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    LOOK AT MY GREAT NEW PLANE HAULER

    Got my new plane carrier today. It took less than an hour to put together. All the parts and foam were precut and the
    manufacturer even included a picture with all parts lettered showing exactly how it went together.

    I saw Richard's ad posted in the RCU ads, sent him an e-mail with dimensions of my planes and the inside
    dimension of my van and he designed this carrier for me.

    I am attaching pictures and you will note that the wings on mine are on the bottom. The "stand alone" posts beside
    each wing fold down so you can slide in wings that have the landing gear mounted to the wing. I chose to use
    self tapping screws instead of PVC glue during assembly. If the wing posts get loose from raising and lowering
    due to taking the wings, in and out, I will merely pin them later.

    His ad is currently expired, but he has given me permission to post his e-mail address. If you're tired of hangar
    rash and want a nice carrier to haul multiple planes talk to him. Very reasonable price.

    Very satisfied Customer


    rockingsfarm2002@yahoo.com
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    Jim Vines
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    RE: LOOK AT MY GREAT NEW PLANE HAULER

    I have one on the way from him as well. It should be here any day. At his prices ,I don't think he is making much on these.
    Grammar: The difference in knowing your sh*t and knowing you\'\'re sh*t.

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    RE: LOOK AT MY GREAT NEW PLANE HAULER

    I don't think he is either. I urge him to make it worth his time.

    I had built one to haul 2 planes in the back of my pickup. I spent several hours cutting, gluing, etc.
    Then I purchased my van and I wanted one that I could slide in and out and haul more planes.

    It works perfectly, is stable and I can leave them in the van all the time. All that loading and unloading
    is now a thing of the past, notwithstanding saving all the dings on wings, etc.
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    RE: LOOK AT MY GREAT NEW PLANE HAULER

    Good Morning safebet and everyone else that visits the RCUniverse forums, and Merry Christmas.

    I'm impressed with your plane hauler and need one for the bed of my pick-up, and perhaps one that I can suspend from the ceiling of my garage to provide me with more uncluttered room. I have sent the manufacturer an e-mail using the address you have provided, but it came back as undeliverable. Would you please check the address, or have him contact me at greyfoxx@bellsouth.net please as I might be interested in purchasing one or perhaps even two of these. There might also be some interest among fellow members of the flying club of which I am a part (Paducah Aeromodelers at http://pampaducah.com/index.php).

    I'm constantly reminded that, "Experience is a hard teacher. She always gives the test first, and the lesson some time later!"

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    RE: LOOK AT MY GREAT NEW PLANE HAULER

    The correct address is

    rockinsfarm2002@yahoo.com
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    RE: LOOK AT MY GREAT NEW PLANE HAULER

    Thanks for the correction on the address Hill 202. Hope you have a wonderful holiday!
    greyfoxx

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    RE: LOOK AT MY GREAT NEW PLANE HAULER

    Forgive me for the "link" error. Thank you, Hill202 for correcting it. I sure want to see Richad get some business. He really does a great job, and
    delivers the merchandise in perfect shape.
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    RE: LOOK AT MY GREAT NEW PLANE HAULER

    Jim, If I may ask, what's the width of that?

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    RE: LOOK AT MY GREAT NEW PLANE HAULER

    Just buy the PVC parts in the plumbing department at the home depot and design your own.
    \"Never be seen with an ugly airplane.\"

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    RE: LOOK AT MY GREAT NEW PLANE HAULER

    The base is 30" wide. The entry dimensions to the back of my van is 46" x 46" and it loaded without any difficulty. With the 3rd seat out I have about 86" of room. My Spacewalker WS is a little over 80", so everything works fine.

    You could go and buy your own materials, but I figured by the time I tried to design it and the mistakes I would make I would be better off to let someone with some
    experience do. it. I'm glad I did. No frustration, mess, trips to Lowe's, etc. I paid less than $100.00 shipped, took me less than an hour to assy it and now I can haul
    my planes in the van and never load and unload again for each trip to the field. Will save me hours in repairing dings.
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    RE: LOOK AT MY GREAT NEW PLANE HAULER

    Hey Jim,

    Thanks for posting the width. The reason I ask is I'm always looking to improve mine. I no longer have my (old) truck, so now this goes into my Toyota Sequoia.

    Here's mine.
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    RE: LOOK AT MY GREAT NEW PLANE HAULER

    Nice looking setup. As soon as I am able (over the weekend) I will post a picture of my loaded carrier sitting in the van.
    I really like it a lot. I would have been tickkled if the price had been higher. Just having the convenience of not having
    to unload after every trip to the field and less wear and tear on the planes makes this carrier a bargain.
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    RE: LOOK AT MY GREAT NEW PLANE HAULER

    Thanks Jim for all the good words. Your right I don't make alot on these. With several years of design changes I felt that this one was worth sharing to fellow r/c flyres as I don't like patching or repair planes from stupid hangar rash. I'd rather spend my time building new or rebuilding a hole plane and of coarse flying planes. I put in a airstrip here at the house (40x400) so I try and can fly when every I can so that is a plus. I would like to see some pics of the craddle in the back of van. I think to date I've made well over 150 of these in the last year & 1/2. I haven't had one complaint and that really makes me feel good about what I'm doing and the service I'm ginving to fellow r/c flyers, so if there is anyone out there wanting a craddle let meknow and I'll get you set up. Again thanks Jim, I've post some picks on profile for everyone to see.

    Thanks Rick

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    RE: LOOK AT MY GREAT NEW PLANE HAULER

    I ordered a plane rack from Rick, should be on its way in around a week. I'm putting mine in a trailer I built on a 4x8 Harbor freight frame...its a 4x8 box 3' deep...I'll put a tarp over the top of it for the 12 mile drive to the feild
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    RE: LOOK AT MY GREAT NEW PLANE HAULER

    Goto to my member gallery and see the new craddle.
    This is Derek's craddle, should fit his trailer just fine and protect his planes. I also made one just like it for a Temple in Dalles,Tx. Email me if your looking for a craddle. Thanks Rick

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    RE: LOOK AT MY GREAT NEW PLANE HAULER

    Add me to the list of satisfied customers! Got my rack from Rick several weeks ago, and used it for the first time last week. Worked out great, and wish that I had done it long ago. His design works, and it's easy to change it up if needed. First class job! Thanks
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    RE: LOOK AT MY GREAT NEW PLANE HAULER

    sent an email inquiry, look forward to working with you!
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    RE: LOOK AT MY GREAT NEW PLANE HAULER

    Thanks Temple for all the good words. Check out my gallery for pics of Temples craddle and others. If you need a craddle, let me know and I'll get one made up for you. Thanks Rick

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    RE: LOOK AT MY GREAT NEW PLANE HAULER

    Just wanted to wish everyone a happy flying season. Rick

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    RE: LOOK AT MY GREAT NEW PLANE HAULER

    [b]MERRY CHRISTMAS to All!!!!

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    RE: LOOK AT MY GREAT NEW PLANE HAULER

    SPRING has sprung!!!! SO HAPPY FLYING TO ALL! BE SAFE & HAVE FUN......

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    RE: LOOK AT MY GREAT NEW PLANE HAULER

    Can we say BUMP
    \"My biggest fear in this hobby is that my wife will one day sell my toys for what I told her I paid for them.\"

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    RE: LOOK AT MY GREAT NEW PLANE HAULER

    Been a while since I've been on here. I hope everyone is having a great year of flyig so far. I'm thinking about doing craddles again if there is a need, So if your looking for a good easy to handle craddle let me know. HAPPY FLYING!! Thanks Rick

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    RE: LOOK AT MY GREAT NEW PLANE HAULER

    Rick, are you building out of 3/4 or 1/2 pipe?

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    RE: LOOK AT MY GREAT NEW PLANE HAULER

    I dont know about Rick, but I built a very similer carrier I use in my pickup and I used 1/2 in.  It is very sturdy.  I also use velcro across the fuse for insurance.
    ROLL TIDE!!!


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