This was the first real field test using
the AnyStand for wing installation.
The aircraft no longer rocks and the
wing never touches the ground.
I’ve kept an eye out for available aircraft stands, but never found a design that had all of the particular features and dimensions that fit my wants and needs. My biggest complaint was that they allowed the fuselage to roll around too easily while trying to assemble my low-wing models, which is the main
reason why I use a stand at the field.
Some stands did a pretty good job, but they didn’t seem to have all of the features that I wanted. I’d
lived with the same old stands for years, submitting to the idea that one size couldn’t fit all, or at least
hold an airplane inverted as well as I wanted it to. So, with a few hours of prime thinking time at my
disposal, I let my imagination crank away to see if anything useful would occur to me.
My biggest wish was that the stand would hold a low-wing fuselage upside down and keep it from
rolling. I know you’ve been there. Your Edge 540 or Ultra Sport or 1/4-scale Spacewalker fuselage is
upside down in the stand. You’ve attached your wing, and now the wind is blowing it around so that it
rolls in the stand until one wingtip hits the ground.
Construct your own model airplane stand
by Ryan Livingston
41 Model Aviation APRIL 2016 www.ModelAviation.com