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08-29-2012 11:05 AM  5 years agoPost 1
Propwash3D

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My wife says the basment is become over "whelimg" i need ideas to organize this stuff...i think my work area is organized a neat..everything is in order and catergorized..i juts hve a llot of stuff..im working on another build(whiplash to be exact) and i set up a pop up table in the middle of the furnished basment..i also have a nother project on my main work bench so i wouldnt cross the parts..I do not have a heated or cooled garage..with fall comming and it geting colder..would it be ok if i hung upf the helis out there..like yard tools..i seen some guys with trailers, do this..if i put stuff out there would the heat or coldness hurt anything..i wouldnt have the batteries on the helis..would nitro freeze in the helis over the winter...might also make the hook in the basement and hang the helis on them down ther..but my wife says you cant have helicopters hanging all over the house...i disagree..al i know is 7 big hellis is taking up much space esepcially in an averaged size ranch..the problem is, te house isnt getting any bigger but the helli collection is, and will continue to do so

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08-29-2012 12:35 PM  5 years agoPost 2
bart2546

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I would probably go for hanging them somewhere in the house. I wouldn't worry so much about the cold (although I wouldn't be too thrilled with the heat, my garage can be nasty in the summer) but I'd be most worried about moisture.

Plus with moisture and changes in temperature like that plastic and rubber parts are sure to go down hill at some point. I've never witnessed nitro freezing but I don't know if it's possible.

I guess my point to this is without it being temperature controlled, it's too easy to ruin things. Same reason why storage units that are temperature controlled are more sought after than a box with a door on it.

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08-29-2012 01:08 PM  5 years agoPost 3
RCHSF

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Build you a nice cabinet with a glass front in it and stain it like a china cabinet, and hang them or set them on glass shelves, with a nice neon light in top. It would look cool and I'm sure it would be more pleasant to look at. Or buy, or build a box and store them in side it out doors. Put a heating pad inside the box and turn it down on low, it will keep them warm inside all winter. My Friend uses one in his dog house under the dogs bed so she has a warm bed all winter. They will last for years long as they stay dry, and on low temp.

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08-29-2012 04:50 PM  5 years agoPost 4
rstekeur

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get rid of the wife, problem solved! Just kidding, we all know we can't live without them. I hang mine from the celing, I have 2 planks I just pulled down after hanging for 6 years. Putting 2.4 rx's in them and may take them out to fly

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08-29-2012 04:55 PM  5 years agoPost 5
Propwash3D

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hang wife fromthe ceiling

Ok i will try and hang my wife from the ceiling...if that works then i can get rid of my girlfriend..i usually use thewife for cooking cleaning laundry..and use the girlfriend fro hanging on the ceiling...thats to funny

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08-29-2012 05:37 PM  5 years agoPost 6
Philfly

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How about some of this to help!

I few years ago, the company I work for went on a “lean manufacturing” rampage! If we had not used it a year, we were told to dump it! Attending many workshops, classes, and on-site training events on how to make workspace more efficient, I have revamped my heli work space! If I don’t have a use for it, I sell it! If I do have a use for it I have many storage containers (plastic tool boxes) that I have replacement / spare parts separated into heli specific. With-in each box I have plastic zip-lock bags separating part specific grouping (head, tail, clutch….) I also have a few boxes for all heli stuff (electronics, cables and connectors) in one and (fuel line, filters and fuel magnets) in another and so on…! Now I have even gone as far as making a spread sheet with all replacement parts I have in stock (I don’ always keep it updated)! My new world theory is: If I have it and I can’t find it, I am no better off than not having it! I have cleaned up my work area to the point of knowing exactly what I have and where it is! I hope this helps, I know it sounds like a lot of work, but again so is looking for something you know you have and not being able to find it, time and time again!!
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08-29-2012 06:17 PM  5 years agoPost 7
MartyH

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You want an environmentally controlled area to keep your helis. I'd negotiate, fight and compromise to make that happen. Outside in a trailer is a defeat and will in the long run, be hard on the equipment.

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08-29-2012 06:19 PM  5 years agoPost 8
MartyH

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My new world theory is: If I have it and I can’t find it, I am no better off than not having it!
That is a very wise statement! I have actually fallen victim to the "I know I have but I can't find it so I have to buy another one so I can find the first one."

I have been collecting heli and airplane kits/engines/electronics faster than I can ever use them. The more eclectic stuff I want to hold on to but the more common stuff is going to start leaving.

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08-30-2012 12:50 PM  5 years agoPost 9
AIRPLANEDOOD

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like the other post said if you havent used it in a year pitch it out..do like i did...pack up the wife and send her away. should have hung her from the ceiling..great advise...now i thinking the hobby room will be in the living room..right next to the flat screen ...let the organization begin....


ohhhh i love the smell of gasssser in the morning :)

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08-30-2012 01:03 PM  5 years agoPost 10
RCHSF

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My wife left me about 18 years ago. What a blessing.

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08-30-2012 02:22 PM  5 years agoPost 11
AIRPLANEDOOD

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sounds like it happens to a lot of heli addicts

be okay ...now the xxtreme 800 has a place to sleep


ohhhh i love the smell of gasssser in the morning :)

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08-30-2012 04:28 PM  5 years agoPost 12
lfalsetto

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There was a guy who was selling airplane hangers for the garage, after looking at them I decided I could weld them up the same way. All you would have to do is attach plywood to the cross bars and store heli's. These were my copies.

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08-30-2012 07:46 PM  5 years agoPost 13
honda411

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you could hang them in the wifes closet and hide all of her clothes. So when she opens up the closet... well you know. You claimed the spot and took over

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08-30-2012 09:17 PM  5 years agoPost 14
reddragon

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If we had not used it a year, we were told to dump it!
I couldn't agree more with your statement and have gotten rid of things in the past. A few months afterwards I need the part or the tool (whatever it may be) and then I realise I already dumped or sold it. One of unwritten Laws of Murphy.

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

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08-30-2012 11:05 PM  5 years agoPost 15
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I have the same problem. After throw stuff out or selling them, I need them afterwards. Now I keep everything and is becoming a problem .

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