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Old 03-08-2013, 09:35 AM   #1
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Default Skid Clamps by Random Heli

I came across something yesterday that I couldn't believe I hadn't seen before. It was definitely one of those moments where once you had seen something you wondered why nobody had come up with this idea before!

Random Heli have developed some awesome skid clamps, which can be used to hold your heli securely no matter where you want to put it. The first thing that came to my mind was on the shelf in the back of my truck when transporting, but the guys at Random Heli have taken it one step further. Can you say heli art? How about storing your helis in a dramatic way at home on your wall? Or even on the ceiling? If you can screw the skid clamps into it you can store your heli on it! They even show a heli mounted to a tree!

Where ever you want to store your heli, these skid clamps will definitely help you do it, so check out random heli at www.randomheli.com!
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Old 03-08-2013, 09:38 AM   #2
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Old 03-09-2013, 11:23 AM   #3
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This is so clever... When I have to arrange all so-much-space-occupied-helicopters, I was thinking of this idea. Now it's actually come true, I definitely buy some.
Only that I'm hesitant drilling my wall...do you think of something can work without drilling, like something with a 3M tape (that they use to hang picture without drilling)
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Old 03-09-2013, 05:54 PM   #4
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I don't think I would trust any tape to hold my precious helis
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Old 03-09-2013, 11:13 PM   #5
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I don't think I would trust any tape to hold my precious helis
It could be a new manuver... wife slam the door tailslide into the carpet
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Old 03-11-2013, 02:02 PM   #6
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I use the 3m hooks and tape to hold wingbags, but I also would not attempt with tape unless it is a small heli.
Some 3m tape and hooks work well up to about 7 lbs, but I am not sure I would trust a 500 or larger frame to it...
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Old 03-11-2013, 05:20 PM   #7
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I installed those yesterday on my home made bed slide in the truck. The are a fine product. Easy to install and work great.
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Old 03-11-2013, 05:26 PM   #8
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What did you make the slide out of?
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Old 03-11-2013, 05:58 PM   #9
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I used some 1/2 cabinet quality ply as a base. Added a 2x4 mounted to the plywood on each side the length of the bed (adjacent to the wheel wells). I mounted 12 - 2" rollers on the 2x4's (6 on each side). This acts as the slide wheels. I used another piece of 1/2 ply as the actual slide. It is reinforced from front to back with another 2x4 (on edge). These act as guides also and keep the slide centered between the rollers. Another wheel was added from a frame pointing downwards at the rear. This one keeps the slide from flipping up in the back when pulled out all the way.
I did shorten the slide portion so I could place the generator and a tote between it and the tailgate. I made this a tight fit so the tote actually prevents the slide from moving rearward while driving.

I also added a shelf. I just purchased an ARE topper with side windows. The shelf comes in handy! I even had room for my canopy and it can actually be loaded on and off from the side window if needed.

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Chris, Come on over to Nashville some weekend and we will build you one!
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Old 03-11-2013, 07:48 PM   #10
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Dude! That's pretty schnazzy! I like what you did there... giving me ideas!
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