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Old 02-14-2011, 02:06 AM   #1
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Default Giant Scale Model Hanger

My workshop area has 7 1/4 feet clearance from the concrete floor to the bottom of the joists overhead. This makes it nice for storing model airplanes just under the joists in this area. I've got five models stored in this manner.

Take a look at the attached photograph. The hangers were made from several lengths of 1 by 4 lumber. The round notches that hold the wing tube were made by first clamping the two support pieces together side by side with a large bar clamp. Then the hole was drilled with a big cordless drill using a 1 1/2 inch hole saw. These two pieces were then screwed and glued to the vertical pieces. The vertical pieces are attached to the joists with screws and “Fender Washers”.

This works very well, and it’s easy to hoist the model into the hanger for storage. The wings are stored in a “wing rack” elsewhere in my workshop.

A note of caution though. Look VERY carefully where the tail of your model is going to go in between the joists, and remove any and all nails, screws or similar that penetrated from the floor above.


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Old 02-14-2011, 03:07 AM   #2
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Looks good sir.
I know its more practical to store the wings seperate but they look so much cooler with the wings attached
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Looks good sir.
I know its more practical to store the wings seperate but they look so much cooler with the wings attached
Yup, I do store the smaller 1KW models under the joists, wings and all.
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Same garage as I have. Good Idea.


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Originally Posted by kyleservicetech View Post
Yup, I do store the smaller 1KW models under the joists, wings and all.
Haaa!!!....somehow 1KW models & smaller dont go together in my vocabulary.I hope to someday get to your level.
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Haaa!!!....somehow 1KW models & smaller dont go together in my vocabulary.I hope to someday get to your level.
Have fun-RT
LOL
Problem is I'll be 70 this year, and those smaller models are getting harder and harder to see
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Default Seriously big planes

I've been reading on-line editions of Model Airplane News recently. There is a lot of coverage of Top Gun events, giant scale this and that.

When I see someone kneeling beside a plane that has a 100" wingspan, 90" fuse, I wonder "where does he/she store that thing?" And to boot, they are usually amazing scale models so I'm pretty sure they've one or two before

My Super Cub and my Fun Cub are hanging in the rafters of my 12' X 16' shop... there is no way I could deal with a plane of that scale (sorry, I couldn't resist that one...)

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I have a few of my smaller stuff hanging in the 'Party room' ...



And main 'ensemble' in the main bedroom upstairs while repairs are ongoing on house ...



I have a den - but it's full !!

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Wish I had exposed rafters. Great design Denny ! Garage is finished drywall and we don't have basements here in N. Texas. So for now, I'm using storage racks. I would like to mount a cantilevered rack system along one wall for the planes that have detachable wings. Stack them up from just off the floor, And maybe just use some hangars for the complete, smaller foamies.

Here's a quick vid I found: http://youtu.be/6E7t3TalyxA

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