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Old 04-10-2006, 04:26 PM
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Default How do you store your planes?

OK, I've finally hit that point. My wife is yelling at me because I have too many planes sitting on the garage floor. Plus, now that summer is arriving the kid's will surely destroy one of them if I leave them on the ground.

I want to put in some kind of wall or ceiling storage for my planes, but was curious to what the more addicted (uh, i mean experienced) r/c'ers out there are doing. Any pictures would be appreciated.
Old 04-10-2006, 04:41 PM
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This not buy any means perfect but this is how I deal with the mess. Since I've done this I have at least twice the room along the wall ( no picture ) to build and maintain. Since this picture I obtained a great deal on the !/4 G.P Patty Wagstaff that also fits. Hope this helps.
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Old 04-10-2006, 06:06 PM
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Default RE: How do you store your planes?

Here is how I put mine above the car and bikes.

Old 04-10-2006, 07:28 PM
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well this is one of my racks all 1 " PVC screwed to the wall with drywall anchores
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Old 04-10-2006, 07:33 PM
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I see that everyone's using PVC to make custom hangers. I was originally looking at some of the shelf material at Lowes & it was going to cost quite a bit. I'm guessing PVC will be a lot cheaper.
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I hang my birds by the tail nose down. This allows what little oil thats left from running to seep down into the thrust bearing.

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Short term storage for me is a series of stacking cradles made out of PVC for the fuselages and shelf brackets on the wall for the wings..... for long term storage, I use the tops of the #&$^&%@%$#($( trees at the field. [:@]
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could you share rough dimensions for your racks? looks like we have a similar collection. Thanks Bob
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I bought a few of the Dubro racks, and they work pretty well.
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If you have wall space; use a piece of hardwood about 8 inchs long by about 2 inches wide. Bore holes and glue in 1/2 inch dowel about 10 inches long about an inch from the ends. Pad the dowels with water pipe insulation and screw to a stud with 2 screws. Hang the plane by the tail. You can vary the height of every other one to get planes closer together. Works for me.
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I screwed a metal curtain rail to the rafters at the end of the garage.
I then hang the models from it by the prop using a loop of rope.
You can get half a dozen models stored out of the way at the back of the garage, and it takes up so little space.
I then nailed 2 lengths of the rope to the rafters(along the length of the garage) about 3 feet apart.
You can then easily slide the wings on to them, keeping them safley out of the way as well.
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ORIGINAL: CP140

Short term storage for me is a series of stacking cradles made out of PVC for the fuselages and shelf brackets on the wall for the wings..... for long term storage, I use the tops of the #&$^&%@%$#($( trees at the field. [:@]
I was going to say in plastic garbage bags - labeled so I know what the pieces were from.

I have a big cellar and a dedicated charging area with a couple tables (plywood on sawhorses) where I set my planes - wings stored on foam covered dowel racks under the table. If I have time I make a stand for each fuselage; which means I buy Robart Super Stands and use those.



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The riser pipes hang down in total length of 26 in, fuselage supports are 24-26 in nose to tail support and 14-16 in total for wing and fuselage [8+8] using 1/2 in plastic pipe - thick wall is better but thin wall is okay for up to 60 size.
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Default RE: How do you store your planes?

Um,

Just so you guys know, this thread was started and ended in APRIL. Someone dug it up and responded to a months-old post, again.

BUT, I store my planes in my garage on shelves before I fly them AND THEN I store them in one or more small plastic bags, after I fly them. Works GREAT!

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