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Old 04-14-2008, 02:07 PM
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Default Jet ground support

Gents
I am looking at designing a ground support (flight box) specifically for jets.
I want it to include all services
Fire extinguisher
Gas
Fuel
Air
Chargers etc.
Also it should have 2 wheels on one end and be flat rather than upright.
The top will somehow also double as a model stand. where the plane can be placed for fuel, charge etc.
So I am looking for ideas.[sm=idea.gif]
Could you post pics of your setup please?

Paul
Old 04-14-2008, 02:26 PM
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I think the guys at Godspeed have the coolest one I have seen.
Old 04-14-2008, 02:38 PM
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Default RE: Jet ground support

Eddie weeks had a good one, the Kramers in Florida have a good one as well. My problem with the all in one''s is weight, who wants to lug that thing in and out of the trailer?

We have a couple of harbor freight four wheel wagon''s that are nice. But ultimately, just making a few trips back and forth to the trailer seems to work best for me.

It would not surprise me if Eddies weight 300 lbs.
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A noble quest, but there are multiple needs in this hobby. Some guys need to carry a whole hobby shop with them, others (like me) just want the bare essentials (at least on the flight line) to fuel an fly...

I''m down to a large stanley rolling tool box, and a rolling milk crate with a handle. They stack neatly to get from the vehicle to the pits, however, still not enough room for my smoke jug caddie, chargers and 479 different charging leads...... If you can come up with a better alternative, I''m interested............
Old 04-14-2008, 07:55 PM
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The pictures below show my solution, a $49.95 garden cart from K-mart. I added the white top tray and the small black wheels. It holds a 5 gal. kero can, fire extinguisher, transmitter, flight box, start up exhaust tube, everything I need to fly the Boomerang.

It is light enough unloaded I can easily lift it to the ground from my Van. by myself.
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Old 04-14-2008, 08:14 PM
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I Love them whitewalls
Old 04-15-2008, 04:14 AM
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I made up a flight box to keep the size & weight to a liftable figure. If you make up a trolley to cover every possible situation it could end up being so big & heavy it will be a PIA to use.

All going well I only need enough to fuel & charge my jet & fill the retracts so that''s all I put in my flight box. I only use a stand to assemble/dis-assemble my jet so I kept it seperate. Likewise with tools, only need them when things go wrong so I get them when I need them. My fire extinguisher is a big one so I did make up a seperate wheeled stand for it. - John.
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Old 04-15-2008, 05:04 AM
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Default RE: Jet ground support

good input guys, keep them coming.

Paul
Old 04-15-2008, 06:06 AM
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Wish I could find a photo of "Terry's Dog". Terry Lee of Wren has a toolbox on wheels which doubles as a seat, with fitments to take the fuel container etc and a piece of rope attached to the front so you can pull it along behind you - hence the "dog".

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Old 04-15-2008, 06:55 AM
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That is the kind of thing i want!
Old 04-16-2008, 04:55 PM
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paul have you considered a wheelie bin you could also strap thing to the outside for all the stuff you need to carry only kidding regards jonathan
Old 04-17-2008, 01:00 PM
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It would hve to be a non Green bin
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sidgates, that cart is great for the after accident trash pickup.

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