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Old 11-17-2002, 07:40 PM
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Default Field Stand

We also use old wire spools at our field. They make very good stands for assy, starting and any other activity needed. I drill a couple holes for large dowls at an angle to hold the plane for starting and ajusting. With engine idling put it on the ground, or carry it to the runway for takoff.I have built an abreviated field box to carry all my equip to the flight staition with one trip.box with radio, starter[ self contained] fuel and fuel pump with a few rudimentery tools, with wing in cradle on top in one hand and fuse in other hand, everything else stays in car.One trip to the station and one trip back. Very simple
Old 11-25-2002, 02:32 AM
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Default Free Field Stand Plans

If anyone else wants copies of my free field stand plans, please send me your e-mail address and I will get them right out to you. These plans are very detailed (11 pages in all) and anyone who can build a model airplane will have no problem with this project.

I will continue to send these out through December 7,2002. I will try to have them on my new website sometime after the first of the year, but for now get your orders in before Dec 7 and I will be more than happy to send them out. I need to try and get back on my latest model after that.

Thanks for all the kind comments about the design and/or the plan set. If you already have a set of plans and need help, please feel free to contact me.

Thanks, Greg Finan
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Old 09-14-2003, 07:41 PM
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Default RE: Free Field Stand Plans

Could anyone who received these plans please post a link to them or provide some details on how to get a copy? I tried contacting the originator of the plans (gfinan) with no luck.

Thanks!
Old 09-14-2003, 10:09 PM
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Default RE: Free Field Stand Plans

Hi Wonderboy,

This is Greg, aka: gfinan. I'm still here. If you or anyone else needs plans for my field stand, feel free to contact me at [email protected]. I now have time to send these out again, so send me your email address and I'll send the plans out within 24 hours. There are 11 pages total, so the attachment is rather large. Please put "Field Stand" or "RC Universe in the subject line" so my spam filter doesn't kick the message.

Thanks for the interest, Greg
Old 09-21-2003, 01:07 PM
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When requesting plans for the field stand, please do not send your request as "priority" because my spam filter kicks these to the round file. I have been retrieving these emails and sending out plans, but this takes quite a lot of extra time. Thanks for your understanding and if you want a set of the plans, feel free to email me.
Old 09-23-2003, 01:57 AM
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Default RE: Field Stand

Greg,

Sent you an email... not marked as priority, of course

Juan M. villaveces
Old 09-23-2003, 03:59 AM
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Default RE: Field Stand

i suggest on building something that permently stayes at the field that wont weather away
Old 09-25-2003, 11:20 AM
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Greg
Would you please also send me a set of the plans for the Field Stand

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Old 09-25-2003, 12:31 PM
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gfinan

Thank You for sending your plans. It will make an awsome project.
Old 09-25-2003, 12:39 PM
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Default RE: Field Stand Plans

I picked up the "Sky Jack" this spring. Best field stand I ever owned!! Has wheels. Folds up to 4 1/2 inches thick. Has two work trays under the aircraft.

He only sells direct - no LHS or distributors.


http://www.jlproducts.net/ProductSkyJack.html


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Old 09-26-2003, 11:49 PM
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Gfinan, I see a problem... your garage/shop is entirely too clean and organized!!! you really should let my kids come over and "Organize" it for you!! LOL
Old 09-30-2003, 04:38 PM
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Default RE: Field Stand

I bought this one a the Henderson KY fly in last week, for $20. It's made of electrical conduit.
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Old 10-12-2003, 12:16 AM
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Default RE: Field Stand

I have been out of town and may of missed some of your emails requesting plans for my field stand. If I have not sent you a copy out yet, please email me again and I will get them right out to you.

I would also like to thank "Beardking" for converting the plans to PDF format. This makes it easier for me to send them out, but most of all, it makes it a LOT easier if you are on the receiving end. Thanks again Beardking.

One last note, if you want a copy of the plans feel free to email me at the address below.

Happy Flying
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Old 10-12-2003, 08:49 AM
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Default RE: Field Stand

Here's a picture of mine. Went together pretty good, but did make a few mistakes. It's made from #1 pine, and luan plywood. I also used the optional screws, instead of doweling the joints.
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Old 10-12-2003, 03:37 PM
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Green River,

You emailed me a picture of your stand when you finished it last week. You did a great job on it, but I have one question...Why is there still no finish on it???

Greg


P.S. I have sent out over 400 sets of plans so far. If you have completed a stand from the plans like Green River did, please post pictures of your finished product. I would love to see them. Also include any modifications that you may of come up with for your stand.

Thanks, Greg
Old 10-12-2003, 06:42 PM
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I took that picture right after I bolted it together. I got used Minwax Polyshades on the 2nd one that I made out of oak. I like Minwax products, but Polyshades is crap. It's got the clear finish, and the stain all in one, and its hard to get an even shade of color. Probably just will use clear water based poly on the one in the picture. Thanks again Greg for sharing your excellent design with us.
Old 10-12-2003, 06:59 PM
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Green River

I figured that you had it finished by now, I thought I'd harass you a little about it. You are right about the all in one finishes, you can't get an even coat on everything. I use the oil based MinWax Poly (wipe-on) on most of my stands. If I want a stained finish, however, I will use an oil stain and then a separate application of clear oil poly. The oil based materials are a little messier, but they look better and last longer.

Happy Flying, Greg
Old 10-14-2003, 05:51 PM
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Default RE: Field Stand

Greg

Thanks for the plans, they D/L'd just fine, looks good in pdf.

Most of the materiels I have all ready, will let you know how it comes out
Old 10-21-2003, 09:13 AM
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I would like to have a copy of your field stand.
thanks
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Old 10-21-2003, 12:02 PM
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plase send a copy of the plans for that beautifull field stand.
thanks
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Old 10-21-2003, 07:03 PM
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Default RE: Field Stand Plans

The best field stand
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Old 10-21-2003, 09:05 PM
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Default RE: Field Stand Plans

Here is a nother version of the Field Start-up Stand.

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Old 10-21-2003, 09:47 PM
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I also would love to have a set of your plans if possible. They look great and I feel that it will work great also. Thank you Twostroke!

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Old 10-24-2003, 09:39 AM
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Greg Finan (gfinan) sent me a set of plans. THANKS GREG!

I built it using clear douglass fir and maple ply, then finished it with Epiphanes (great marine finish). I use wing nuts and allen heads to make it easier to use.adjust.

I made one boo-boo when cutting but did not have the heart to scrap the legs so I worked around the mistake. It serves as a reminder to measure twice and cut once.

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Old 10-24-2003, 09:50 AM
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This is my favorite method of transport. It also hauls my big stuff with no problem. The joints are attached with linch pins so it disassembles and folds flat.

I will post picture of my favorite field box/stand, fuel station, and starter box when I get home tomorrow.
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