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Old 02-27-2011, 07:10 AM
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I recently bought a used 40% Jtec Radiowave 330L. I have a 2008 Dodge Ram 1500 with a bed just over 6 ft. Anyone have any tips for a tailgate extension made out of plywood or some other ideas?? I can get my 35% Extra 260 in with no problem. Don't really want to buy a trailer just for this plane. Just need more length to tie down the solid. Thanks for any ideas.
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Old 02-27-2011, 10:14 AM
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I can get my 35% Extra 260 in with no problem. ...

Don't really want to buy a trailer just for this plane.
Hrmm...sounds to me like the trailer wouldn't BE just for that plane! *lol*

In all seriousness...

Can you take some measurements or post some pics of the airplane in the bed, so we can see how much extra length we have to provide here. A 1' extension is a whole different animal from 3-4 feet, or whatever.

Honestly, if it's not TOO far over, it may be best to simply prop the tail up with some foam or blocks, and let the back end hang out over the edge, depending of course on lengths, local traffic ordinances, etc etc.

So, give us some idea of what you've got to work with here...
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I need about an 18" extension on the back of my truck. Didn't get a chance to get any pics. Just looking to extend the back of the truck to set the tailgear in a place to sit. So any thoughts or ideas are appreciated. Thanks.
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Why not just block up the back of the airplane, and let the tailwheel hang over the back?  Seems a whole lot quicker, easier, and less trouble.
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I guess I could shape a piece of styrofoam of the bottom of the fuse and let it sit on that. The foam should not move once the plane is strapped down. Thanks.
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That's what I'm thinking, yeah.  I block up the tail wheels of my big birds even in the trailer, simply because I don't like pulling the tail down with the bungee and mashing on that tail wheel.<div>
</div><div>Maybe you could go that route as well, for a bit of extra security.  Long bungee, strapped maybe to the tailgate brackets/cables or something?  There's bound to be SOMETHING on the ends of that tailgate that'll hold a bungee.  Stop by lowe's for a bit of PVC insulation, and put it around the bungee where the bungee goes over the turtledeck/LE of the vert stab, for protection.  That, and some good straps on the mains, and she won't go anywhere. </div><div>
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Now that sounds like a plan........... Didn't think about the downward pressure on the tail wheel. Could use the same setup for my H9 Extra 260 35%. Thanks again.
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Hello
You can make a cross in the back of your truck, put the main wheels on the horizontal piece and tail on the straight piece out the back of the truck. Use bungies or something to hold it on the cross and the cross to the truck...

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Going to pick up some styrofoam and build a cross brace in the back of the bed of the truck. To fit behind the wheel well and the inside of the end of the bed. This way it can't move side to side or front to back. Make it about 12 inches square so it is wide enough as to not concentrate too much pressure in a small area on the fuse. And fit in the width of the bed. Cut a "U" shape for the fuse to sit in. This way there is no load on the tail wheel. And just let the tail hang out the back of the truck. What do you think????????
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I think the basic idea sounds fine...obviously may need some tweaking as you move along...you'll sort all that I'm sure.<div>
</div><div>But the basic is EXACTLY how i transport my 50cc Edge on a shelf that's "too short" for it.  Mains are strapped to tie downs in front, tailwheel hangs byond the end of the shelf, tail of the plane supported by a foam block with a cradle cut into it, then everything strapped down to tie downs at the back. </div><div>
</div><div>Works like a charm, and I suspect it will for you too.</div>
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Had this plane and truck. Get a cargo bar, put it across back of bed with gate open. Use bungees or even tape to hold main gear to the bar and throw a towel or something across the tail to weight it down. Been 75mph for hours with never a problem.
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anyone have pics of a foam setup?
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You can also make a simpe frame out of 1x4 or 2x4 to fit between the wheel wells and back of bed. Make it just short enough that you can remove frame easily but long enough to stay traped bewteen the wells and back corner of the bed. Add padded uprights as required to locate your plane and you're done.
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I used to transport mine in a Nissan Titan. I just left the tailgate down and put a big styrofoam block under the tail and a strap over the top of the tail. I never had any trouble doing it this way even with the stabs still on it.

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