The Gear Jacks Story
Tons of guys kept asking us to to do something for airplanes. So we did!
Next Level RC Airplane Transport
For the past three years we’ve been making really cool, really useful Skid Clamps to secure RC helicopters for storage and transport. Almost from the beginning, guys have asked us why we don’t make something for airplanes. Well…we finally did!
We took several months to analyze the products on the market and we looked at a ton of creative DIY approaches to securing large RC aircraft in vehicles and trailers. We wanted to do something that’s easier for the average guy to implement, really secure, and of course, really cool. We went through four major design revisions and got feedback from some guys along the way. The final design has been in the field for three months now and we think the product is good enough to launch. So here we go.
Gear Jacks are the core products in a ‘system’ for RC airplane transport. Today there are four models. Two grip the airplane’s struts; the third style grips the wing tube, and the fourth supports the fuselage tail. In all cases, Gear Jacks get your wheels off the ground to prevent flat spots and all use a thick foam pad to cushion the model for transport.
A key feature of Gear Jacks grew out of looking at all the DIY solutions guys come up with for storing and transporting their airplanes. We wanted Gear Jacks to give pilots the ability to quickly and easily reconfigure their set up for different airplanes. With four degrees of freedom, Gear Jacks fill that bill. (See
Adding even more flexibility, we designed Gear Jacks to mount on Gladiator® Gear Track. Like our
Finally, to round out the Gear Jacks system and make it as convenient to use as it is flexible, we’ve got a few accessories that we think guys will find useful:
This offering is just the beginning. We've already got a couple of ideas to further extend the functionality of the Gear Jacks System for jets and warbirds. If you’ve got an idea, a suggestion, or a comment, we love to hear from you.