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Old 06-21-2011, 02:31 PM
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I want to transport my Stik's 7 foot one-piece wing on my SUV's roof rack. I thought about building or buying an 8 foot box (where to buy?); or putting the wing between two large batts of grey foam (where to find?) and using bungees to tie down the arrangement. I'd be grateful for any ideas about how to do this in a safe and secure way.
Old 06-21-2011, 03:59 PM
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Default RE: long wing on car roof rack?

You can get the Dow BluCore house insulation sheets at HomeDepot or Lowes and make a wing envelope and carefully tie that down.     
Old 06-21-2011, 05:20 PM
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Default RE: long wing on car roof rack?

Two are the main considerations:

1) Cushion the surface of contact between the rack elements and the wing.

2) Hold the wing down (and also up and sideways) preventing accidental lift from the wind generated by the speed of the SUV.

Additional considerations:

3) Protect control surfaces, linkages and servos from accidental over-loads due to tie-downs and/or flutter.

4) Protect wing from rain.

Some ideas here:

http://www.carrackadvice.com/2010/02/
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Default RE: long wing on car roof rack?

I have put my one piece Sr. Telemaster wing through both of my back windows. A little foam wrapped around where the windows come up to "hold" it in place. About a foot or so, out each window.
Old 06-22-2011, 03:43 PM
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Default RE: long wing on car roof rack?

Today, I have been thinking that a light and sturdy box made out of Coroplast would be strong and weather proof.

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