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Old 04-09-2006, 02:00 PM
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Default How do you transport to the Field?

Trying to get a good census on how everyone else transports their fleet to-and-from the field.
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Old 04-09-2006, 02:28 PM
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Default RE: How do you transport to the Field?

I got me a nice ford explorer. Seats fold down to a nice big area in the back. Fit's my 1/4 scale gasser with plenty of room to spare.
Old 04-09-2006, 03:08 PM
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Default RE: How do you transport to the Field?

Can U say "Airplane Trailer".
Old 04-09-2006, 06:26 PM
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Your pic looks about like how I do mine most of the time. I have a crew cab, so I can put one in the back seat with the wings off, and the rest I arrange in the bed. But I can't take my bipe and my triplane together because I don't take the wings off either one--too much hassle. On days when weather is perfect and I want to take them all, or if I go to a fly-in, this is how I do it:
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Old 04-09-2006, 06:51 PM
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Good to see some replies. I leave the Cub put together, the P-51 Voodoo I take the wing off and stash as best as possible, I also have a Combat Corsair but she rides shot gun, just fits nicely in the front seat. Everyonce in awhile I can steal the wife Expedition, got stuck in the mud last time so I'm kind of fired for now, but this is my fleet run transporter.
Old 04-09-2006, 07:02 PM
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Default RE: How do you transport to the Field?

It's amazing how many solutions are over there for taking the plane to the field... I take my F3A on the roof of the car (a peugeot 206) so I also have enough space for the barbacue's equipment, wife, daugther, dog, a couple of beers and cokes, toys for my girl and all the necesary stuff for a happy sunday.
Unfortunately (for my wife) there is not enough space for my mother-in-law... JA!!
Old 04-09-2006, 07:11 PM
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Default RE: How do you transport to the Field?

I have a Nissan Frontier with a topper on it. Here's what I look like loaded up and ready to go. Ignore all of the wires. I load up the night before flying and I charge my planes in the truck.

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Old 04-09-2006, 07:19 PM
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Default RE: How do you transport to the Field?

PVC rack for two planes.

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Old 04-09-2006, 08:01 PM
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Very nice, my wife thought that it was sketchy for me to drive around without a topper and she also thaought that I was always taking too much stuff. Wait until i show her your set-up, that should get her off my back, ha-ha.
Old 04-09-2006, 08:30 PM
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Default RE: How do you transport to the Field?

I use a Ford Explorer. When I transport a long single wing like the SpaceWalker, I use bungie cords and hang it on the ceiling

bill
Old 04-09-2006, 10:11 PM
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i have a FORD f150 that i use for pizza delivering and hauling my sukhoi hobbico put the wing in the tool box with some blankets then bunge cord the main gear and place the hooks on the corner hooks of the truck i only have one plane to worry about i dont believe in have more than 2 planes.
Old 04-09-2006, 11:39 PM
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I'm in a Nissan truck with a topper. I only take 1 or 2 planes to the field with me. I only live about 5 or 6 miles from the field, takes 10 minutes to get there.

If your traveling with an open truck bed, and your worried about stuff flying out while your going down the road, get a Spider Web bungee for your truck.

http://www.cargogear.com/OneItemInfo...rtnum=HICGONET

This used to be my favorite, untill I got the topper:
http://www.qwks.com/ZipNet-Adjustabl...-Net-p-20.html
Old 04-10-2006, 05:55 AM
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Default RE: How do you transport to the Field?

Here is my new transport. Never had one before.

JEB
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Old 04-10-2006, 05:48 PM
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I use a 2002 AWD Cadillac Escalade, and 20 foot x 8 1/2 foot trailer.
I used to have a 12 foot trailer, but outgrew it in two years. The new one is a 20 foot car hauler, with enough room to last me forever....I hope.
It has an all white vinyl interior, and I installed a 8 foot workbench across the front, and two 8 x 8 foot shelves to haul models in one piece. No need to take the wings off the KingCat or the Ultra Bandit (when it arrives). I should be able to haul those two assembled plus my Super Bandit and BVM/Tam's FA-18F unassembled.
The trailer set me back $6500.00 new this January.

The shelves are laminates of blue styrofoam insulation board, 2" thick, 4 x 8 feet, with 1/8" hardboard laminated to the top and bottom. They sit on a 2" x 4" platform on vertical "E-Track" and "E-Track cups". The pieces of vertical E-Track are bolted to a 3/4 thick MDO plate, that is screwed to the steel tubing trailer sidewall framework. These plates are in turn covered with white vinyl shelfpaper to match the trailer interior walls.
It made a very stong installation, as each shelf will easily support my 235 lbs.
2" of foam rubber with a covering of furniture moving pads cover each shelf The airplanes are held down with 2" wide poly straps with 2" wide Velcro sewed to the last foot of the strap ends.
The only thing left that I feel I need is the installation of a suitable alarm system.
So far I have around $8,000.00 sunk into the trailer.

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Old 04-10-2006, 11:44 PM
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Default RE: How do you transport to the Field?

now thats cruisin in style oh put on some rolling rims too
Old 04-13-2006, 09:58 PM
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Hmmm I thought I looked for a string like this, and here I start My own. http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_4162458/tm.htm

Well after much haulin in and out of the house/Shop, I bought a minivan for the exclusive use of "Mobile Hangar" I have an extra battery that charges off the alternator, and the real has a number of AC and DC outlets. This summer a friend is making a cap to go on the roof that will accomadate the wings.
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Old 04-13-2006, 10:36 PM
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It is nice to see that we all have the same type of transportation in the beginning, hopefully one day i'll be able to grow up and accomidate myself with a travel trailer
Old 04-13-2006, 11:45 PM
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Default RE: How do you transport to the Field?

Usually just use a pickup with a cap and a sliding deck half way up. For Long trips to events my old 1958 Loyd Alexander pickup truck bed trailer is just the ticket, small but the best handling trailer ever at speed and gentle on the airplanes with the independant suspension. Has a large deep cycle battery with an inverter that charges while driving so there is plenty of AC for the weekend or more.

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Old 04-14-2006, 05:09 PM
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I'm currently using an '02 Ford Ranger with a fiberglass bed cover. Not a whole lot of room, but it works for me since I don't fly anything really big.
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Chevy Suburban--- A 4X8 sheet of plywood will lay flat when the seats are folded, and every thing is covered! So I can drive as fast as I want when I cant wait to fly!
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When I shop for a car I keep my flying in mind. I have a Ford Focus 5 door hatchback and it is perfect. About 30 miles per gallon and can carry 2 to 3 planes, .46 size, fully assembled. These two photos show my SPAD flying Indy Car and my SPAD flying mower. My 48 inch wing span Canard at the left of this message fits in nicely, with the mower on the side. I also hang my SPAD twin engine pusher/puller from two cross bungy cords.
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Old 04-15-2006, 08:54 AM
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Old Fords work well.
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Crazyryan,
Yesterday I removed the snow tires and put the 22's on.
Stylin'.........

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ORIGINAL: Villa

When I shop for a car I keep my flying in mind. I have a Ford Focus 5 door hatchback and it is perfect. About 30 miles per gallon and can carry 2 to 3 planes, .46 size, fully assembled. These two photos show my SPAD flying Indy Car and my SPAD flying mower. My 48 inch wing span Canard at the left of this message fits in nicely, with the mower on the side. I also hang my SPAD twin engine pusher/puller from two cross bungy cords.
i was seriously thinking of getting a ford focus hatchback as well did u get it used? that whats on my mind right now i drive a f-150 v6 gets sucky gas milealage
Old 04-15-2006, 05:27 PM
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CRAZYRYAN ....Mine is a 2005 and I bought it new. It is a great car for the planes. It is great on the highway too. Already have 29,000 miles on it.

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