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Bernhard Rauch07 Jun 2017 2:00 p.m. PST

Does anyone have any recommendations for telescopic flight stands? I liked Corsec Engineering but they seem to have customer service problems. Placed an order 2 weeks ago and have heard nothing.

Personal logo Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP07 Jun 2017 3:04 p.m. PST

I have a bunch of Corsec items (including dozens of telescoping rods), and they're all high quality.

It did take a while for Corsec orders to get to me, but I never had any problems associated with the various orders I've placed.

A caveat about Corsec: the telescoping rods are specifically designed to attach to Corsec bases. If you want to use other bases (like I did), it's a lot of work, and my results were only partially successful.

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Waco Joe07 Jun 2017 4:22 p.m. PST

I make my own quasi telescopic stands. I use brass tubing cut into varying length sections, then the next smaller aluminum tubing for connecting bits glued into one end of each section. The top section has an alligator clip glued in. Almost as easy as telescoping antennas.



Dexter Ward08 Jun 2017 8:19 a.m. PST

I use magnetic pickup tools. These have 7 sections, and a magnet on the top to which you can stick the plane.

Winston Smith08 Jun 2017 2:50 p.m. PST

Go to a local chain hardware store and pick up some telescoping magnetic puck-up tools. Then, get some nuts of the same gauge as the screw on the end of the tool.
Glue the nuts to something heavy, like a flange.

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