Gladiator Gear Track set up for two airplanes
Gladiator Gear Track sections allow Gear Jacks to be repositioned easily to accommodate different planes
Gear Jack Strut Support plate works with straight or curved struts
Rubber straps are grippy but soft and hold the strut securely
Hardware kit for Gladiator Gear Track includes two screw eyes to use with a bungee for the tail tie-down
Gear Track and Gear Jacks mounted on shelf in trailer
Joe Nall 2017
Closeup of Build-A-Bungee foam pad and Tail Support
Joe Nall 2017
Closeup of Gear Jack Wing Tube Support.
Using the optional Joining Plate
secures Gladiator Gear Track in a 'Tee' to create a portable airplane hold down system.
Handles let you load and unload easily—with the plane secured!
The plane is already secured to the Gear Track 'Tee' then can slide into an SUV, mini-van or pick up truck
The plywood platform slides out of the trailer with the jet in place. Handles make it easy to move it from the trailer to the work stand.
The nose of the Viper jet is cradled in a 16" DIY Fuselage Support Bracket
that was bent to match the shape of the fuselage. A Soft Strap secured the fuse in the DIY bracket.
In order to fit between the ventral fins of the Viper Jet, a Headless Stanchion Assembly and a DIY Fuselage Support Bracket were used. Instead of bending the DIY bracket, it was left flat to provide lots of support along the tail.
A Headless Stanchion Assembly and a 16" DIY Fuselage Support Bracket
were used to support the nose of the Viper Jet. A pair of Fuselage Support Assemblies support the fuse near the wing root. Notice how the 'L' bracket was bent to fit the step under the wing. Nice!
Two Soft Straps
were used to secure the Viper Jet to the Gear Jacks. The wide soft neoprene provides plenty of holddown without damaging the fuse.
Moving the jet from the trailer to the flight line is a one person job now. Soft Straps
, to secure the fuse to the Gear Jacks, were added after these photos.
Typical RC Jet set up: DIY Fuselage Support Brackets at node and tail. Fuselage support Assemblies at the wing root.
Mike wanted to be able to leave the wings on so the Fuselage Support "L" brackets were rotated to support the leading edge of the wing root. Worked great. The Joining Plate
visible between the two Wing supports allows front to back adjustment to fit different aircraft.