View Full Version : Building a Elevated Safety Stand
11-12-2002, 02:02 AM
If you look in the gallery under "User Albums" there are pictures and a construction artical on building an Elevated Safety Stand. This lets the members in your club who have difficulty bending or crouching at the ground level starting stations to start and tune thier engines at a comfortable standing position. The stand safely holds even giant scale gas powered planes in place at full throttle. If you would like a set of plans email me at the address in the album and I will send you a free set via email.
11-12-2002, 08:57 AM
How do planes with wheelpants work in the channels?
They look great though!
11-12-2002, 12:09 PM
Its a little more challanging because of the different styles of pants and different sizes. Guys have made thier own adapters as simple as a piece of plywood that fits in the channel to raise it up to clear the pants. A piece of foam or rag between the pants and rails to one fella made cradles to fit the wheel pants that locked into the channels. That is sort of up to the individual. Also one thing that has been suggested is that the rails out near the prop be either cut down or shortened.
11-12-2002, 08:09 PM
Hey that stand is an excellent idea! We have some older gentlemen in our club that sure would appreciate this. Can you send me plans? Thanks.
11-12-2002, 09:13 PM
ARent YOU considered an "older gentleman"
Just kidding! :D
Andrew ("oh my back.." 32 and feelin' it!)
11-12-2002, 09:20 PM
When you consider we have at least 2 active members in thier 90's that makes me still a sprout. And you just shy of a gleam in your fathers eye. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
11-12-2002, 09:23 PM
Frank and I are good friends - he is about 15 years my senior and I allways bug him about being the "old man".
I am also dating his daughter, so I have to give him a hard time! :wink:
11-12-2002, 10:59 PM
Ya after I posted the reply I noticed it was directed at Frank. Its ok to give Frank a hard time every one else does. :lol:
11-14-2002, 05:10 PM
When you consider we have at least 2 active members in thier 90's that makes me still a sprout.
Sprout off the ugly tree!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
11-16-2002, 10:00 PM
Holy moly, I'm takin hits all over here! :lol: I love the attention. I'm hoping Andrew will get Rachel (daughter) into r/c flying, or perhaps build an engine :shock:
:lol: Hey Dennis, got the plans ok, thanks. Maybe I'll just build one for me too. Hey, I won't get grass stains on my knees either.
Andrew, wait until the next time you see me :wink:
12-05-2002, 08:57 PM
You've got more mail. Thanks for the great idea. Dzl :D
12-11-2002, 11:57 AM
Very Good idea.
The guys in florida where I fly have come up with a very neat stand that breaks down and folds up nicely. The base is one of those floding plastic sawhorses. The wings are 3/4" x whatever width is needed (made mine 6") and length slightly longer than wheel base of largest A/C. The tail section extends back out from the sawhorse by what ever length is needed and is made from 3/4" x 4". I put nuts in the top piece and have holes to match the spaceing of holes the in the wing and tail boards so that all I have to do is put a bolt through the boards into the nuts and it is assembled . I know that this sound complicated but it is very simple. If you look down fron the top it is T shaped.. I built one that will hols all my A/C including my 1/3 scale cub. The added advantage is that there is a nice little shelf tucked underneath it to put a flight box on . If anyone is interested I will email some pix to you
It sure has save me a lot of strain on my poor back
12-14-2002, 10:55 AM
I have just uploaded pictures of the stand I have been using. View them under User Albums in the gallery
03-20-2004, 07:19 AM
Any chance these pics can be reposted? I'm doing some research for a buddy and I remembered reading this so went looking.
03-25-2004, 07:58 PM
I would like to see them as well, please.
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