Site Stand foe fixed wing planes
|Derek Stevenson||05/02/2018 18:05:56|
288 forum posts
I'm considering obtaining or making stands to be kept at the site for club members to use. They can't be left outside on a permeant basis but we do have a container in which to store them when not in use.
I'm looking for ideas if you find that you have good stands at you're club or even plans of stand which would be good for site use. Need to be heavy enough for constant club use but not too heavy as the will need to be move from container to pits.
All help appreciated.
|RC Plane Flyer||05/02/2018 18:25:31|
|730 forum posts|
I bought a SLEC Flight Mate Table kit some 20 years ago it was retired originally but now it has come out as I mature
|Steve J||05/02/2018 18:26:50|
1906 forum posts
One of my clubs has a few of these.
|321 forum posts|
+1 for the safety bench - our club has 2 and they are excellent.
We have added a small angled shelf on one side to rest your TX on and make sure the carpeted uprights are tall enough to take high wingers.
|Rob Ashley||05/02/2018 18:44:48|
256 forum posts
I made a couple of these:
They are quite universal, very stable and light. Fold away flat too.
|Jon Laughton||05/02/2018 20:11:45|
1215 forum posts
SLEC sell a stand just like Robs - self assembly flat packed
|Geoff S||05/02/2018 20:44:23|
|3659 forum posts|
I have one of the enamelled steel model stands now out of production (Flight Mate?). I think its weight is an advantage and aids stability. I made a wooden one to my own design a few years ago which was much lighter but nothing like as good. I use it a lot in my workshop, too.
|Keith Sharples||05/02/2018 22:00:27|
|153 forum posts|
I made this one, the curved sides unbolt on one side, they are hinged and fold out, the tray comes off and then the main frame folds away for easy storage.
|2952 forum posts|
My bad back is crying out for one of these - a nice little project before the decent weather returns methinks!
|Old Geezer||06/02/2018 01:18:19|
|670 forum posts|
Looks really solid and stable, at the right price it could sell really well.
|Phil 9||06/02/2018 06:42:27|
4287 forum posts
you could try a workmate as the base of the stand with some kind of model restraint on top
there are some low cost workbenches available
|Phil 9||06/02/2018 08:19:14|
4287 forum posts
**LINK** a couple of these would do the job
|Engine Doctor||06/02/2018 08:59:32|
2508 forum posts
It largely depends on where your club site is but we have a problem with local oiks who want vandalise ,steal or smash anything.. Make it strong and heavy if its to be left outside. One of our committee is looking at making tables that are fixed/ hinged to our pit safety fence and fold down when not in use . Will post some pics when they are built as waiting for some warmer ,dry weather.
|Brian Spearing||06/02/2018 09:43:06|
|51 forum posts|
Just remember that a good 90 or 120 can easily pull a Workmate over. Quite scary at the time!
|Bob Cotsford||06/02/2018 11:45:24|
8570 forum posts
I've got one of the SLEC stands and now find it indispensable. I put my flightbox on the lower platform to weigh it down and use a bungee to hold the tail of the model in the rear cradle and like that it will cope with a 1.20 FS. I've run up 38cc fs petrols in it but have someone holding the model back at that size. The biggest risk with these folding stands is that a pivot bolt will unwind and the stand could collapse, I now use threadlock on mine!
Edited By Bob Cotsford on 06/02/2018 11:46:00
|2952 forum posts|
This looks like it could be easily adapted for our use - couple of DIY cradles clamped to the top bar. Easy adjustment for height. **LINK**
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