Ronnie Garris offers a variety of folding work stands.
The author loves this
tabletop stand he
purchased from Ronnie.
have a couple of worn-out foam
stands, so I found Ronnie Garris,
who builds some gorgeous stands. I
stumbled across him at a swap meet
and bought the last tabletop model he
had. The adjustability of these stands
is incredible. Ronnie also builds floor
These quality stands are reasonably
priced. Check out the photos, contact
Ronnie, and tell him I sent you. His
contact information is listed at the end
of this column.
I love the tabletop stand that I
bought. It’s steady, strong enough
to handle my largest airplanes, and
adjustable enough to clamp down
on my little Discus Launch Glider’s
fuselage when I work on it.
It’s the best I’ve ever found.
“But It’s a Car Charger!”
That’s what a buddy said
when he saw my new charger
on the bench and I quickly let
him know that my batteries
don’t know that! In fact, when I tell
them, they don’t even care.
There is no difference between
chargers for model car LiPos and
airplane LiPos. My new TrakPower VR- 1
is marketed to RC car modelers, but it’s
a dual-port charger capable of providing
up to 20 amps for 6S on one side and 6
amps for 4S on the other.
It has three cooling fans and can
mount on top of its own power supply.
There is memory to store 40 programs
for the ones I use most often and does
everything from charge to balance
charge to storage charge and discharge.
It supports all of the currently used
chemistries and will handle your Ni-Cds
and NiMH cells too.
I’m still exploring all of the things it
will do, but first impressions are good!
Watch for a full report.
96 Model Aviation DECEMBER 2014