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Old May 14, 2001, 05:11 PM
Rod
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Flying field work table

Does anyone have the dimensions, photos, or plans for a portable Flying Field work table. Working on the ground is getting harder as my joints stiffen up!
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Old May 14, 2001, 05:20 PM
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Quite a few of the chaps at our club have now invested in folding plastic picnic tables - the sort of thing with a mild steel or aluminium frame that folds into a case and has four seats attached. Apparently they come exceedingly cheaply in the local DIY stores or caravan centres. I have an estate car myself so don't use one.

cheers

Brian
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Old May 14, 2001, 07:40 PM
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Pick up an old ironing board, they work great as a field table. It is high enough and you can work on both sides.
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Old May 15, 2001, 11:31 AM
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I use an old TV tray.

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Old May 15, 2001, 01:10 PM
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Leccy,

What's an estate car???

Station Wagon, Minivan, pick-up, or El Camino?

(Bet you don't know what an El Camino is!!!)

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Old May 15, 2001, 01:34 PM
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Chris

The only El Caminos that I have ever heard of are as seen at the Moulin Rouge

An estate car is what you chaps call a station wagon- except over here they generally don't have any wood on the sides of them these days. Best modelling accessory after a Dremel IMHO.

cheers

Leccy



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Old May 15, 2001, 01:54 PM
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Leccy,

You chaps have a word for everything!

Here's an El Camino, made by Chevrolet, a division of GM. A Classic!



Cheers,

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Old May 15, 2001, 02:19 PM
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For my other hobby (astronomy) I use a table that rolls up for nice compact and easy transport. You can check it out at www.telescope.com in the accessories section or there abouts.

But, I've heard (though never seen) that you can find the same table for a bit less in the camping department of stores like Walmart.


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Old May 15, 2001, 02:42 PM
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I use a black and decker workmate bench. Folds up to fit in my volvo estate and is good for clamping things at the field.
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Old May 15, 2001, 03:27 PM
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Quote:
Originally posted by Mitch:
For my other hobby (astronomy) I use a table that rolls up for nice compact and easy transport. You can check it out at www.telescope.com in the accessories section or there abouts.

But, I've heard (though never seen) that you can find the same table for a bit less in the camping department of stores like Walmart.


Mitch
One of our rocket club members has one of these blue roll ups. It's compact when rolled up and is easy to setup. The nice part is that it is a solid top (but not flat) so things can't fall through. Knowing him, I doubt he paid the $39.95 this site lists.

I have a similar one that does have cracks between the slats (works great for keeping a rocket from rolling away while you prep it, but things can fall through the cracks. Also the top of mine is aluminium so you cold short any bare wires out - but I try to avoid bare wires at the field. It cost $19.95 at Walmart.

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Old May 15, 2001, 11:45 PM
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I use the folding tables you get at office stores. I have a nice plastic one, 6x2, that fits nicely in the van and is a good side to work on.
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Old May 16, 2001, 02:59 AM
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Chris

Whilst I'm not a huge car buff that is a very smart looking model carrier you have there- very swish indeed. Do the tyres squeal when you go around corners

El Camino - does that mean we are going to have lots of storms this summer?

cheers

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