products review
New bench-top stand

We just added the new product to our catalog.
It's the new "B
ench-Top" Snap-Stand RP-0297.

It's way lower than regular Snap-Stand but has the same width at the top.
The lengths choice is the same as any other Snap-Stand - 600mm, 700mm and 800mm.
This new design is more compact and allows you to use the Snap-Stand in the small room.
It could be placed on the work
bench or any desk to be used. When folded for storage it's not as bulky as our standard stands.

For more detailed information about the length of the stand please click HERE

More detailed information about the height of the stand is here:



How to choose the right size of the stand

Many of our customers were asking us to create more defined ways to figure out the sizing of a Snap-Stand to buy. We've created more clear and straightforward way to do it. Please click HERE to download Snap-Stand Sizing explanation file.


"Just wanted to say, that after 4 years, we still use your Snap-Stand for storage and every time we work on our 35% or 40% plane. I love, that you can access under the plane easily and it's the only stand I found that doesn't buckle with the weight of a big plane."
Isabel Deslauriers, March 28, 2011



"Your product is the best I've seen. I will be buying more in the future."
Doug Boyle, October 29, 2011


Some significant changes were made in design  of the Snap-Stand

Barless Snap - Stand - Click image to enlarge We got rid of tubing.

Now you can put even the largest aircraft with the wings attached on the stand and you still are able to roll it to the right and to the left without interfering with the stand structure.

We named this design “Barless”.

 
Click HERE to download manual.



Barless Snap - Stand - Click image to enlargeThe old one (RP-012 is discontinued) Upgrade Kits for this model are still available. The most current one (RP-052 and RP-090) - are available. The previous versions of Snap-Stand remain the same. New version gives you much more versatile opportunities. All sizes and woods are available.

Please check price-list and photographs. You’ll love it!

And finally, if you already have previous versions of a Snap-Stand, you can upgrade it without buying a whole new stand. Just purchase an upgrade kit, item number RP-052-07. It fits to any version of previously sold stands. And if there is a need you can switch back and forth from one version to another.




"I still have this stand and is by far the best stand I ever had."
Marios Hadjikypris, March 19, 2014



Ball-Ends are in stock
Ball - Ends - Click image to enlargeIndustrial grade ball-ends are in stock. All made in Germany by IGUS. Rod-end size is M3 or 4-40.








“I just finished putting together the stand. The quality of the wood and workmanship is very nice…”
George McCluskey, May 28, 2011


"Thank you, it was very nice meeting you too, your Snap-Stand is fantastic. I'm using it and I love it. So, thank you very much for that great gift. Great website too, congratulations."
Benoit Charette, September 4, 2011





Transmitter TrayNew design of the transmitter tray will fit almost any JR, SPECTRUM and
FUTABA transmitters.
 
Transmitter tray gives your hands absolute freedom to operate the sticks precisely and reach any switch on your radio during the flight without accidental affecting sticks movement.
It’s made of white acrylic and 6061 aluminum extrusion. The transmitter is secured in place with the simple nylon “Velcro” strap at the bottom of the tray.
Removable hand rests and adjustable nylon strap are included.
If you prefer narrower hand rests, additional “wings” (removable hand rests) can be removed instantly without any tools. With removed wings the tray with transmitter fits to the standard aluminum case. When it’s needed you can install it back the same easy way.
This tray works well for both “thumb” and “two fingers” pilots.
Very neat design allows easy excess to the charge socket, bind button and even to the battery compartment at the bottom of transmitter.
The tray will also protect your transmitter when you put it on surfaces like wet grass, dirt, asphalt or concrete. The tray’s normal position is horizontal but it can also stand vertically if needed.


"Just received my transmitter tray, thank you. It looks like a nice piece of work…"

Keith Bennett, July 6, 2011


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We introduce our new Tooth Belt Servo Ganging System. We named this system TBS - Tooth Belt System.

TBS-4 CrankTBS-4 Pulley
Click picture to enlarge (these pictures feature TBS-4 Crank and Pulley systems)

WHAT TBS SYSTEM IS?

TBS allows to gang two, three or virtually unlimited quantity of servos together to increase output torque on rudder or to anywhere. If surface is large, one servo is never enough.

WHAT PROBLEMS ARE WE TRYING TO SOLVE?

There is the main problem of commonly used co-called Bell-Crank System, which uses ball-ended push rods and servo arms to connect servos and the bell-crank.

This problem is - adjusting bell-crank system. To have whole system work properly and to avoid servos to fight each other you have to make the length of each push rod absolutely the same. Technically it’s almost impossible so there is some difference always. We just cannot see this or measure it but it exists. And it’s also some loses of power.

There are some limits of the angle you can turn your rudder using bell-crank. It’s because of at some moment the rudder horn sets against the fuselage and it limits the angle of deflection. In order to increase the deflection it is impossible to keep enlarging the rudder horn size till infinity. Using pulley-pulley system you’ll have no limits of it. You can experiment with any size of deflection!

WHAT THE NEW APPROACH IS?

Our system is an absolutely new approach to solve the problems mentioned above.

First of all this system keeps the torque steady all the time regardless the angle of deflection.

It happens just because we use so called Timing Belt, which is commonly being used for millions of different purposes everywhere. You can find these kinds of belts almost in every machine: starting from printers, faxes and scanners on your table and up to the cars, motorcycles, elevators, transporters and etc, you name it.

By unknown reason it was used everywhere for tens of years except model aircrafts industry. But it’s not anymore. We have done it.

Timing Belt is actually just a tooth belt. It’s very flexible and very robust belt made of special rubber reinforced with glass fiber. This product of highest quality made in Germany. Obviously it speaks for itself.

There is no need to lubricate it, or to strain it. These belts work precisely without any creeping or play transferring gigantic forces. The only play you have is the one, which is in the servo gear. But there is unfortunately nothing we can do about it.

The tooth pulleys made of very strong and rigid fiberglass filled plastic. Each pulley can be installed on top of each other, letting you design practically any configuration of the system.

DIFFERENT CONFIGURATIONS

We currently designed three commonly used configurations. TBS-2 designed to gang TWO servos together. TBS-3 designed to gang THREE servos together. TBS-4 is ganging FOUR servos together. There is also TBS-1 (not shown) which just allows you to transfer the torque from the single servo to the bell-crank or the pulley. It allows you to transfer the force to the cable, which pulls the rudder through the same bell-crank so the bending moment, which is created by tightened cables, is not being transferred to the servo shaft. You can use it for smaller aircrafts. (Servos are not included!)


TBS-2 Right Side ViewTBS-2 CrankTBS-2 3D BLOW UPTBS-2 3D BLOW UP 2
Click picture to enlarge (these pictures feature TBS-2 Crank system)
TBS-3 CrankTBS-3 Pulley
Click picture to enlarge (these pictures feature TBS-3 Crank and Pulley systems)

There is no fundamental difference between systems TBS-1, TBS-2, TBS-3 or TBS-4. The only difference is the size of the base made from aluminum and quantity of the pulleys and belts used. All parts are standardized. You can use standard size servos of any brand you wish. TBS system allows you to adjust it easily. For example if Hi-tech servos have 48 mm distance between mounting holes, at the same time standard Futaba servos have 50 mm between similar holes. The same servo tray (Base Plate) could be used for different brands. Servo mounting adapters have special slots so you can position the servos exactly where it is to be.

If you want to get full advantage from this new system, and it’s HUGE, one very important thing must be done. Some day you’ll have to reject bell-crank. You will have to place pulley on output shaft. If you place absolutely the same pulley at the bottom of the rudder and join them with regular cable, you’ll get this advantage. No more heavy and cumbersome cranks. The rudder deflection becomes unlimited.

In some aircraft designs TBS even allows you to make cables invisible. By the way, we are going to use this system in to our new ARF kit, which is coming very soon.

If you are not ready for this yet, it’s ok. We have bell-crank as well, which could be installed on top of output pulley. And you still have some advantages, which TBS system gives you. If you don’t want to use pulleys and belts, you can buy our SERVO TRAY set WITH BELL-CRANK and keep using ball-links and push-rods. Output pulley has two ball bearings as you can see at the pictures. You can also design your own system using TBS spare parts.

WHAT’S THE ADVANTAGE OF USING TBS SYSTEM?


First - you gain the power. You don’t lose energy to make servos to fight each other. You keep the same torque and angular velocity regardless the angle the rudder turned. If you wish it can be rotated 90 degrees or even 360!

Second - the adjustments are simple. Just install the pulleys on the servo shaft and sub trim it till tooth on the belt seats between proper teeth on the pulley.

And finally third – it’s just cheaper! It’s because we use very effective and at the same time simple tools to manufacture our products!

Download TBS Manual (PDF File)

Dear customer, we have every single spare part for any of our systems in stock, which you can find in our on-line store. You can find samples of the parts below.

TBS-2 Servo Tray TBS-3 Servo TrayTBS-4 Servo TrayBell CrankServo adapterServo AdapterBracket
Tooth Pulley (26 teeth)CoverBearing AdapterCrank SpacerBearing SpacerServo SpacerBelt

Click picture to enlarge (these pictures feature different Spare Parts)
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If you have any questions please click here