The crew at ProModeler have created a super versatile model airplane stand. Useful in workshops for cradling fuselages while charging. The ProStand is also handy while installing servos, or when adjusting a linkage.
- Securely holds a fuselage or wing and the silicone saddles won't mar the finish!
Ever lay a wing on your workbench only to dent the top because of a small glob of hardened epoxy you hadn't noticed on the workbench surface? This happened one time too many to us here at ProModeler, which led to us sitting down with the computer to design the perfect airplane stand once and for all. Consequently, because of the unique wing control feature, you can stand a wing on edge and work on it withuot fear of marring the finish. This is especially useful if you are adjusting a flap linkage, or if you find yourself messing with the adjustment of the retractable landing gear of a scale model. The ProStand is unique in this versatility by holding either fuselages or wings.
- Securing a wing was a special design consideration. resulting in this unique model stand.
Like you, we've used commercially available model stands made of foam, which easily break resulting in a damaged model. Consequnetly, we turned to fiber-reinforced engineering-plastic, the same stuff used in model helicopter side frames, engine mounts, and even the main frame of the Austrian Glock handgus. This is seriously tough and resilient stuff.
"I don't mind telling you the first one were just to get you off the phone. But they sold quickly so I tried 6 more. Now I'm out of them again! A couple of guys bought more than one saying they're the best stand they've ever had in their shop. I'm convinced, so please send me a case of 10."
- Mark Graves, Graves R/C, Orlando, FL 407-294-5699
- Larger models, like this scale model of the Ryan STA, fit nicely!
Our ProStand has some other rather nifty features. For example, we made provisions for adjusting the length a little bit, which may be just what the doctor ordered for when a canopy is in the way.
- It's easy to make minor adjustments to the length to better fit yuour model.
But as usual, attention to details is what matters to folks. For example, unlike many stands on the market, which use sticky-back foam for the saddles (where the model fits), we tuned to a real engineering solution. By keying the saddle material to the frame it doesn't pull lose over the course of time, or from prolonged heat like when it sits inside a car. In short, we tooled up to mold a very, very soft and "grippy" silicone-rubber saddle . . . so grippy we think it puts a gecko's ability to walk up walls to shame! OK, maybe that's over the top, but this stuff is really pliable and securely holds your model without fear of marring the finish.
- Super soft, pliable silicone won't mar the finish, locks to the frame edge, and has more grip than gecko feet!
While it's a uniquely simple design, this stand is both sturdy and versatile. We use them all the time and believe you'll like it as well as we do. In fact, we often just leave our models inverted in the stand while waiting for the weekend because we can have it on charge plus it's easy to inspect for any hidden damage (like a servo rail breaking loose from a hard landing).
- Leave your model in the stand during the week for maintenance or charging!