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Sep 29, 2012, 02:19 PM
Bouras Slope Flyers
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What Stand are you using for your glider ?


I am thinking of getting a new stand that would be easy to transport at the field, robust and with some "pockets" for field fixings.

I made a custom tripod stand, but was not happy with it at the end as it was light enough and capsised easily.

Thanks guys
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Sep 29, 2012, 02:20 PM
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This is what I made...
Sep 29, 2012, 07:43 PM
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Here's a free one that folds flat and can hold all of your gear!

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1040937

Scotty
Sep 29, 2012, 08:38 PM
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I have seen one which is built on a pipe that slides over a massive stake pounded in the ground. I think it even swiveled into the wind. You know it's going to get windy if you don't stake it down!
Oct 02, 2012, 06:05 PM
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I use the ground...That way it can't fall too far...
Oct 02, 2012, 06:18 PM
Be the duck. Whaaaa?
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Originally Posted by rtbates
I use the ground...That way it can't fall too far...
Thanks I needed a good laugh! I also assemble my gliders on my tailgate.
Oct 02, 2012, 06:21 PM
What's wrong with heavy?
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Originally Posted by rtbates
I use the ground...That way it can't fall too far...
I'm good with that!
Oct 02, 2012, 06:50 PM
Be the duck. Whaaaa?
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Uhh I meant to say I use my tailgate to assemble and the ground to hold while not flying...
Oct 02, 2012, 07:58 PM
Balsa + glue + bluesky= fun
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The rubber power free flight crowd has named their model stands "winding stooge". A google search has several hits. I've never seen two like stooges except the commercial units. Most are home brew.
Oct 02, 2012, 09:29 PM
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Tailgate to assemble and a picnic table to hold...
Oct 02, 2012, 11:36 PM
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My shop built folder that mount on camera tripod. Not perfect but works well enough.
Oct 03, 2012, 01:21 PM
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That is nice! You should build and sell them...
Oct 03, 2012, 05:38 PM
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The problem I face with my tripod stand, is that its tiny base, makes the tray very shaky, thus not steady at all.
Oct 03, 2012, 06:08 PM
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I've been using this stand for about five years. I like it. Found the basic plans here on RCG someplace. Cost me about $16 to build including PVC, adhesive, paint and water pipe insulation. The plane is a Castor 2.5m to give you an idea of scale.

Dave
Oct 03, 2012, 06:39 PM
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Here is what I am getting, a friend has one and it is really nice and works great. Also, if you bike, you are in great shape. Also, price is ~$65.00...also, you can stake it in the ground on each leg.

Marc


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