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Oct 27, 2017, 06:03 PM
Ronaldo Nogueira
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Ultra compact and cheap RC plane stand


I bought the Turnigy RC Alloy stand a couple of months ago and liked it so much that I decided to keep it at my shop and create my own version to use at the field.
I ended up modifying it in a way that it is now more simple and compact than the original one. It is a bit more flexible than I would like due to the choice of wood so I may replace the wood sticks by thicker ones. With the current 2x2cm sticks the structure flex a bit but is extremely lightweight.
I used only cheap materials and I believe the total cost was around $20.
Here are the steps:
Ronaldo
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Oct 27, 2017, 06:06 PM
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Material


You can't go cheaper than this:
3 2x2x100cm wood sticks
2 wood hangers
4 shelf L brackets (small)
Screws, nuts and wing nuts
1 pool noodle
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Oct 27, 2017, 06:09 PM
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Main legs


Drill holes at the center of the sticks. Make sure the holes are perpendicular to the surface.
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Oct 27, 2017, 06:20 PM
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Feet


I used the same preparation used for the legs (sanding + thin CA).
NOTE: you may want to offset both sticks so they are centered when the stand is open (I only noticed this after assembly).
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Oct 27, 2017, 06:44 PM
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I used metal screw eyes and parachute line to make the leg stance limiter but you can use straps, wire, chains, etc
Dec 02, 2017, 05:19 PM
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Actually very practical. I need to check my left over wood stock in the carage. If I find some 2x2cm wood I'll copy your design!

Thanks Ronaldo!
Dec 16, 2018, 02:36 PM
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Finally did my "garage" version. Completely made from stuff around the house & garage. A bit rougher than Ronaldo's tidy version, but I reckon it's just fine for its purpose.

Thanks once again for idea & motivation Ronaldo!
Dec 16, 2018, 06:37 PM
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Awesome job my friend! I love this stand, I have one at the shop and now it is the only stand I use during builds and repairs.
Nice shop, clean and organized!
Ronaldo


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