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Default Favorite stand for big jets?

Other than the Harbor Freight stands, which stands do you use for your big jets? I have a 2.6m Rebel plane on order. And Iím looking for a stand option that I can use at home and take to the field and not take up a ton of space.
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I bought this stuff and cut it to shape to fit the model and needs.

https://www.foambymail.com/product/c...-foam-4lb.html
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Old 03-26-2024, 06:56 PM
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Piano keyboard stand works great; locks open or closed, add pool noodles with double sided tape to cushion top tubes.
Amazon Amazon
Besides myself, a friend with your same size Rebel uses one.

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I bought a combo deal from Rcplanestands.com . They are not cheap but are well made and Glen really makes sure you are satisfied. The 30" tabletop stand will hold my EA Picaro as well as a 1/6 F-16. The Picaro maxes out in terms of wing chord so I don't know if it would work out for your rebel. I purchased the Ultimate combo and the floor stand is very versatile and with the wheels makes it easy to move a plane around the shop.
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Personally these are the best by far
You can have any of their products custom modified to suit your exact needs
And they'll freight anywhere
Highly recommend

https://www.prophead.com.au

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Originally Posted by Afterburners
I bought a combo deal from Rcplanestands.com . They are not cheap but are well made and Glen really makes sure you are satisfied. The 30" tabletop stand will hold my EA Picaro as well as a 1/6 F-16. The Picaro maxes out in terms of wing chord so I don't know if it would work out for your rebel. I purchased the Ultimate combo and the floor stand is very versatile and with the wheels makes it easy to move a plane around the shop.
yea, Iíve been looking at those for a while.
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Originally Posted by icicles
Personally these are the best by far
You can have any of their products custom modified to suit your exact needs
And they'll freight anywhere
Highly recommend

https://www.prophead.com.au

Chris
i like those
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Originally Posted by GoldenEagle1
Piano keyboard stand works great; locks open or closed, add pool noodles with double sided tape to cushion top tubes. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...e?ie=UTF8&th=1
Besides myself, a friend with your same size Rebel uses one.
nice idea
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Originally Posted by invertmast
I bought this stuff and cut it to shape to fit the model and needs.

https://www.foambymail.com/product/c...-foam-4lb.html
i have similar already for my BVM Bandit. But would like something a little nicer and less bulky with wheels.
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Lukey Stands are nice

I also have RC Plane Stands and he's always incorporating fixes/improvements
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Originally Posted by BarracudaHockey
Lukey Stands are nice

I also have RC Plane Stands and he's always incorporating fixes/improvements
i canít find were those are sold.
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I had a RC Plane stand floor model, I just put it in the trash. It dropped three jets. The joints loosen up because the wood changes dimensions when the humidity changes. I really tightened the joints and there were impressions in the wood from the washers. I would try and check it regularly. But, even so when was working on my new Matrix early this month, the stand let go and the fuselage crashed to the ground. The fuselage was damaged. That really made me mad so I got rid of the thing. The other times it let go over night, the stand collapsed and the airplane hit the ground, each time damaging the air airplane.

The new folding stands from Banana Hobbies are really nice.
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Originally Posted by Afterburners
I bought a combo deal from Rcplanestands.com . They are not cheap but are well made and Glen really makes sure you are satisfied. The 30" tabletop stand will hold my EA Picaro as well as a 1/6 F-16. The Picaro maxes out in terms of wing chord so I don't know if it would work out for your rebel. I purchased the Ultimate combo and the floor stand is very versatile and with the wheels makes it easy to move a plane around the shop.
I've been using this stand from Glen for years, it is excellent, durarable and can hold a horse. I even bought the "twin boom" end to hold my Boomerang Sprint securely. I also have the table top stand from him that I use at the field to assemble my CARF Rebel Pro. If you're not from Australia, rcplanestands.com is your best and most economical choice.
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Originally Posted by Racer686
I've been using this stand from Glen for years, it is excellent, durarable and can hold a horse. I even bought the "twin boom" end to hold my Boomerang Sprint securely. I also have the table top stand from him that I use at the field to assemble my CARF Rebel Pro. If you're not from Australia, rcplanestands.com is your best and most economical choice.
My experience is the opposite. Perhaps mine was made from bad plywood. I lost the cost of the stand and $1000's in fiberglass repair.
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gwillikers foam stands, contact him to see what you need but I think mine were like the tail gear ones:

https://www.gwillikersaeroaccessorie...rue&cst=custom

I use them from the BDXs to the Rebel MAX. I place them on the ground and I can put the MAX together by myself and then extend the gear and roll away, same for taking it apart. I don't have any pics of doing this but it works and I am not a large human.









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I really like this keyboard stand on wheels. The stand can be lengthened, shortened, each bar raised or lowered. And I really love being able to roll my jets from one room to another.

I use water pipe foam where the jet sits.

I use it for both my 1/5 &1/6th F-16ís

It works really well for flat bottom jets, such as the F-1, and my F-4.


Here is the link on Amazon.
Liquid Stands Piano Keyboard...
Amazon Amazon

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I forgot to say I have a Lukey stand too, but it doesn't fit my small car so well so I use it at home only......
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Originally Posted by AEROSHELDON
gwillikers foam stands, contact him to see what you need but I think mine were like the tail gear ones:

https://www.gwillikersaeroaccessorie...rue&cst=custom

I use them from the BDXs to the Rebel MAX. I place them on the ground and I can put the MAX together by myself and then extend the gear and roll away, same for taking it apart. I don't have any pics of doing this but it works and I am not a large human.









I have the keyboard stand like the one in the Amazon link. But I might just order a set of these foams to try, when I assemble my max on the keyboard stand I need a second person to help get it down.
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Full down and full up with two drawers

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dem dere tables aint zactly cheep...
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Originally Posted by mongo
dem dere tables aint zactly cheep...
And you can't easily take them to the field.
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I mentioned not for field stuff but great for around the shop, they had them on sale for Black Friday sales.
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Best stand ever - old ironing board!
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Originally Posted by jvaliensi
Best stand ever - old ironing board!
LOL That's what I use to work on all of my planes.
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Originally Posted by jvaliensi
I had a RC Plane stand floor model, I just put it in the trash. It dropped three jets. The joints loosen up because the wood changes dimensions when the humidity changes. I really tightened the joints and there were impressions in the wood from the washers. I would try and check it regularly. But, even so when was working on my new Matrix early this month, the stand let go and the fuselage crashed to the ground. The fuselage was damaged. That really made me mad so I got rid of the thing. The other times it let go over night, the stand collapsed and the airplane hit the ground, each time damaging the air airplane.

The new folding stands from Banana Hobbies are really nice.
I have those too. 3 of them. They are EXPENSIVE and popular, but it is insane how they wonít hold a model just because the humidity in oneís shop changes.

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