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Old 06-09-2019, 12:43 PM
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Anyone own these? When I got mine the foam cut outs were bent and not straight (I assume due to heat) and I have been doing my best to use them but they are real soft. Not sure if the Texas heat isn’t helping them much! LOL

Has anyone had issues with these? I love the cradle, just may need to firm these guys up some....



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I just ordered a set of these, hoping they are as good as the ones BVM used to sell:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Foldable-EV...72.m2749.l2649
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Old 06-09-2019, 12:54 PM
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I've got a set for my BVM PNP Cougar and they do not bend like your picture when the model is on the stand. I've got one for my BVM 1/6 F16 and it works fine as well. Have you talked to Patty or someone at BVM?
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Not yet. I did send the email today to follow up with her. Like I mentioned, this is only the second trip to the field with them in my van. I had them glued like yours and just thought they were too far apart so I closed them and and that still didnt help.

I will definitely see what Patty says. BVM has always been good about taking care of things.

I really love this cradle though....
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Old 06-09-2019, 02:07 PM
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mine did the same thing when my cougar is on it.
take couple of 3/8" dowel rods put 2 in vertically on each end.
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Let me know if you get a solution because mine for my 1/6th F16 is bowed like that too and I wanted to use it to transport but I'm afraid it might not hold up so I am switching to the belly on foam method.... I like my stand as well and hope there is a solution.
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Got a pic? Did you cut them and lay them in or did you drill them down and through?
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Old 06-09-2019, 04:16 PM
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If you go to this thread and look at post 104 a person I fly with makes his own stands for his airplanes custom. A little more work, but alot cheaper and more sturdy.

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The best way to keep them from deformation ,trace the shape on the thin plywood cut the plywood from the shape minus like one inch from the top, cut the foam in the half but live the one inch from the top glue the plywood between the cut and finished they will not deform .
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Disposable styrofoam fruit box?

Not expensive enough for you?
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Originally Posted by Dblex View Post
Got a pic? Did you cut them and lay them in or did you drill them down and through?
drill two vertical holes insert dowels1 inch below surface.
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Originally Posted by Dblex View Post
Not yet. I did send the email today to follow up with her. Like I mentioned, this is only the second trip to the field with them in my van. I had them glued like yours and just thought they were too far apart so I closed them and and that still didnt help.

I will definitely see what Patty says. BVM has always been good about taking care of things.

I really love this cradle though....
Any word from BVM?
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Hey guys I have the fix, works excellent and cost about $12.00 in parts you get at home depot. Two sheets of MDF 2x2x1/4" thick. My buddy Addison just took some pictures of it and will post them shortly. Not only will it hold your model solid but you will be able to strap the rack down in your trailer.
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Here are a few pics of Kellys foam cradle modification....works great....I am going to do it to all of my cradles as well.


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Originally Posted by Zeeb View Post
Any word from BVM?
Got an email from Patty and it sounds like they are going to 3 wide foam for future stands for certain models. She was gonna get back to me with details. More to come!

Thanks for the mod pics! Did yours go soft as well? I really like the fix. Looks great! Just gotta find me a band saw to make those clean cuts! Thanks for sharing!!!
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Like most everyone it just had to much flex, now its zero. The slots cut in the sides allows you to run straps to hold it secure in your hauler. It was easy and took about an hour to make.
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