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Old 02-05-2007, 02:16 PM
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Default D.I.Y. Plane Stand?

Anyone got a picture of a simple "Do-It-Yourself" stand that will hold 10lband up fuse? I've got lots of styrofoam around the shop. Thanks, Mikel-T
Old 02-05-2007, 03:52 PM
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Default RE: D.I.Y. Plane Stand?

I use PVC to make all my stands. Simple, easy to build and will fit a a variety of models. I have small ones and large ones. The one in the pic is holding a 1/4 scale model. It is screwed to that old TV stand for working in the shop, and to let it roll around. For model transport, I remove it from the cart. At the field if I need more height for working, I have 4 pieces of PVC that plug into the lower 45 degree parts for legs.
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Old 02-06-2007, 09:58 AM
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I like it!
I'm off to ACE Hardware. I only hope that I can get a color coordinated tape measure too!
Old 02-06-2007, 12:34 PM
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Terry, thanks much better idea than foam. I guess it's glued up using PVC epoxy over that horrible smelling purple cleaner? Is that schedule 40 pipe your using? Mikel-T
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Default RE: D.I.Y. Plane Stand?

Mikel,
The last PVC project I did got screws rather than glue.
I would have used the nasty purple glue but I was out and didn't want to go to the store.
I put everything together and then drilled through each connection with a 5/64 bit and installed a #4 x 3/8 sheet metal screw.
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Old 02-06-2007, 03:35 PM
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I built the same basic stand but off set the top. Used 45's and drilled and bolted together, folds up real nice for travel to and from the field. 1/4 scale on down, holds them all.
Old 02-06-2007, 05:25 PM
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Default RE: D.I.Y. Plane Stand?

i may just have to barrow you idea i need to do somthing so that i can get more planes in the back of my truck. so far i can only take 2 planes with me unless i leave the mojo at home. i have a toyota pick up with a 6' bed and i have a bucket in the back. i was thinking of making a stand to set my fuses on that will stradel the wing of my mojo and then put the wings underneath. i may put some rubber feet on them and fill the base with sand so that it dosent move around durring transit
Old 02-09-2007, 03:02 PM
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Default RE: D.I.Y. Plane Stand?

Carrellh: With this Diam. of pipe is'nt kind of shaky?. What about sticking 8" of iron pipe in the legs for balance? That is a good idea using the screws though....

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ORIGINAL: Mikel-t
Carrellh: With this Diam. of pipe is'nt kind of shaky?. What about sticking 8" of iron pipe in the legs for balance? That is a good idea using the screws though....
Mikel
3/4" PVC is pretty strong and stiff. The pipes are a snug fit in the fittings so there's no "built in" wobble.
I guess if the unit was really tall, or was carrying a lot of weight, you might want to go to 1" or even 1-1/4" pipe.
Old 02-09-2007, 05:38 PM
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My best DIY stand has been a black "plastic" folding saw horse with a "hobby top" table that is made to fit and go on or off the horse. Then I bolted a robart stand to the table top. Very stable, dis-assembles for transport, and folds up into about a 4 inch width. Only problem is "Storehorse" has stopped making the "hobby table top" that fits on the folding horse.
Old 02-09-2007, 06:24 PM
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I built the same basic stand but off set the top. Used 45's and drilled and bolted together, folds up real nice for travel to and from the field. 1/4 scale on down, holds them all.
Did the same , built two for my club field, they worked great especially for low winged aircraft when you need to install the wing from the bottom, made them two years ago and they are both out all the time and have lasted well. used elastic cord around the legs too allow for different width fuselages to be put in .
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Here are some pics of the stands i made. 2" pvc pipe, bolted through to allow them to fold, caps on the ends to stop muck getting in, and pipe foam to stop abrasions work incredibly well, and very durable.
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Old 08-21-2007, 06:23 PM
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Default RE: D.I.Y. Plane Stand?

anyone tried building a stand/transporter that will hold 2 planes out of PVC i would like to take both my trainer and my p-51 to the field but i only have a lil car so a double decker would be awesome.. or if anyone has any ideas that would be great too..
Old 08-21-2007, 06:32 PM
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ORIGINAL: Mikel-t

Anyone got a picture of a simple "Do-It-Yourself" stand that will hold 10lband up fuse? I've got lots of styrofoam around the shop. Thanks, Mikel-T
These were made from 3/4" syrofoam insulation sheet. A 4x8' sheet from Lowes, Home Depot, etc works great. Use white glue. Almost no cost. Use 'em for building stands in the shop.

There is also 3" sheet of the same stuff.
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Old 08-21-2007, 11:33 PM
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Default RE: D.I.Y. Plane Stand?

No pic handy but my stand for my 60 size Dirty Birdy is a styrofoam ice chest with cutouts in the ends. And I've seen them used for much bigger planes. It's light, ultra cheap and provides storage area too. I've got lots of PVC racks but when I needed to make another I thought this would be so much simpler and I'm really happy with it.

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Old 08-22-2007, 12:43 AM
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Default RE: D.I.Y. Plane Stand?

well i think tomm i'm gonna start drawing up some plans on a double decker PVC carrier/field storage.
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Default RE: D.I.Y. Plane Stand?

I made a double deck version of the stand shown in post #2 several years ago. Just added 45deg. elbows to the top of one stand, same as the bottom. Then just put short stubs of PVC between the two. I did not glue the stubs into one stand, so the stack could be seperated.
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yea thats kinda what i was thinking but im not gonna have long legs on it, unless i just have them to put on if needed, the main reason for wanting this is to transport 2 planes in my little car to the field.
Old 08-22-2007, 12:14 PM
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Default RE: D.I.Y. Plane Stand?

Mikel-t

No need to use the purple primer for this application.

The intent of the purple primer is so a plumbing inspector
can see if the plumber had primed his pipe prior to gluing it.

The primer is used to clean and prepare the fitting for PVC
cement. It is not intended to be used as a bonding agent.

Primer is not needed to secure the PVC for a non plumbing
application, just use standard clear PVC cement.


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Terry, thanks much better idea than foam. I guess it's glued up using PVC epoxy over that horrible smelling purple cleaner? Is that schedule 40 pipe your using? Mikel-T
Old 09-06-2007, 12:16 AM
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Default RE: D.I.Y. Plane Stand?

If your using a truck (with a topper) you can take a couple pieces of 2x4 and punch some 1/2" holes about 3" apart and stick 1/2" pvc pipe and use some pipe insulation to pad with. clamp the 2x4s parallel across the sides. don't glue the pvc pipe sections in and you can make custom spaces for the fuses and wings.

If your looking for a stand for at the field here is a "different option". 1" schedule 40 is plenty strong. find the walker at flea markets or garage sale....or if your quicker than your grandma....well maybe not. any way less than$20.00 and a one night project.
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Old 09-06-2007, 08:44 AM
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Default RE: D.I.Y. Plane Stand?

Here is a transmitter/starter carrier I built.

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