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Old 12-30-2009, 06:20 AM
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Bundubasher,

In your earlier post (8 Dec) on this thread, you posted a picture showing several planes stored on a wall rack. Can you please tell me about the bottom plane (a truss-fuselaged glider)?

Thanks,

Harvey
Old 01-04-2010, 08:27 PM
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Flyingvranch,

Back on post #33 that looks like a Wilga you have on the table. Is that true? What size is it? Do you haul with it?

Nice workshop, btw.

Old 01-07-2010, 07:07 AM
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Hi all! intresting thread! My shop is a small cramped mess! So i have been thinking about doing something about it.
Something not mentioned here which i think is a good thing is FLEXIBILITY! Im thinking shelves or/and cabinets high up on the walls, a "island" workingtable with drawers and room for tools and stuff under on wheels. Maybe pullout boards (extra table area) all around "island" tabletop. A solid heavy bench also on wheels with a vice and pillardrill and such, maybe "fixable" against the wall if you need to be violent.
And good light!
How about a air out suctionhoose on an arm to put where you need it! (With filter for fumes or a bag for sawdust) Put some lights on the hoose to give good working illumination.
Paint the floor i a colour (not grey) that makes it easy to find the stuff you drop on the floor!
Put hings on wheels so you can get them out of the way.
And have storage for finnished projects somewhere else!

Im going to try to draw some of this.

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Old 01-07-2010, 01:04 PM
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Flyby8,
Yes that is a Wilga by ICARE rc. I have not towed any gliders with it yet. I have a G-62 for power and it basically flies around like a truck. Thanks for the compliments!
Old 01-07-2010, 02:25 PM
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This is not my ideal.. but its working..

It used to be better.. but as in march my son is arriving... the "spare bedroom" is now baby room..... so my office has had to become office/ spare bedroom...

trainer is going to a kid in the club this weekend to make space.. and the extra will be hung above the desk.. other than that its quite good.. managed to get plane stuff in, fish stuff and work things... theres around $5000 of microphones hidden in that lot in cases etc.. (i do sound for events and tv.)

really must get things a little tidier for in 3 weeks when my parents visit.............
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Old 01-10-2010, 08:32 AM
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Mine is definitely a work in progress, I am in the process of adding a 9X21 metal lathe and a 4/5 HP milling machine, I have way to many projects that need machining here.
Old 01-10-2010, 12:09 PM
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My ideal shop is the one I have. Gotta bench for engine work, a bench for electrical work, a bench for reloading, areas for bench top power tools, a machine shop, two big benches, storage for my planes, a sink and a bathroom. Its a 36'x28' 3 car garage with air conditioning. The only thing I lack is a heating system, which is due maybe this year. The hellcat is my Christmas gift from my wife and the car under the cover is my wifes hobby car, a 68' mustang convertable.
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Old 01-10-2010, 10:44 PM
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Edwin....now THAT's a Man-Cave!!!!!
Old 02-07-2010, 12:25 AM
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ORIGINAL: AA5BY

I've enjoyed this thread about what to consider when building a new home and incorporating this hobby into the design. The thread is much more than what a model room looks like because quite frankly, during the planning of the construction the layout and furnishing of the room doesn't seem as important to me as the other issues like the relationship of the room to airplane storage, outside access, easy access to a lavatory, adequate closet or cabinet storage, proximity to shop equipment, and such.

The room will take care of itself after construction of the house is finished, but the other issues will then be somewhat fixed in place, so, forget the room for now other than having lot of plugs and lighting and a size that suits your needs.

If your primary aircraft storage will be the garage ceiling and walls, then the room should be adjacent to and have a three foot door minimum between it and the garage, better yet would be double doors.

As noted in the above post, there should also be an outside door to the back or side yard. This will allow taking a project to the patio for planing or sanding, or easy access to an outbuilding and shop equipment.

There should also be a half bath adjacent with a laundry or bar sink.

If possible, have access to the room through a hallway in the house rather than having to go through the garage.

Last, a fairly large walk in closet with lots of shelves would be ideal.

I know, this sure seems like a lot of doors and no wall space left. Consider the hall bath and closet in the hall on either side of the access to the house to eliminate two doors into the model room. That leaves three, one to the garage, to the outside and to the house.

Last, if an outbuilding is not in the works because of codes or space... consider adding some space to the garage for some shop equipment.
My shop here in Gladewater Texas for my Large scale RC is a old airplane hanger with a 20x20 studded wall shop inside the hanger fully heated and air conditioned and equipped with full cnc mill and tig welder
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I hvae everything but space. One third of the basement is my plane shop, one third is my wife's model train room, and one third utility.
i keep the big tools, table saw, band saw, sanders, ect, out in the garage. i still need to move everything out and put up proper walls. someday.
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Old 02-07-2010, 01:49 PM
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What is the 'toy' in the middle pic?
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Laser cutter.
Old 02-07-2010, 05:47 PM
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NICE!!!!!
Old 02-26-2010, 01:49 PM
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Amazing space. Did you design the CNC router table or is it form a kit/plan?

Cheers,
Andy
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Default RE: What would your ideal R/C workshop look like?

Hey guys, I am having to use my spare bedroom as my computer shop and airplane room. I have a decent size closet to keep my "toys" in but can anyone recommend a small portable table that folds up fairly well? I need something to work on besides the carpet.. Thanks for any input!
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