A Winding Stooge
This winding stooge was designed for the smaller rubber powered Free Flight models. Basically for models that use motors up to six strands of 3/16" rubber. It is adjustable in length, width, and position of the forward fuselage support.
The plan package fits on 8.5" x 11" paper and is presented in the Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF). If you do not have the Adobe PDF Reader software, it can be obtained at no cost from the Adobe website at http://www.adobe.com .
The stooge is mounted on a 3/4" diameter aluminum pole that is 36" long. A steel ground penetrator is driven into the ground and the aluminum pole fits on the ground penetrator. The pole is restrained by two dog leashes that are anchored to the ground with tent stakes. It is easy to set up and take down and provides a nice waist high platform for winding models.
The plan and assembly drawings are available here.
The winding stooge has benefited by advancing technology. All of the parts made from hardwood have been set up for 3D printing. The 3D print files associated with each part along some fixtures for drilling the holes in the brass tubing are now provided along with the original drawings. There are also two PDF documents that provide suggested 3D printer settings when printing the parts and an explanation for using the 3D printed drilling fixtures.
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