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Old Jan 12, 2008, 11:23 PM
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park flyer transport/storage rack completed

Finally got it done! I can haul three planes and all flight gear to the field with one hand! The bottom tray is coroplast, the rest is 3/4" PVC with padding. I designed it in CAD and really had a blast with it. I have a second set of padded "arms" in case I want to carry a monoplane in the lower hanger. The bottom tray has a long velcro strip for keeping batteries and the transmitter secured. There are provisions for mini bungee cords to keep a plane on the top for transport, and the top perch serves as the service bay at the field. I am debating making the top section removable so I can put this in the back seat of my car (with two planes loaded on it). I use it for hangar storage too, just put it on top of my rollaway tool chest with planes loaded on it.. (don't laugh at my windsock )





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Old Jan 12, 2008, 11:46 PM
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Looks good, nice work. The windsock is a nice touch.
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Old Jan 13, 2008, 09:35 AM
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Nice setup. The windsock is a great idea.
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Old Jan 13, 2008, 10:05 AM
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Nice job. I too like the wind sock.

What P-51 is that in the middle?
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Old Jan 13, 2008, 10:05 PM
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Thats a GWS p-51 that Santa brought. All ready to maiden!
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Old Jan 14, 2008, 09:32 AM
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Not enough space. You need more airplanes.
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Old Jan 20, 2008, 04:15 PM
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Can you build me one, ahhhh, say --- very cheap?
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Old Jan 20, 2008, 10:25 PM
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I can transport 5+ with my current setup.
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Old Jan 21, 2008, 07:22 AM
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I like that.
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Old Jan 21, 2008, 08:37 AM
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Gear Head,
What I see that you did different than most was to have a padded bar above the wing. Good move, helps to hold planes in place without having to tie them down.
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Old Jan 21, 2008, 09:58 PM
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I had the intention of making the planes stable when leaned back (as a dolly), hence the upper pads.
I need to post recent more pics, I've added the T-max wheels in the background of the picture as dolly wheels, 2 on an all-thread axle, a short end cap standoff to make the front level with the wheels installed, and made the top cradle removeable with hitch pins and couplers. I made a small frame for using the cradle on the benchtop, works awesome as a work stand and single plane tote (using those mini bungees). Ah yes, and lastly it looks much cooler with stickers on it.
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Old Mar 21, 2008, 10:06 PM
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Looks great

I currently working on some for my 70 inch nitro trainers (NexSTAR & Tower Hobbies) and my Pulse XT.

I really like the way yours looks! Very nice work!
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Old Nov 07, 2009, 10:29 PM
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Finally got it done! I can haul three planes and all flight gear to the field with one hand! The bottom tray is coroplast, the rest is 3/4" PVC with padding. I designed it in CAD and really had a blast with it. I have a second set of padded "arms" in case I want to carry a monoplane in the lower hanger. The bottom tray has a long velcro strip for keeping batteries and the transmitter secured. There are provisions for mini bungee cords to keep a plane on the top for transport, and the top perch serves as the service bay at the field. I am debating making the top section removable so I can put this in the back seat of my car (with two planes loaded on it). I use it for hangar storage too, just put it on top of my rollaway tool chest with planes loaded on it.. (don't laugh at my windsock )





any chance you could repost the photos - thx
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Old Nov 08, 2009, 05:07 AM
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Yes, the photos seem to have been lost.
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