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Sep 10, 2017, 04:27 AM
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how do You store your planes


hi
i am wondering how to hang my planes in my garage?
how do you store your planes?
i have a 1.5m Timber and Hitec extra300s 42 in wingspan
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Sep 10, 2017, 04:43 AM
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This is what I have come up up with over the years. Most of my planes fit in the garage and I can even park my souses car in the garage if needed.
Sep 10, 2017, 05:33 AM
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Like this. Not a recommendation, just a reality
Sep 10, 2017, 05:41 AM
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great,
so my goal is to keep my Wings on, i have a SUV so i can fit my airplanes as a whole. the hanging idea is awesome. i cant really see how the airplane is held with the string on the plane it self. How are you holding the plane with the string from the ceiling? I will end up doing that
Sep 10, 2017, 05:59 AM
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A hook and a wall anchor. The Seabart (the one hanging over the attic) is directly into wood so I did not need a wall anchor. The others including the Laser 230Z I use wall anchors so the plane does not pull right out of the drywall. I hang super light planes from the ceiling. The Laser 230Z is really light even though it looks fairly big. Normally I hang my 31 inch wingspan EPP planes from the ceiling.
Sep 10, 2017, 06:12 AM
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Jobinseattle- you mean like a small fishing hook? I have those i see so hang the line from ceiling and attach with hook on wings and tail. thats cool
Sep 10, 2017, 06:22 AM
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A picture of the hook I use and a few photos of how I store my wings. I made wing holders.
Sep 10, 2017, 06:27 AM
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nice, ypu i have those hooks for the ceiling.
Sep 10, 2017, 07:01 AM
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These (z-rack-n-stack) work really nicely. Get the widest one so that the tail feathers fit through.
Sep 10, 2017, 09:13 AM
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The various ways I store my planes
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Sep 19, 2017, 02:52 PM
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I have hung cattle panels from the ceiling in my shop. Cattle panels are usually 52"x16' welded 1/4" steel wire on 8" centers. Usually cost about $20. Set them high enough to be able to walk under them.
Sep 19, 2017, 03:05 PM
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Foamies can be compactly stored in a 55 gallon drum filled with Acetone
Sep 19, 2017, 03:53 PM
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Good idea with those foamies. I find that there is no one best way. Each plane needs some customization for hanging from the ceiling. Planes that I transport with wings on, I of course store with the wings on too. If I have to take them apart, it is more convenient to store wit wings off, but it's often harder to do it this way, and doesn't look as nice.

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Sep 19, 2017, 05:53 PM
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These aren't my images, but this is how I do it.




Super cheap. Each 4' welding rod is ~$3. Just bend them and hang it on a hook. For foamies, I put a bit of foam pipe insulation over the wire so it doesn't leave intentions on the foam if the plane sits for a while.


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