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Post  batjac Sun Sep 06, 2020 8:59 pm

I’ve been constantly “cleaning” my work space and decided I needed to have a better storage method for my planes than just stacking them in any ‘ol corner.  I’ve seen people make them out of PVC or wood, but I wanted something cheap.  Thinking for a few minutes on it, I figured Dollar Tree Foam would do the trick.  Four sheets of foam would make three plane storage racks.  The sheets are 20”x30”, so I decided a 10” base and 10” sides would be about right.  I started by drawing lines for the base 10” from each side on three of the boards.  Then I drew some lines for the cross pieces on the end ½” from the sides.   From there, I drew lines for ¼” slots every three inches.  One more set of lines for an intermediate cross piece finished off the marking.  

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Then I cut 3” by 20” cross pieces from the fourth board.

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I scored the board down the middle and folded up the sides.  Then I cut the slots.  The cross pieces were inserted and then hot glue was used to set the end pieces.

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The end result makes for a nice, compact storage rack.  Looking at this makes me realize how many slab wing and SIG airfoiled planes I’ve built up.  Three will not be enough for all the 1/2A planes I’ve built the last few years.  I need to go back to the Dollar store and get more sheets for the built-up wing planes I have sitting around.  One will be reserved for the back of my Tucson for ferrying models out to the field.  The 20” width is nice because it fits in lots of corners and shelves, and it’s narrow enough to carry through doorways without dinging the models.

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Post  Marleysky Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:05 pm

EXCELLENT IDEA! looks like it works quite well.
Thanks for showing and sharing!
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Post  batjac Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:34 pm

Taking models to the field:

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Post  getback Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:18 am

Cool Idea Mark But and there is always one , is the foam board fuel proof ? I know my plane engines usually drip from the nose if you don't clean them before hanging . This Site Rocks!
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Post  Mike1484 Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:32 am

That is the same way I store my hand launch gliders . Your rack is nicer than my set up Mine is in a box . Bulky but safe . That is a lot of planes you have .

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Post  batjac Fri Sep 11, 2020 3:32 pm

getback wrote:Cool Idea Mark But and there is always one , is the foam board fuel proof ? I know my plane engines usually drip from the nose if you don't clean them before hanging . This Site Rocks!

Eric, so far the foam in my car carrier is not bothered by the couple of drips of oil from the planes coming back from the field.  But, I always take a bottle of Windex and a roll of towels to the field and clean my planes really well before putting them back in the car.  For my larger planes, after I clean them with Windex I take a pair of foam ear plugs and put them in the venturi and the muffler outlet to prevent fuel residue from dripping out.


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Mike, that only about a third of the planes I have.  I build a LOT.  I don't fly enough and I hate crashing, so the planes just seem to multiply.

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Post  getback Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:07 am

Thats Good Mark Thumbs Up i like the concept .
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Post  NEW222 Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:48 pm

Great and simple idea. Just a thought into th above question asking about fuel proofness. I would imaging that the design posted above would also be easily do-able using coroplast plastic sign board with ease as well. Make it with teh flutes running up and down then cut out teh required amount of flutes to suit your model.
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Post  batjac Wed Feb 24, 2021 7:07 pm

Well, I was trying to clean up, so I put these on the top shelf to try to save some space.  This is about half of my 1/2A control line  models.  I ran out of rack space, so the other half are still spread out all over the house.


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Post  Cribbs74 Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:51 pm

You could just do what I do and fly them until there is nothing left to store. Laughing

Seriously though, it’s a neat idea. I only have about 3 or 4 1/2A’s anymore. It’s the bigguns that I need a good storage idea for

I can’t recall, but didn’t you scratch build a Cox ME-109 replica? I think I see it in your pictures. Very cool.

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Post  batjac Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:13 pm

Cribbs74 wrote:I can’t recall, but didn’t you scratch build a Cox ME-109 replica? I think I see it in your pictures. Very cool.
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Ron, I did mostly build a Frankenschmitt, but I never got around to painting it.  Other challenges popped up.  I do need to finish it.  What you see up there is the FW-190 I built using the Cox foam wings from the 70's in this thread : https://www.coxengineforum.com/t6836-just-couldnt-sleep



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Post  getback Thu Feb 25, 2021 7:27 am

Thats funny Ron , I had the same mind set to learn to fly RC , But unfortunately didn't happen Sad and still have quite a few large models . I made a big rack for them and kits it upstares i have a pic somewhere ?!? Just simple made from 2x2s and some foam tapped around the wood. Mark the Builder !! Very Happy
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Post  Marleysky Thu Feb 25, 2021 9:44 am

I am having a dimensional dilemma. You’ve made a “u” shaped box out of a 30” wide board= 10 x 10 x 10 side, bottom, side. Ok, now you made support rails out of another board that are 3” wide by 20” long, with slots approximately 1” in from each end, making the support 18” wide?? Shouldn’t the supports be 3” x 12” so the slots being 1” in from both sides match the 10” width of the sides? 2nd cup of coffee, an I’m still going HHmmm? Huh...
It’s not gonna stop the world from turning, but I think it was just a typo on the 3 x 20 should be 3 x 12. YMMV. Your measurements may vary! lol!
I like your design and I AM going to copy it, thanks for sharing it with us!
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Post  batjac Thu Feb 25, 2021 6:54 pm

Yes. And yes.

For the supports, I cut ten 3"x20" pieces from one board. I then slotted one end one inch from the end. Made another slot 10 inches from that, and then cut off the last eight inches from the other end, making a piece 3"x12". I just tossed the 3"x8" piece in the trash. I suppose I could have cut the cast off pieces into triangles and glued them into the bottom corners of the box, but I didn't bother. Maybe next time I will.

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Post  bakergw Sat Feb 27, 2021 3:54 pm

Cribbs74 wrote:You could just do what I do and fly them until there is nothing left to store. Laughing

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Same for me Ron. Luckily I am at least getting better at the building them quickly part Laughing

Great storage system Mark!

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Post  batjac Sat Aug 06, 2022 10:43 pm

Now that I’m unpacking and filling out my workroom in the new house, I need more storage, so I am revisiting the Dollar (and a quarter) Tree foam storage racks.  Basically the same as before, but different.  Folding up the sides at 10 inches all around.  Slots three inch spacing.  Half inch slots for slab wing planes and 1 1/8” slots for built up wing planes.

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I didn’t feel like messing with hot glue this time, so I just taped the ends with 3M heavy duty packing tape.  Went really quick, and the tape should hold for a long time.

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Now to fill ‘em up.

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