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Old Feb 26, 2013, 06:47 AM
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How do you store your sailplanes?

How do you store all those valuable, fragile, large sailplanes?
Things are getting out of hand in my workshop, I need to get organised!
Assistance and ideas required.
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Old Feb 26, 2013, 07:42 AM
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Sell some? (Not the answer you were looking for, huh?)
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Old Feb 26, 2013, 07:56 AM
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In bags, hung from the wall.
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Old Feb 26, 2013, 08:38 AM
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You are right Woodstock, selling is not an option!

tkallev, any pictures of the bags on wall approach? Sounds tidy.
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Old Feb 26, 2013, 09:09 AM
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I hang the fuses on a 1in x 2in strip along the wall. I simply use large nails spaced apart using an insulated wire as a strap to suspend the fuse. I store my wings on a rack, laying flat. Years ago when i had floor joists overhead in my basement I'd suspend the planes from the joists using a rope to hold them in place. One end of the rope would be nailed in place using a heavy duty staple. The other end I'd tie a loop which would slip over a nail on the other joist. Worked great.

Best of luck.
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Old Feb 26, 2013, 09:57 PM
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I use peg board and 10 inch hooks. I put foam pipe insulation on the hooks. The lighter fuses I hang vertically from the stab. Heavier fuses I hang horizontally. The wings are set on top of a pair of hooks set an appropriate distance apart. I am in the process of storing/transporting wings in sleeves sewn from old sheets.
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 03:52 AM
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Bob that looks very tidy indeed, sleeves are good for keeping thinks clean and reducing hanger rash.
Kurt, I like the ceiling idea as I have a high ceiling to work with. Maybe attach some battons and hang wings from straps?
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 08:22 AM
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Mine is similar, but I bag as many as possible due to dust in an old house. Keep them high up and off the ground - away from kids, dogs and vacuum cleaners!
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 10:13 AM
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I use peg board and 10 inch hooks. I put foam pipe insulation on the hooks. The lighter fuses I hang vertically from the stab. Heavier fuses I hang horizontally. The wings are set on top of a pair of hooks set an appropriate distance apart. I am in the process of storing/transporting wings in sleeves sewn from old sheets.
LOL You know Bob.... If the old saying that "A clean shop is a sure sign of a sick mind" is true, then we really need to get you some help! That thing is spotless! Even with a dust recovery system mine is NEVER THAT clean!
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 07:02 PM
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Bob that looks very tidy indeed, sleeves are good for keeping thinks clean and reducing hanger rash.
Kurt, I like the ceiling idea as I have a high ceiling to work with. Maybe attach some battons and hang wings from straps?
You have the right idea... The rafter space works great because it keeps things out of the way.


Best of luck....

Kurt
ps.. post pictures.
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 11:15 PM
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Not to worry, I'm fine. This is the normal state of my shop. The camera doesn't have enough resolution to show the layer of dust nor the paint and glue spills on the floor. The previous pictures were taken just after I finished setting up the shop. I took them knowing it would never again be so clean.
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Old Feb 28, 2013, 01:51 PM
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Hang them from the ceiling, some of the hangers are held up with rope run thru a couple pulleys and cleated at the wall, that way I can get them up a little higher

1 hanger style for all types
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Old Feb 28, 2013, 06:33 PM
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Gliders or sailplanes?

Here's how I store the large sailplanes.
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Old Mar 02, 2013, 06:44 PM
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I hang most fuselages and wings on straps using hooks and some cheap fabric straps.
Wings are hung L.E. down.
The heavy scale fuselages are kept in cradles. Most stuff in bubble wrap "bags".
Some are kept in storage "bags" attached to a broom-stick handle for easier transport to the field.

Everything neatly stores on shelves in my "storage room".
yea, I've got too many, but then again...
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Old Mar 05, 2013, 02:30 PM
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Storage method

Hi,
I have been known to occasionally store one in a multicolored plastic bag in a tree. Sorry Just had to go there!

I just bought a cheap furniture dolly at harbor freight. I'm making a rolling airplane rack ,fuses on one side wings on the other, charging eqip between. I will expand the width and length of the small dolly to approx 30" x 24".
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