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Sep 29, 2012, 07:25 AM
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How do you store your plane(s) (when living in small apartments)?


while my first plane just arrived at customs, I am already making plans for more.
Trouble is, I live in a 60mē 2 room apartment with 2 Belgian Shepherds and 1 cat. So storing them anywhere below 180cm AGL is a NoGo and there is no sufficient closet space available. I was thinking of putting attachment points for wires to the planes and put them under the ceiling. As my planes are going to get ICAO lighting, they could even replace the room lights.
But I still wonder if there are some other interesting ways to store them.

So, how do any of you who also live in rather small places store multiple model airplanes?

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Sep 29, 2012, 08:28 AM
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Two hooks and two loops of string will hold a plane close up against a ceiling. If you didn't have the minimum-height requirement, you could hang your planes with one hook and one loop of string, from the prop hub.
Sep 29, 2012, 09:11 AM
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Take the wings off. Makes things a lot simpler. That's what I did when I lived in limited space.
Sep 29, 2012, 09:22 AM
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I hang mine on the wall using rafe_b's described method. I got those picture hanging hooks that don't need nails or a hammer to install and just loop the string through the landing gear.

Keeps them up off the floor and prevents hangar rash.
Sep 29, 2012, 09:27 AM
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Give this a shot ...ZeeZee
Sep 29, 2012, 10:09 AM
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Hey zeezee, I'd fire your flooring guy, hardwood floors go on the floor not the ceiling.
Sep 29, 2012, 11:53 AM
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Hah...real man will find hid way to live!! 60 square meters is good enough to get more plane brother.

Sep 30, 2012, 02:18 PM
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For planes in the 36" or smaller range I like to find a corrugated box that will fit it, or, more likely, make one. I use foam blocks and/or velcro to secure the plane and other items in the box.

A boxed plane can be shoved/stacked in lots of places I wouldn't risk putting an unprotected plane, and transportation is easier; both in protecting the plane and containing whatever I need for it.

The one pictured was a large flower box I found in a store bin.

Sep 30, 2012, 06:08 PM
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closet pilot (1 min 15 sec)
Oct 05, 2012, 05:11 PM
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Originally Posted by smittyplugs
Great stuff haha
Oct 05, 2012, 05:47 PM
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Here's some in the "workshop" corner of the hallway... some of the rest, including a 72" motorized glider and a 56" Seniorita, are hanging from rubber bands on hooks in the TV room ceiling!

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