Hanger trolley for the cheap hanger project :)

Supply's needed:

   Qty 16, 8ft pine 1x3 for race way............................  around $1.80each    total  28.80

    qty 16, 8 ft furring strips.........................................  around $1.25 each     total  20.00

     qty 3, 8ft 2x4's........................................................   around $2.25 each    total    $9.00

    qty 4,   Casters.........................................................  from $3 to $12 each   total  12-48

    Bunch-o-drywall screws...........................................   around $6

Note: Casters should be fixed position and larger is better. I suggest at least a 4" caster.  Smaller casters may get hung up on the rails.

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Tripod design trolley system to track the Kasperwing in and out . 

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Notice how the track is offset to one side of the hanger.   In this configuration the plane can be tracked in and out of the hanger by one person with the wing tips just clearing the right side of the hanger.  The nose wheel has about a foot of clearance . 

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Where my hanger lives I cannot extend the rails out any further then this.  For your project I recommend you extend the tracks out 20ft from the front of the hanger.  I will have to use break away tracks or push the trolley off the end.

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close up of the front rail

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Rear track... This one carries all the weight.  Due to the weight load on the rear of the trolley the rear caster rail has three casters. 

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