and can be relocated easily. I'm only 5'6" so I can still get 3 foamies in a single column in the "airplane room". I can get as many as 5 in the garage (10 foot ceiling) but it requires me to use a small step ladder. Your technique would enable me to get 5 per rack without using a ladder. I used to have all these racks filled, plus 2 more that are not shown.
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Old Jul 19, 2015, 10:21 AM
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A good idea with the capped PVC pipe.
The hard edges will dig in after a while, but a good set up Shung.
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Old Jul 19, 2015, 10:23 AM
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Very nice! I've started a similar arrangement in my garage, using the same brackets, but I may have to use your triple stacking idea. Thanks!
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Old Jul 19, 2015, 10:39 AM
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A good idea with the capped PVC pipe.
The hard edges will dig in after a while, but a good set up Shung.
ive used foam on the models heavy enough to ding, actually. not sure you can see this with my crappy pic
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Old Jul 19, 2015, 11:31 AM
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Old Jul 19, 2015, 11:35 AM
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ive used foam on the models heavy enough to ding, actually. not sure you can see this with my crappy pic
I am only looking at the pics through my phone, sounds like you have it covered, all I would say is some foam can get sticky and mark the finish.

I am sure you have that covered anyway, I am just being over helpful.
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Old Jul 19, 2015, 11:38 AM
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Pipe insulation foam over the shelf brackets works well; if you're worried about the foam sticking to painted surfaces, stick a sock over the foam.

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Old Jul 19, 2015, 12:51 PM
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Nice one

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Old Jul 19, 2015, 01:14 PM
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Pipe insulation foam over the shelf brackets works well; if you're worried about the foam sticking to painted surfaces, stick a sock over the foam.

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Ah, but if I told Shung to stick a sock in it I would get points
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I would not dare to show a picture of my storage 'methods'.

It's a 12 foot by 15 foot 'spare room' and you have to 'wade' through it as the floor is covered in old drawing, bits of wreckage, scraps and whole sheets of balsa, ply etc, wrinkled rolls of carbon and glass, lengths of music wire, small irons for film covering, carbon rod for wing joiners, half a dozen EDF units, boxes of electric motors, hundreds of loose control horns, servo arms, quickinks, nuts and bolts, tubes of glue, some trodden on, tangles of wire, etc. etc. etc. It looks like a minor explosion in a model shop.

Taking care not to step on the randomly scattered wings, fuselages, etc. of the about 20 good planes, transmitters, receivers, servos, batteries, chargers etc.

But I DO keep the glow fuel outside the house
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Old Jul 19, 2015, 02:14 PM
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Pipe insulation foam over the shelf brackets works well; if you're worried about the foam sticking to painted surfaces, stick a sock over the foam.

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Yes that's what I used
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Ah, but if I told Shung to stick a sock in it I would get points
Not because of me though

I can perfectly tell the difference in between the friendl jokes/play on words , and others

Thank you for your advice about the sticky foam. I'll double check it more often
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Nice. I want an easy way to hang mine from the ceiling as if in flight - but not take 4 hours to get them back down again..... Get to work on that.
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