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Old 01-29-2005, 03:12 PM
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At our club meeting today they decided they wanted starting tables for those that have a hard time getting up and down to start their planes.

It was said that the AMA published some plans for a starting table. I have been to the AMA site and can't find anything. Anyone have any ideas where we can find these plans?
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Old 01-29-2005, 06:35 PM
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I could be wrong, but I think what you are referring to is an article in Model Aviation magazine. I think it was in the last couple of years. Perhaps someone else remembers the article or when it was published.
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Most of our club members are old & stiff . We use wire spools given to us by electrical wholesale places. We also got the University to let us have the old steel desks which they were going to throw away they work great
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ORIGINAL: J_R

I could be wrong, but I think what you are referring to is an article in Model Aviation magazine. I think it was in the last couple of years. Perhaps someone else remembers the article or when it was published.
It was MA and your time frame is about right. Our club built 6 of these and they work great. Some still refuse to use them. I find them to be very effective and easy to use and saves the knees and back.
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Old 01-29-2005, 09:29 PM
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The plans you are looking for are in the August 2002 issue of MA...We have eight left after the last hurricane.. They work great..
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ORIGINAL: jpmcclary

The plans you are looking for are in the August 2002 issue of MA...We have eight left after the last hurricane.. They work great..
Just about every club field in our part of Florida is using them, we have 7. Seems the prop injuries have dropped way off since we started using them, plane is secured behind carpeted uprights. If you can't find a copy of MA Aug 2002, let me know and I might be able to dig mine out and scan the plans for you.
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Old 01-30-2005, 10:51 AM
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These stands have sprouted up all around Texas as well. We have six at our field and like them very much. We modified ours slightly to have more shelf space to set stuff on. When you look at the AMA plans, we made board "A" a 2x6 and lengthened it out flush with board "N".

They are heavy (good) which makes them a bit cumbersome to move. We fly at a local park, so kids playing in the adjacent ball fields sometimes mess up our shelter frame & flight board. These stands have been sturdy and heavy enough that the little vandals haven't been able to do much with them. The main drawback is that they attract wasp's nests during the spring and summer.

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http://www.skyblazersrc.com/fieldtable.pdf

My club is building several next weekend and I will have one at the house.
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Our club has eight of them, and I can't conceive of any better way to start, runup and work on your plane than these things. I went on vacation this past summer, flew at a field that didn't use them (Dave Brown's home field, BTW) and didn't know what the hell to do, felt like an idiot asking the fliers how they started up without the plane leaving them. It was the first field other than my club's field I'd ever flown at; I figured everybody used them.
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