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Nov 18, 2019, 09:33 PM
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Storage of Craft?


Hi, All!

So, I'm looking to move my helis (all Blade) and planes (FMS P51-D, Eflite S15 Apprentice, Hangar 9 Super Cub) off my dining room table, out of my living room, and so on. So the question is: what's the temperature range for storage? I keep the Li-Po's in a climate controlled area, but can I store the craft in my 18F to 115F attic or garage?


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Dan
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Nov 23, 2019, 05:55 PM
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Yamovitch, I would think the garage would be ok, but I’d be a little hesitant of attic storage. My planes were stored in Michigan basement for years. No big deal, but I flew all winter with no problems. No they are stored in my garage in Mesa AZ and the extreme heat had no effect on them. I was leery but had gotten advise on this forum from others in my area. Batteries, different story.
Nov 23, 2019, 07:41 PM
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The cold is not a problem for foamy's, but heat is.... I warped the wings on my sport cub hanging it in the attic of my shop a couple years ago.
Nov 25, 2019, 05:53 PM
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So, I'm looking to move my helis (all Blade) and planes
Dan
Your looking to move them or are you under orders from the other half?
Nov 26, 2019, 04:27 PM
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I've found that sunlight (UV rays) is probably more damaging to the covering of aircraft. Most of mine are in a well-ventilated garage -- admittedly without such temperature extremes as you have -- and they've suffered no damage other than dust from my workshop activities. Those in my shed, also well ventilated, suffered from sun damage until I put dark flim from an auto shop on the windows.
Dec 07, 2019, 11:21 PM
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Thanks for the advice, everyone!
I think I'm oing to store, this winter, everything in the attic, but move into garage in the spring. I can set the garage up with a window unit to keep it from getting out of hand.

The wife isnt really bothered by my planes/helis,but out houseguest, who dont fly, think its unusual to have a Super Cub as the centerpiece in the dining room.
Dec 08, 2019, 05:22 AM
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think its unusual to have a Super Cub as the centerpiece in the dining room.
You should see my house lol.
My entire downstairs is dominated by planes and helis ��

Got into the hobby as a therapeutic aid after splitting with my wife, if I meet a woman and going to sigh and shake her head when she sees the Inside of a my house, it's like a model shop ha ha.
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Dec 08, 2019, 12:09 PM
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We have a spare bedroom that I have turned into a hobby shop. Im almost out of room for airplane storage in there and am working on a storage space under our house, then the sky's the limit.
Dec 08, 2019, 09:38 PM
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I store mine in my large (2800sqft) dehumidified basement with constant temp betweenn 55-58 degrees. Screwed together three 4 x 8 plywood sheets supported by 2x4's at the corners creating a 3 tier storage unit, 21" between each tier. Holds 8 foamies ( 1200 - 2000mm ) so far with room for 4 more on the top tier and 4 on the concrete floor below the bottom tier. All planes stored wings on except 2000mm FMS Beaver which I can't fit wings on in my SUV anyhow. Material costs about $60 and 2 hrs time. If and when I need more storage, I'll build another.
Dec 08, 2019, 09:46 PM
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I just leave mine in the car......


Dec 08, 2019, 11:29 PM
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I store mine in my large (2800sqft) dehumidified basement with constant temp betweenn 55-58 degrees. Screwed together three 4 x 8 plywood sheets supported by 2x4's at the corners creating a 3 tier storage unit, 21" between each tier. Holds 8 foamies ( 1200 - 2000mm ) so far with room for 4 more on the top tier and 4 on the concrete floor below the bottom tier. All planes stored wings on except 2000mm FMS Beaver which I can't fit wings on in my SUV anyhow. Material costs about $60 and 2 hrs time. If and when I need more storage, I'll build another.
Can you post up a pic, I'm looking for ideas when I finish my storage space.
Dec 21, 2019, 07:46 AM
Sure, I can fly after sunset!?
At my former house, I made a frame of 2x4s along one wall of the basement and used discarded wooden doors as shelves. There were 3 layers including the floor, about 2 apart vertically. Sorry but I dont have any pictures. I got the doors for free while my subdivision was being built. The builder was throwing out scratched and damaged doors.


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