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05-31-2011 09:01 PM  8 years ago
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rtrickyjr

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How are you securing your heli for travel?
The plastic K&S clips are all on back order, and I'm looking for a way to secure my helis on a 14" wide shelf in a trailer for traveling. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks. A home made solution is great, too!

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05-31-2011 09:27 PM  8 years ago
Wyorcflyer

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I use about a 3" piece of 2x2 with a V grove cut in it to clamp the gear tube to the shelf. I presume the shelf is againt a wall so you only need to clip the gear tube closest to the wall. I drill a hole through the 2x2 and the shelf to either screw or carridge bolt the 2x2 to the shelf with the gear tube clamped in between.

If you want to clamp both gear tubes, which I would do unless the shelf is carpeted, you can use two 2x2 clamps or one long one with a groove for each gear tube. The downside to using one bar is that bar will only work with a specific heli but you will only need one screw/bolt. Depending on the heli it can also be difficult to get one long bar in and out of the gear.

Jack
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05-31-2011 10:36 PM  8 years ago
rtrickyjr

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The 2X2 goes at a 90 degree angle to the tube, and the bolt 'pinches' the landing gear tube between the 2X2 and the shelf? If that is what you mean, it is a good cheap fix for me. one hole, and one bolt (carriage) and a wing nut, and I'm set! I like it! Thanks so much. Now I've got to see if I've got any wood that will work. I really appreciate your help, I would have never come up with this on my own
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06-02-2011 04:24 AM  8 years ago
Wyorcflyer

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Rick:

Sorry I missed your reply.

Yes, you have it right. Here is a pic. This one has square grooves. They have to be fit to each heli if you use square grooves so I would go with the V groove instead. I mount my helis on a platform in my trailer, so two screws secure 4 helis.

Jack

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06-02-2011 04:40 AM  8 years ago
BrainDrain_dx

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Bungee cord the skids works well for me. I like to go fast in the corners sometimes and I never worry about my helis sliding around. Works very well.

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08-23-2011 10:44 AM  8 years ago
kiksko

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can have 1 of your trex 700? lol,,,
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08-28-2011 08:48 PM  8 years ago
Stephen Born

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I would like a carrying case for my 700e. Other than that, it's all good. Have carrying cases for my 450's.
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