Baton Rouge Louisiana USA
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Securing Scale Heli's while transportingFirst, I have a Tahoe which I let all the seats down to create a flat floor. I have a piece of 1/2" plywood finished on both sides (paint grade), I have cut 1x4's a little longer than the skids and secure them on the plywood (using large beveled headed, fat wood screws that don't penetrate the thickness of the 1x4's and plywood thickness) and use wood glue to give that ultra failsafe keeping the bolts/1x4's from working loose. I use a 1/8" string, eye bolts on both sides even with the rotor head, the way my rotor head is made, I make 2 loops around the head, I run both sides through the eye bolts, tie off using the slip knot method (like tying a Cessna 150/172 wings down) on both sides, and I am just now starting to use 1/2" sheet foam as needed. Plus I am using "rope locks" which has self locking feature, just pull to secure the heli, no excessive tightness, Use the back lock to release the tab, easiest and best, works perfect, then drive slowly. All mine are Electric, fuel Heli's I would use a fuel absorbent pad under the Heli just to make sure nothing drops on my carpet, then drive carefully to my destination.
#2: I also have an enclosed trailer, I have a similiar setup that will carry 4 Scale Heli's, place foam as needed ( I also have a few pieces of 4" foam pads ), I use this if a friend is traveling with me to a fly in or something. The foam helps stabilizing the Heli's, plus protects the Heli's if something comes flying off the walls of the trailer. Sometimes I use small bungee cords going through both doors (if permissible) to secure the Heli vs. tieing off around the rotor head. I use 1/2" foam across the floor of the Heli putting the elastic cord on top of foam so no paint will rub off.
Both works great for me. I "don't" over tighten the string, just tighten enough to keep it from turning over. I lightly secure the tail @ the tail rotor area just to feel safe.
Hope this helps, good luck an flying, Dennis JMO