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nick_onelove
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 10:54 am
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To avoid hijacking Pappy's thread, I'll just start a new thread.

One of my replies from that thread:
"I just moved into a tiny studio apartment closer to the college today and I just couldn't stand to leave too many helis behind!

I'm currently sitting on the unfurnished floor absolutely surrounded, I literally have to step over and around helis to walk to the kitchen or the bathroom, there's just no place for them! I need to figure out a way to hang them, but I'm not allowed to drill any holes . . ."

So how/where do you guys store your helis?!

Any thoughts on wall or ceiling mounting without damaging them? I'm going to pick up some of those "Command Damage-Free" hooks, but I'm pretty sure those are only going to be strong enough for micros. It's hard enough keeping helis from getting damaged from flying; I can't imagine how angry I'd be if I had to do a repair because one fell off the wall . . .
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T-R-E-V
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 12:31 pm
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Hi Nick why have you got to hang them on the wall or ceiling, Shocked

Canít you just get some large plastic storage boxes or even cardboard boxes and stack them on top of each other. Idea

Trev.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 1:03 pm
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Hi Nick,

I use wall mounted book shelving, but you may get the same result with a free standing book shelf with adjustable shelves that way you wouldn't have to drill holes.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 5:58 pm
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Wow admiral, that is the most amazing display of RC Helicopters I have ever seen in one place,

I can imagine it even more spectacular in real life, nice very nice,

I noticed you even have flying discs, on the top shelf. Laughing

Trev.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 6:41 pm
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i have to admit that I have no trouble making holes or whatever I like in ceiling or walls ....

My preferred way is to use a staple gun and light string. Staple a loop of string up to ceiling and then put end of loop round tail fin of heli / prop of fixed wing fuselage ... wings are a bit tougher to sort but usually you have a slight gap where ailereons end ..

So my answer is : Hung vertically they take up less room ... less chance of falling of shelves ! .... but I do intend to have a display shelf once house rennovations completed.

When I lived in UK and had a large garden shed for my model den ... I had strong string from side to side in roof of shed. I then lay wings, fuselages etc. in the space above and they all sat nicely on the strings. But the shed had a V roof giving that space above.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 8:17 pm
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Admiral:

Most impressive rc helicopter display.


nick_onelove:

I get these cheape $ 25.00 aluminum carrying boxes and store my heli's closet. Just stack them on top of one another. I need another box for my helicopter that has an operational problem. The MSR is stored in a small plastic gun carry case that has been cut out for the MSR. I get them from Nitro planes.

Jack


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nick_onelove
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 9:05 pm
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Wow! Thanks for the onslaught of great ideas everyone!

I'd love to hang them from the ceiling, and the string is an awesome idea, but I can't think of anyway to secure it without pounding/drilling holes.

Now I'm thinking some combination of Command hooks for the micros, a free-standing bookshelf or two for the "prettier" birds, then either clear plastic tubs or aluminum carrying cases stacked for the rest.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 9:37 pm
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admiral Are you helicrazy?
that's a lot RC electric helicopters.
How could 1 man have fun with so many electric RC helicopters?
soooo many choices.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 2:33 am
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Hi Guys,

That photo was from a while back, I've had a sell off since then, the two walkeras off the second shelf are gone and replaced with one Trex 450 and the MSR, 1 x CX2, Colco and Twister Gold gone from the third shelf and replaced by mCP X. I enjoy building and repairing and get a lot of bargains off Ebay that need repair, next thing you look around and the shelf is full again time to have a fire sale.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 3:16 am
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Make sure and let us know whenever you're having a sale! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 5:25 am
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nick_onelove:

Your thread reminded me I need another storage box. I just ordered one from Xheli. $ 30.00.

Jack

http://www.xheli.com/case.html
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