Here’s an compact RC airplane storage rack that’s cheap and easy to make. It’s so much better than stacking them in piles in the garage or spare bedroom.
(2) 8 ft 2×4 boards for the legs and risers
(20) 12 in long, 3/4″ pegs
(1) 15 in 2×4 board for the top cross brace
(1) 12″x18″ plywood for the base
3″ screws or nails
None of the dimensions are critical. Feel free to resize any parts to fit your collection and available materials.
Cut each 8 ft 2×4 to make one 78 inch riser and one 18 inch leg
I cut the pegs from five 4 ft pieces of oak dowel. You could use PVC tubing as well. I may add PVC pipe insulation for padding
I spaced the pegs eight inches apart, but adjust as you see fit for your collection
The dowels are angled at about 10 deg, to keep the planes firmly against the riser. I used a Forstner drill bit in a drill press to drill the holes, but a spade/flat bit would work too. Regular twist drills may split the wood
Everything is held together with screws and/or nails. Some glue wouldn’t hurt
The risers could probably use some bracing, but doesn’t seem critical
Total cost for the project was about $40. That’s $10 for the 2x4s, $20 for the dowels, plus screws and random wood bits. I had screws and plywood scraps lying around.
The rack can hold nine or ten planes, depending on their shape and how they’re arranged.