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    Ceiling hanging storage plane fully assembled options

    I am looking to hang my Great Planes Gee Bee up on the ceiling. I have a few options that I am thinking about but I am not sure at this point. I do know that I do not want a bike lift so that is out of the question. The reason I do not want a bike lift is because I do not plan on flying this plane anymore so accessibility is not important. I was thinking about a hook (kind of like a strong flower pot hook) and just get some rope and wrap around the wings or get an actual RC plane hook that slides under the wings( this is what I prefer), but the only down side is that the Gee Bee is Fat and all of the RC plane hooks are for smaller smaller fuselages. Give me some pictures and ideas, thanks Guys.
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    RE: Ceiling hanging storage plane fully assembled options

    Check out JL Power Products, they have several great Ceiling Plane and Wing hanging units, well made; I use them myself, they work great.

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    RE: Ceiling hanging storage plane fully assembled options

    Yeah I saw those but it will not accomplish what I want. I just got from homedepot and purchased some rope, a screw eyebolt, and spring link. With those items I am going to just do the same setup as the first picture. I wanted something like the second picture but could not find anything wide enough for the Gee Bee and I did not want to do PVC pipe.
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    RE: Ceiling hanging storage plane fully assembled options

    Oh and it cost me about $8. I will take pictures of it if it works out like I want it to.
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    RE: Ceiling hanging storage plane fully assembled options

    I hang my planes with simple soft rope clothesline, epoxy (For the threads and baseplate of the hook if you have a sheetrock ceiling) and the screw in type plant hangers with a safety latch. Even with the stompy upstairs neighbors, haven't had a plane fall yet. Every winter I assemble my planes and hang them up so I have more space to build new planes.


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    RE: Ceiling hanging storage plane fully assembled options

    Well here is my mine...
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    RE: Ceiling hanging storage plane fully assembled options

    There's more than one way to skin a cat! Looks good my friend, love the Gee Bee.


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    RE: Ceiling hanging storage plane fully assembled options


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    There's more than one way to skin a cat! Looks good my friend, love the Gee Bee.


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    Thanks! My wife and I both love the Gee Bee too. She suggested since I have plenty of flights on it and it is still in once piece to just retire it and just have it for display. Until I buy another plane for the engine and electronics I am going to keep them in the Gee Bee
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    RE: Ceiling hanging storage plane fully assembled options

    Hi,

    I made a system to hang plane from the ceiling, something similar to the hardware used for hanging bicycle from the ceiling, using pulleys. ( http://www.sears.com/m-wave-bicycle-...&blockType=G40 ).

    But, when I pull the cable, the tail lifts up and not the nose. That's because, without the wings, the nose is very heavy. How can I resolve this issue so that the nose and the tail remain horizontal to the ground?

    Btw, it's a 50cc gasser,,,, appreciate any thoughts on this...

    Thx

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    RE: Ceiling hanging storage plane fully assembled options

    Can you simply put the wing on?
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    RE: Ceiling hanging storage plane fully assembled options

    Can't, space restriction...

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    RE: Ceiling hanging storage plane fully assembled options

    You guys all need functioning ceiling fans in those airplane rooms....it eleviates all storage problems....lol


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