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Old 06-15-2015, 06:21 PM
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Default looking for pictures and ideas for taking planes to and from field

I have a 2008 dodge caravan looking for ideas maybe some pics of how you guys get your planes to and from field
Old 06-16-2015, 01:14 PM
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Wingbags dramatically reduce 'hanger rash' I make mine from bubble wrap and extra wide duct tape. Fuz bags with velcro closures are also easy to make.

Creating a high 'shelf' for the wings is a good idea. Eyes and bungee cords worked for me. You must have a close front to prevent the wings coming forward in heavy braking. I used some mesh from a kids playpen.

I have always had an estate car and would travel with wheels in recesses in a block of styrofoam. and the noses up against the folded forward seat. Worthwhile having a sacrificial carpet to catch the drips if you fly IC or jets.
Old 06-16-2015, 02:25 PM
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awesome info
Old 06-16-2015, 05:04 PM
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I built a rack out of 3/4" PVC pipe padded , with foam pipe insulation. It hold four fuselages and four wings
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Do u have any pictures?
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Here are a couple shots of my buddies van on a typical day.....

view in the back

view in the side



I ain't even joking....
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Old 06-16-2015, 06:01 PM
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Here is how I did the racks in my 2004 Chrysler Town & Country. It's built with 1" PVC. Just behind the "jog" on either side, the back side of the tee connector has no glue, so it can be separated and removed, or just the front or rear section can be removed as needed. Plenty of room underneath for smaller models, flight boxes, etc.
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Old 06-16-2015, 07:45 PM
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that looks ike what im after for my van
Old 06-17-2015, 04:45 AM
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I built a similar PVC rack in the back of my Truck, I used 1" PVC, but inside the long pipe sections, I placed wood dowel the entire length of the pipe sections, the dowel was longer than the length of the pipe so it would extend into any PVC joints, not sure what diameter dowel I used, but a diameter that would insert inside of the inner diameter of the pipe, maybe 5/8" or 3/4, what ever fit worked well, it made the whole structure a little stiffer and added support.
Old 06-17-2015, 07:42 AM
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I went with something similar to the pvc but in wood. Two simple racks, fuselages on bottom, wings on top, bungee tie-downs. Chevy Uplander minivan.
Handles 4 planes.
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Old 06-17-2015, 09:13 AM
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Having an obstructed view to rear can get a traffic ticket in some US states. Not a problem in the UK when I was there providing you had side mirrors. You might want to check your state laws before building a high rack.

My US built RV had a rear view TV camera which was the DBs.
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This is how not to do it: 1/5 scala Tempest in my Miata

This is how you DO do it: 1/4 scale Nieuport in my full size van.
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PVC rack, Harbor Freight moving blankets, and careful packing puts all this in my Expedition
i just love these pictures.
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I don't take apart my Bipes but I keep the spans 68 inches and under. A 68 inch Boeing and a 66 inch Tiger Moth and the van had enough room for all my flight gear and camping equipment, Just took a bit of planning to get it all in. I usually only take three [planes to the field and just lay the fuse in the back and use the front seats to keep the wings from falling over or shifting.
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Old 06-21-2015, 01:39 PM
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I just throw them in, and drive carefully. Keep the toolbox separate, they slide and do damage. Ask me how I know. I put egg crates under the wheels so the planes don't roll. I think a fishing net on the ceiling is good for wings. I used a table for wings, and it tipped over and ruined 4 planes. Typical day of flying here, oops, forgot the wings... Not really, moving them to the new house. Probably two more trips minimum.
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Here is the same rack system that i have in my '04, set up in my '94. In these pics, I'm all loaded for a trip to Bomber Field in 2013.
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Old 06-23-2015, 03:33 PM
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Old 06-23-2015, 09:19 PM
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I have a full size GMC Suburban, I made a 1/4" 4 X 8' ply floor nailed to 2 X 2s so it is removable. Racks made of PVC pipe works well for up to 60 size planes, mine is removable for 2 1/4 scale planes. Mine isn't finished yet but there are several posted good examples to give you some good ideas. These things can be made two tiered also.

One pict has a start stand on it for up to 60 size planes, I have bad knees.

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Old 06-24-2015, 01:34 AM
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A friend built this for his trailer, you could easily make one for your van.

Rolls in on wheels & has 2 retractable legs to support it when it pulls out.

I have to make new arrangements to accommodate a new model in my trailer, I'll be
building one of these for sure. Once removed it provides a storage rack for your models.

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