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Old 10-31-2016, 03:52 AM
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Default Best Way ToTransport Large Scale Warbird Fuselages

I have a 50cc Sized Warbird, for reference a P-40; I am rigging up a trailer; considering that the landing gear is in the wing, what is the best way to transport the Fuselage in the trailer, I'm thinking some kind of cradle, something that will cushion the fuselage from bumps and movement; any suggestions, ideas, plans, photos would be great.

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I do this

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Old 10-31-2016, 05:38 AM
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Nice; I like it; are there some dowels in the front part of the rig to engage the wing dowel holes in the fuselage?
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Cradles are the best solution. I built cradles to fit each of my large warbirds with padding to protect the fuselage. The cradles are secured in my trailer with bungee cords pulled up and over the top of the fuselage. This keeps the plane secure in the cradle.
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Originally Posted by dasintex
Nice; I like it; are there some dowels in the front part of the rig to engage the wing dowel holes in the fuselage?.
Yes, it mounts exactly like the wing does
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If you build a cradle with padded straps rather than cutouts in wooden bulkheads then they can carry a variety of shaped fuselages. Bungee cords over the top need padding to. Ask me how I know this.
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Originally Posted by j.duncker
If you build a cradle with padded straps rather than cutouts in wooden bulkheads then they can carry a variety of shaped fuselages. Bungee cords over the top need padding to. Ask me how I know this.
How do you know this?
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I've see some transported on their nose with the spinner placed in a block of foam and the tail in a "cradle" on the wall. Seemed to work pretty good.

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The last suggestion works well as it gives you more space provided the trailer is tall enough. I have an Extra 330L that takes up half the floor of my trailer because it is longer than the trailer is tall. For that one since it has the gear on the fuse I just have it strapped to the floor with flat web straps and not tight or it could crack it. Wings OTOH can be a pain, the wing of my 4*120 is to long and that one I have strapped to a pair of shelf brackets, but I had it come off during the trip to the SIG flyin and wind up on the floor, thankfully undamaged.

For my other planes I have insulation that is used on pipes wrapped around the shelf brackets and can strap a fuse to them.



Another way is to build a shelf and lay them on the shelf. This is something I plan to do to the above trailer. Going to need it when I finish the B-25.

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