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Old 03-04-2012, 07:01 PM
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Default CARF ULTRA LIGHTNING CRADLE/STAND

I finally finished the Ultra Lightning stand! A special thanks to Paul Dries for loaning me is baby so I could develop the new stand! Eventually I will be able to post pics!, any ideas??????

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Old 03-04-2012, 07:05 PM
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Old 03-04-2012, 07:09 PM
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Old 03-04-2012, 07:12 PM
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Old 03-04-2012, 07:17 PM
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Old 03-04-2012, 07:46 PM
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Default RE: CARF ULTRA LIGHTNING CRADLE/STAND

oops, just noticed that I posted it for the Ultra Flash, it is for the Ultra Lightning! How do I go about fixing that???

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Old 03-04-2012, 07:48 PM
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Got it!



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Default RE: CARF ULTRA LIGHTNING CRADLE/STAND

That's sweet, nice job man!

Chris designed and cut my TJ F-16 stand and another for my Eurofighter, these stands are great! I strap my jet down with tie downs in my truck. I've driven to Seattle with it in back, over 600mi round trip, no worries, tough stand!
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Nice Chris!

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Default RE: CARF ULTRA LIGHTNING CRADLE/STAND

I'm waiting this version since I have seen one in the Ultra flash thread.
Only one word.... GORGEOS
Can we order one?
Thanks a lot.
Best regards.
Old 03-05-2012, 03:51 AM
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Default RE: CARF ULTRA LIGHTNING CRADLE/STAND

nice stand!!

but I see you have a A-4 in da pic! I awaits want one but less ppll
making a nice small one.


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Old 03-05-2012, 05:33 AM
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Default RE: CARF ULTRA LIGHTNING CRADLE/STAND

I use a modified BVM"F100" stand. It serves to allow wing assembly/removal
and to service the turbine area and the cockpit as well.. I take it to the field as the bottom
has 3 trays to put tools etc in!!!
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Default RE: CARF ULTRA LIGHTNING CRADLE/STAND

Chris - thanks for a fine piece of engineering. Really outstanding.

These pics don't really do full justice.

The main stand uses a cut down wing tube to hold the airframe into the stand. Remove the airframe and there are 2 sets of supports that key into the stand designed to hold the plane upright or inverted to allow installation of the wing, access to the turbine hatch etc. There are gear clearances so when held upright the gear operation can be checked. Loop holes on the side are for tie-down points. Cut-outs in the bottom can be used as "keys" to help lock the stand onto a shelf in a trailer or ? I have found that most damage to models comes from hangar rash and transport and these stands really go a long way to minizing this problem.

Chris has done an amazing job at a very reasonable price.

I also know Chris has stands for the Carf Tutor (already have one) and the Ultra Flash.

Cheers,

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Old 03-05-2012, 08:15 AM
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Default RE: CARF ULTRA LIGHTNING CRADLE/STAND

Chris, PM sent. I want a stand! Also need one for my CARF Tutor.
Old 03-05-2012, 09:31 AM
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Default RE: CARF ULTRA LIGHTNING CRADLE/STAND

Why don't you tall us a little more about your laser cutter?? Is it the plexi box on the work bench?
Old 03-06-2012, 06:15 AM
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Default RE: CARF ULTRA LIGHTNING CRADLE/STAND

Chris-just sent you an email-i think RCU ate my PM.

Awesome work as usual. I would like 1 UL stand and 2 UF stands.

thanks

Joe
Old 03-06-2012, 06:17 AM
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Default RE: CARF ULTRA LIGHTNING CRADLE/STAND

I dunno details about his cutter but the stand is made out of 3/8's 9ply and it sure did a nice job on that. From the pics u can see the size of the table - the bottom piece is close to 4' long.

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Old 03-06-2012, 11:34 AM
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Joe, i got the mesages, just been slammed at work. I will be checking messages to
night.
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Default RE: CARF ULTRA LIGHTNING CRADLE/STAND

Chris nice to meet u finally will have to do a reuben and a dunkel again soon
I got to see this stand in person unbelievable craftsmanship I have one of the toot stands and built another for a buddy.

U do great work keep it up and it's worth every penny

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Thanks for the compliments guys, I really appreciate it! And yes, we are definately going to have to hit the Reuben and Dunkel again, and then more Dunkels

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We will be back there apr1-9 if ya can swing it bring dw (da wife) Paul and his dw will be there 6-8 th send me an email. Don't forget guys he has an f84 stand too his ultra flash /lightning/tutor stands are a work of art
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so Chris,

I gotta know, how far into that 4 hr drive back did the Reuben and Dunkel hit bottom.... [X(][:@]

Cheers dude,

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no worries Chris-just thought RCU might have eaten the messages!

take care of family and work 1st, stands can wait.

V/R

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Paul, I made it home, aaaand, I took the scenic route!!!! you get that stand all glued up yet?

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Kevin, I will see how the schedule looks, I will try to make it with the wife this time! Had a blast!!!

Chris

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