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Old 02-05-2016, 09:52 AM
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A close friend and I designed this stand for his CARF DG-800. It was designed to be a universal stand that can be used on multiple aircraft and wings etc.


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I like your stand. It looks like it would also work well for 2 meter pattern planes, with a little padding due to their weight.

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That's quite ingenious. I really like how it is done in the light ply.

I'm too much of a DIY guy to buy one but I could see this being a highly attractive field and bench accessory for a lot of folks.

And the issue of some added padding is easily solved by slipping a length of the split foam water pipe insulation over the edges of the "U". Just one long piece for a more open shape or perhaps in the case of the tighter fit as shown for the tail boom of that glider a short bit at the base and two longer uprights. A fix which would be easily added since that insulation is common enough at the home stores.
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After looking at his website, he has several versions that do incorporate padding that looks like dense weatherstripping. I like them all!
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