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Old 02-28-2016, 05:34 PM   #1
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arf's warping,fuse and wing

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My question is, Do you think storing an ARF in the sealed or covered box of a truck will cause warping of the model? A friend asked me this question and I could not give him an answer. He moved into a small apartment and has no room, sold all except an electric plane around 40" wing. Should he sell before summer and the heat sets in and retire from flying? He is up in years and not as healthy as he could be, and possibly never afford an improved location.
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Old 02-28-2016, 06:12 PM   #2
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Re: arf's warping,fuse and wing

I leave mine in my trailer year round only pull the batteries in the winter
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Old 02-28-2016, 06:52 PM   #3
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Re: arf's warping,fuse and wing

I've stored some of mine in my garage. I've seen lots of planes stored in unheated barns, that were unsealed from critters and small animals with no warping. I've even heard of a mouse making a home in a plane that was stored in a barn. Cheers Floyd
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Old 02-29-2016, 07:57 AM   #4
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Re: arf's warping,fuse and wing

The only time I notice anything gets warped in a barn or garage is when its stored in a way that puts a twisting load on the wing or fuselage. IE- if the plane is stored with one wing resting on an object but the other wing is free, the wing sitting on an object will warp over time.

So proper storage is important. If its still in the box, as long as the box is sitting on a flat surface, there should be no problem storing it in the back of your truck
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