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Old 07-23-2010, 08:14 PM
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Default Plan needed for portable foldable field stand

Can anyone help me locate plans for the field stand that is made of wood and has two work surfaces that fold into aA frame . the top accomadates a plane . I have searched the forums and have seen pictures of this and a number of flyers have inquired about plans for this but the treads stop there .
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Old 07-23-2010, 09:50 PM
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Black and Decker Work Mate 500 with simple tee frame clamped in the jaws.

The Workmate 500 is a two wheel dolly when folded up. Unfolded, it is a X frame table


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Old 07-23-2010, 10:07 PM
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No plans, I kind of eye-balled the first leg and made the other three identical. Made to get the best out of 1" x 10" planks (or 3/4" x 9" in measured parlance). This is handy as all get out and folds flat to take to the field.

If I were to do it over I'd lower the horizontals to accomidate .40 size fuselages with strap-type gear.

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Old 07-23-2010, 10:52 PM
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Not a plan, but some pictures and ideas:

http://modelstands.co.uk/wp-content/...et-Current.pdf
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Old 07-23-2010, 11:56 PM
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I have will to take a pic of mine , I bought it on RCU , two work shelves , clamp on plane adjustable holder , sealed ect , it was $69 plus shipping -all wood and folds totally flat
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Old 07-24-2010, 12:05 AM
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Default RE: Plan needed for portable foldable field stand

This is the guy that sells the stands for $67.50 plus shipping on RCU. He doesn't have any advertised right now

http://www.rcuniverse.com/community/...gs&memId=85856
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Old 07-24-2010, 08:22 AM
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Default RE: Plan needed for portable foldable field stand

Perhaps:
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Old 07-24-2010, 08:37 AM
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That Spook is a nice looking plane
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Old 07-24-2010, 11:04 AM
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Default RE: Plan needed for portable foldable field stand

Ya got that right w8ye

I apologize for the off topic question - Spook has a tail skid rather than a wheel. That a grass field thing?
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Old 07-24-2010, 12:03 PM
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there are no grass fields in AZ

Might be gravel?
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This is Arizona Grass:
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Default RE: Plan needed for portable foldable field stand

Thanks guys The Spook is a lightly modified Pheonix Strega for the RC Pro warbird racing in the Silver class, its served long and hard for three seasons untill currently I had to stop traveling due to health problems, The tailskid worked fine on pavement or gravel/compacted earth. The airplanes were never taxied but always used throttled up race starts and all landings were done dead stick on purpose.

Here is also a pic with my gold racer a severely modified Strega with A YS 110 that we did run with up to 45% nitro at times.

These types of folding field stands we first used almost exclusively by the Q500 crowd but later adapted by many of the warbird guys as they are extremely versatile. Perfect height for working on you airplane from a lawn chair or in my case a wheelchair.

I now use them for club events where we may not be able to use the assembly tables due to changing the pit configuration for certain types of event.
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Old 07-24-2010, 12:57 PM
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Default RE: Plan needed for portable foldable field stand

Yea - didn't check the "Kingman, AZ" on your profile. Raking your yard has a different goal too.

Back to the tail skid - how well does it work on the hard stuff? My field is concrete - my thought is that it would wear down pretty quickly.
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Old 07-24-2010, 01:23 PM
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Default RE: Plan needed for portable foldable field stand

Seamus Yes they will wear and at about the same rate on earth or asphalt (never been on concrete) But it lasts for quite while perhaps a full season but the airplanes were not taxied. race start takeoffs typically use no more than ten or fifteen feet of runway and the landing runouts went maybe longer once the skid was down.
If you taxi its much better to use a tiny little wheel.

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Old 07-24-2010, 03:38 PM
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I emailed the drawings for the plans that you asked about.
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Old 07-24-2010, 04:28 PM
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Thx John
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Old 07-24-2010, 05:11 PM
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Thanks to all for the pictures and plans. I appreciate everyone taking the time to help. Its the people like you on RC Universe and those at the field that make this a great sport. Thanks again Batdog
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Old 07-24-2010, 06:39 PM
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Hey batdog, where do you fly at?
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Old 07-24-2010, 07:43 PM
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Hey Drube  I am in North carolina now as I spend the summer season in the Mountains 'in fact I just solo this past week up here . I winter in North Port and will join the club in Venice as I have flown out there some. I know there is another field out Kings road that is a great club also and both are about the same distance from our home in North Port. Where are you flying? email me  batdog
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I belong toand normally fly at http://csms-rc.org/after work in the afternoon/eve's. I seem to miss all the meetings andevents because of work.lol I was looking to check out the Venice club and possibly joining them next year,we'll see. I know another "close" spot if you want to do some flying sometime.
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Pic of my stand.

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This is the stand that I thought the original poster had in mind?

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Old 07-25-2010, 07:19 AM
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You show a serious piston in your picture; I hope it is not from one of your plane engines.........
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Old 07-25-2010, 09:32 AM
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Ithought it was a trash can turned upside down. That looks like a chunk of rail sittin' next to it. I'm guessin' the piston's from a train diesel.
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Default RE: Plan needed for portable foldable field stand

I found this in another thread  http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_92...tm.htm#9309113

And this web page you can down load a pdf http://www3.telus.net/public/conmar/Dave/stand.htm

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