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07-31-2006, 01:35 PM
Can someone help!!! Looking for a good all around flight box, Have seen so many different types out there,New to this hobby, not sure which one of the manufactures I should buy from.
I have heard of people using fish tackle boxes,etc.
Looked at all- in -one types to the ones that have a separate box for power/fuel and the other is for everything else.
Any comments would help!!
Thanks, to all you who respond.
07-31-2006, 02:42 PM
Go to Wobbly Mart and get yourself a Black & Decker Mobile tool chest. The top lifts off and you can store your battery and fuel in the lower compartment. Your panel mounts on the side and your tools and stuff go in the top section. The whole thing is on wheels and very roomy. It is about $20-$30. Crappy Tire has them too.
My digital camera is coming to me in the mail so I don't have pictures yet. It is a great flight box. Do a search here for flight box and you will see pics of it.
07-31-2006, 08:05 PM
Do like I did. Build your own. Just slap it together if you want. Use it for a year or two then you will have a better idea of what you want. It will depend on what kind af a flyer you are. Here's just a little tip from a guy who knows. Don't build it to heavy like I did (5/8 ply). Every time I carry it around it feels like my shoulder is going to separate :wink: . The tool box idea is very good too!
08-01-2006, 02:36 AM
My first flight box was a tackle box for the little bits, props and tools. I had a larger box that took the tackle box, fuel, battery, and the bulky stuff. I made it out of 3/4 pluwood. Still have it, but I charge muscle heads for the use of it to work out with.
It served it's purpose and kept everything together.
get something you are really impressed with or really cheap. (nothing is worse than buying something for a bunch of cash to find out it won't work for YOU 6 months down the road)
I always tell new guy's not to worry about having nice gear when they are learning. I just ask them to get out with a plane that will fly. The club can help them with the starter and junk to get them running. No sense going broke in the first month of this hobby.
08-01-2006, 07:19 AM
Here you go. This is what I have although this is not my flight box. Mine is basically the same. Rather handy.
08-01-2006, 07:26 AM
I second the idea of buying a plastic one from CDN Tire or WallyMart for $15 or so. It's rugged, fuel proof, doesn't take a night to assemble, you can sit on it, etc. I bought two, so I have one for my electric stuff (spare props, glue, packing tape hinge tape, charger, power supply, etc. and one for my gas stuff (spare spark plugs, wrenches, etc)
A gallon jug fits in the bottom of this one, comes in two parts to fit in your car trunk, and it has wheels. Cantire $50
08-01-2006, 08:35 AM
Thanks guys for all the input on this topic, I really like the tool chest idea!!
08-01-2006, 11:29 AM
You may want to check out this thread here on RCU:
I also talks about flight boxes. Mine is the 5 post down and the picture can be clicked on and made larger.
Hope this helps.
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