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08-11-2007 03:54 PM  10 years agoPost 1
loewermx

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I need some pics of the transport racks the some of you guys use. I want to build something that I can use in the bed of my truck. I did a little searching but I must not be using the right words.

Any help would be appreciated.

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08-11-2007 04:32 PM  10 years agoPost 2
ghettoflyer

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truck transporting

check some of the pictures in galleries. i had a rack built for my van but you are asking about a truck type transport. search for truck transporters. you might find something there.

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08-11-2007 04:48 PM  10 years agoPost 3
GRINCHMAN

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I dont have any pics , but what I did was , take a 1x6 board. Measure the width of pick-up bed (inside) and cut the lenth of the board to that measurement. Go to walmart ,and get the fishing rod holders with the foam , and mount it to the board. It will lock them right in.

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08-11-2007 04:50 PM  10 years agoPost 4
loewermx

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I never thaought about those rod holders. I just got in some of the KSJ transport mounts. I might have to take a look at those too.

1x6 was big enough?

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08-11-2007 05:20 PM  10 years agoPost 5
Ruff

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I have been using this setup for years in the back of my trucks and it works great, I don't have any photos but I'll describe it.

I have a six foot plastic table with folding legs. I mounted the KSJ and Quick WW heli transport clips. (The Quick WW ones are KSJ copys, in blue and do not come with screws or O-rings, but are much cheaper)

Cactus Jack (Flying Buddy) and I mounted them to the table using old raptor frame screws. We laid them out so four helis will fit on top of the table. (Two 90's and Two 50's). All four fit within the edges of the table and we just mount the helis, fold one set of legs and rest it on the tailgate, fold the other leg and slide it right in the bed of the truck.

We have been seen in hotels at Fun-flys walking through the hotel carry the "heli-table", and we get a few funny looks...heh.

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08-11-2007 10:32 PM  10 years agoPost 6
TMoore

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Is the truck bed open or do you have a shell?

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08-11-2007 10:39 PM  10 years agoPost 7
loewermx

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Right now its open but it will have a shell on it in the next couple of weeks. I was going to start building whatever I need so its ready to go when my shell comes in.

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08-11-2007 10:44 PM  10 years agoPost 8
TMoore

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Check out the red truck here in the photo and go to Lowes or HD and pick up some wire shelving, a piece of square 1" alumninum tube and some 1" square hard wood and make the rack like I use. The 1" square tube makes the wire shelf stiffer.

I use velcro straps and bungees to transport helis.

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08-11-2007 10:55 PM  10 years agoPost 9
tchavei

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Mine is pretty simple... its just a 105cm x 30cm x 1.5cm wood piece with 12 hooks. 4 for my cases, 4 to strap the heli down, 4 for my freezer. The support iself is only secured by 6 straps of velcro to the bedliner for ease of removal. I do have a bedrug liner so its easier. Has been working great so far and wife doesn't complain when we go shopping

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08-11-2007 11:07 PM  10 years agoPost 10
loewermx

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TMoore

Is that rack removable? I still need to get to the gooseneck hitch in the bed of the truck.

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08-11-2007 11:13 PM  10 years agoPost 11
TMoore

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Yes, it takes about 5 minutes to remove it.

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08-12-2007 03:43 AM  10 years agoPost 12
AndyH

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Traveling nice and protected and in style... Bedrug and a special shelf built from 1/2 particle board (6.5x4) covered in outdoor carpet with furniture moving plastic thingy's under it so it can be slid out to get at the back end of it. Just got the cover and bedrug and board installed yesterday and tryed it out for the 1st time today - awesome!

The truck's replacing my old heli-van... Upgrade!

This hobby is like Kryptonite to chicks!

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08-17-2007 08:04 PM  10 years agoPost 13
tchavei

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with furniture moving plastic thingy's under it so it can be slid out
Won't it slide forwards if you brake hard? That would ruin some booms I guess... thats why I put some velcro strips under. The bedrug is awesome isn't it?

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08-17-2007 08:10 PM  10 years agoPost 14
RyanW

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I put a rubber bed mat in my truck and have the Access brand roll-back cover. The rubber mat holds the heli secure enough for a 12 hour trip to IRCHA and back without it moving an inch. I was going to go the KSJ route, but this is much simpler and just as effective to my surprise.
-Ryan

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08-17-2007 08:11 PM  10 years agoPost 15
AndyH

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Won't it slide forwards if you brake hard?
Nope! the board's the same size as the bed. With the tail gate up it's pinned and ain't goin anywhere! Nice thing is it lets me put stuff up front and get it out easily.

This hobby is like Kryptonite to chicks!

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08-17-2007 08:13 PM  10 years agoPost 16
tchavei

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Hum Ok! I didn't realised if was full sized

Regards
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08-17-2007 08:32 PM  10 years agoPost 17
jackheli

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KSJ Heli Transporting Mounts

http://www.greathobbies.com/productinfo/?prod_id=KSJ680

It's easy to find an excuse to do wrong. Hard is not to find an excuse to do right.

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08-17-2007 09:06 PM  10 years agoPost 18
reddragon

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Wow. With a "closed bed" in Louisiana Heat I fear for your Helicopters.

Wayne - Fly it like you stole it! You're in good hands with Runryder!

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08-18-2007 11:58 AM  10 years agoPost 19
E2C_Mech

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This works well for me:

Fly More, Fly More Often!

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