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NEW- Soft Stand- The Last Building, Transport, Assembly and Storage Stand You Will Ever Own

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Small/ Medium
Allows the builder to extend the foam pads (along the rails) to a maximum of 36"

Large
Allows the builder to extend the foam pads (along the rails) to a maximum of 48"

$89.95

$99.95

Most of us have either cobbled together some sort of building stand or bought a cheap styrofoam stand to build our planes on. And although it works ok, it is a hassle to use. The new Soft Stand works MUCH BETTER. After building and testing a few prototypes I have created two models that will work for any size plane and are totally customizable.

Benefits:
Provides stable support for planes on bench, worktable or transport
• Non-slip surface-holds planes from sliding while building, transporting or assembling at the field
• Soft enough to not scratch fine finishes
• Standard soft foam contour pads fit most plane profiles (supplied U shape)
• Customizable- trim the foam for a more exact profile (using a serrated kitchen or electric knife)
• Adjustable footprint- extend the foam pads along the rails to fit almost any size build, transport or assembly need
• Light weight and easy to handle- less than 3 lbs.
• Grips well- reposition your build so the top of the fuse is angled towards you for easy access
• Aligning the rear pad under the wing will stabilize the plane when only one wing panel has been installed
• Flip the stand over to provide additional height. On many models this will allow an inverted plane to clear the turtle deck
• Smaller models will have enough clearance for full gear swing.
• Optional “6” risers” fit underneath stand allowing gear swing on larger planes
• Easy disassembly for storage or transport
• Fuel, alcohol and glue resistant
• Optional “blank” foam blocks allow the builder to customize each pad for an exact fit (with electric knife or serrated kitchen knife).

Sizes:
Large- (2) 6” x 8” x 18” foam pads, 2 poles are 48” long. Front and back pads have gentle “U” curve
• Medium/Small- (2) 4” x 8” x 18” foam pads, 2 poles are 36” long. Front and back pads have gentle “U” curve


Options:
6” x 6” riser blocks (pr) to fit under the stand and provide additional clearance for larger plane gear swing
• 4” x 8” x 18” Blank Pads (pr) if you want to cut your own
• 6” x 8” x 18” Blank Pads (pr) if you want to cut your own


Configurations:
Set plane right side up for building, storing or transporting
• Roll plane 45 degrees towards you for easy access into fuse for building
• Flip plane upside down for easy access to bottom
• Flip stand over to gain additional height
• Add option riser blocks to clear gear swing or turtle deck (if inverted)


Assembly:
Push 2 poles through 1” holes in each of the foam pads
• Adjust length so the front pad is directly under a former and rear pad is either under a former or under the wing

Shipping Note: The stands come in 2 boxes (poles and foam) and although they are very light the girth forces up USPS shipping cost. The shipping cost built into the PayPal "buy button" is $30 which will cover most of the US. I will call if there is an additional cost.

Custom Foam Contours Can Be Cut (by builder or special ordered). Call for details.

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Invert Foam For Additional Height. See Soft Stand Accessories (below) for Even More Height With Riser Blocks.

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Soft Stand- Accessories

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Small/ Medium Blank Pads
Allows the builder to customize from uncut foam
These can be swapped for precut foam

Large Blank Pads
Allows the builder to customize from uncut foam.
These can be swapped for precut foam

6" Risers
Allows the builder to raise the height of either the small/medium or large stand to clear the landing gear and turtle deck