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Gear Jack 16" DIY Fuselage Support Bracket
Gear Jack 16" DIY Fuselage Support Bracket

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Gear Jack 16" DIY Fuselage Support Bracket

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Product Code: GJ-DIY-FSB-16


DIY Fuselage Supports — What they do for you.

Supporting an RC turbine jet or large RC warbird requires at least three, and often four, points of support. The typical setup starts with a pair of Fuselage Support Assemblies mid-way along the fuselage located near the wing root. Then, depending on the size and configuration of the plane, you'll want at least one more support at the nose or tail. With large planes you'll want to support both the nose and the tail.

That's where the DIY Fuselage Support Brackets come in. The shape of the fuselage, at the point where you want to support the nose or tail, varies from model to model. DIY Fuselage Brackets let you custom bend a 'cradle' to perfectly match your aircraft. There are three sizes of Brackets: 12", 16", and 20". Choose the length you need based on the size of the fuselage. Remember, you'll also need a Headless Stanchion Assembly to support the DIY Bracket.

The photo above shows a GJ-DIY-FSB-16 Fuselage Support Bracket that has been custom bent to fit the nose of a jet. The bracket is attached to a Headless Gear Jack and the fuselage is secured to the bracket with an SSA-40 Soft Strap.

Useful Features:

  • 3" wide padded bracket protects the fuselage by spreading the weight over a large area.
  • Bracket can be mounted either perpendicular or parallel to fuselage.
  • 1/16" thick 5052 aluminum bracket provides plenty of support but is still easy to bend by hand.
  • Download Assembly Instructions here.

Kit (assembly required) Includes:

  • Easy-to-hand-bend powder-coated aluminum Bracket, 2-1/2" x 16" x 1/16".
  • Clevis halves and clevis mounting screws.
  • Two 3" wide, 3/4" thick closed cell foam pads.
  • Double sided, high-tech mounting tape grips foam and powder-coated surfaces.
  • NOTE: This Bracket does not include a Stanchion Assembly which must be ordered separately.

Optional Accessories You Might Find Useful

  • Tee Knobs — Add these thumb screw knobs to your Gear Jacks and make adjustments without tools
  • Hex Key Kit — The three Hex Keys used in assembling and adjusting Gear Jacks System Components
  • Long and Extra Long Lifting Tubes — Extend the reach of your Gear Jacks for larger or taller airplanes
  • Mounting Screw Kit — Truss head tapping screws to mount your Gear Jacks to wood, metal or plastic
  • Build A Bungee Kit — Make custom length, padded bungees to tie down your airplane's tail
  • Soft Strap Kit — Secure delicate fuselages with this strong yet soft 3" wide neoprene strap
  • Gladiator® Gear Track Hardware — Mount a set of three Gear Jacks on Gladiator® Gear Track
  • Gladiator® Gear Track Joining Plate — Lock two sections of Gladiator® Gear Track in a 'Tee' to create an portable hold-down system for Trucks and SUVs
  • Gladiator® Gear Track Cross Tee Joining Plate — Mount a pair of Fuselage supports on perpendicular sections of Gladiator® Gear Track to make your Jet setup accommodate different models

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5 of 5 August 26, 2021
Reviewer: Stacy Jussila from CALGARY, AB Canada  

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5 of 5 Item as described July 27, 2021
Reviewer: Javier Rodriguez from Delray Beach, FL United States  
Fast Shipping, just the solution I was looking for to transport my airplanes safely in a pickup truck

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5 of 5 they are great August 2, 2019
Reviewer: Enrique Villaveces from Athens, GA United States  
the jacks securely hold my 80" airplane. my car can now hold the airplane level in my car

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5 of 5 June 1, 2018
Reviewer: John Clock from Monclova, OH United States  

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