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Old Jan 26, 2004, 06:20 PM
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DIY stand plans

I have been lurking for awhile , but this is my first post. I have found this to be a very interesting and enlightening site . My question is , does anyone have a link to plans to build a stand for sport size airplanes that will hold the plane high enough that you dont have to bend over to work on it? Thanks.
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Old Jan 27, 2004, 12:19 PM
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I went to home depot and bought a fold up workmate type table.The height is adjustable and I just set the plane on it.I am planning on making a cradle to hold my h-p taylorcraft on it .It was 60 or so bucks and it is handy to use for other stuff not just a dedicated plane stand.
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Old Jan 27, 2004, 08:17 PM
Carrying a lot of weight!
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The folding table idea is outstanding. It can be used with any of the available "airplane" stands available from your LHS. Ernst, robart, etc...

A folding card table would also work if you want to sit down and work.

You could also make one out of PVC water pipe from Home Depot or Lowe's.

I hate bending over...
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Old Jan 31, 2004, 09:17 AM
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Sussex model Centre here in England sell a good table made I beleive by SLEC, its not cheap but its the best bit of ground support kit Ive ever purchased.http://sussex-model-centre.co.uk/[IMG]FliteMate.jpeg[/IMG]
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Old Jan 31, 2004, 06:36 PM
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I bought a little garden cart with expanded metal in the floor of it. Slightly larger than a kids wagon. I then built a stand out of PVC and used HEAVY DUTY tie wraps to fasten it to the cart & I leave it at the field. The stand is tall enough to work on your plane in a standing position. Now when I get there I pull the cart over to the truck, assy. the plane on the stand load the rest of my gear on the cart & pull it all to the pits at one time. This has proven to be about the handest thing there especially for us that fly 1/4 scale & larger. Were all a close nit bunch so no worries about thieves and every one uses it!! Comes in real handy when some one crashes there plane a distance away, it easly hauls all the pieces back!!
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Old Feb 04, 2004, 09:17 AM
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If you fly at the same place all the time. Do what we did at our feild. Build tables. They can be seen at sircm.com and I think one of the members will supply plans in sale area.

Good Luck
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