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Old Jun 22, 2011, 10:36 AM
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Take a flashlight and turn it on, lay it on the floor and let the beam shine right along the floor then sweep the beam back and forth slowly. Those little parts will jump right out at you when the beam hits it, even if you are a nearsighted old man. I have used this trick to find small dropped parts all over the world and it works great!!!
And if you still can't find it, it might eventually turn up in the shop vac.
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Old Jun 22, 2011, 02:44 PM
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And if you still can't find it, it might eventually turn up in the shop vac.
And if it's sharp, in your foot...

--Jeremy
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Old Jun 22, 2011, 07:54 PM
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If you have a tiny aluminum screw your trying to get into a tight place, try CA'ing it to the tip of your screwdriver.
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Old Jun 22, 2011, 07:57 PM
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If you have a tiny aluminum screw your trying to get into a tight place, try CA'ing it to the tip of your screwdriver.
Dave
Hey, that's not a bad little tip! Thanks for that.
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Old Jun 22, 2011, 08:21 PM
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If you have a tiny aluminum screw your trying to get into a tight place, try CA'ing it to the tip of your screwdriver.
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Hey, that's not a bad little tip! Thanks for that.
I use Dap/Bostik Blu-tak for that. Roll up a li'l booger and stick it to the end of your driver. Great for working on micro-helis and such.

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Old Jun 22, 2011, 08:25 PM
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Another great tip, and I have some of that stuff in my shop. I'll give it a try!
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Old Jun 22, 2011, 08:43 PM
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Bostik Blu Tack,, I gotta get me some of that... pure genius.

Bostik Blu-Tack TVC 30's (0 min 31 sec)
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Old Jun 22, 2011, 09:26 PM
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Bostik Blu Tack,, I gotta get me some of that... pure genius.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kU0cemDl9Ow
So it's like gum....I don't chew gum....


If you ever sand too much down on any kind of sheeting and get the "starved horse" effect, Don't keep sanding! Just sand the spots over the ribs with a small piece of sand paper or finger sized sanding block.

Another thing. Finger sized sanding blocks are very useful for detail sanding, I'm talking like 1/2"*1/2"*5", and you can build your own detail contour sanders.
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Old Jun 23, 2011, 11:05 AM
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Hello everyone,
I am beginner in this field and I would like to start by building from scratch the "Calypso ship" - the Cousteau research boat, but I do not want to buy a kit, because I really want to build it from beginning to end, I wonder if someone can help me getting the blueprintsof it.
Can I count on your help?
Send to: scubapt@gmail.com

A big hug to all,
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Old Jun 23, 2011, 12:39 PM
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Hello everyone,
I am beginner in this field and I would like to start by building from scratch the "Calypso ship" - the Cousteau research boat, but I do not want to buy a kit, because I really want to build it from beginning to end, I wonder if someone can help me getting the blueprintsof it.
Can I count on your help?
Send to: scubapt@gmail.com

A big hug to all,
Paulo de Carvalho
Try this search -

Got to the Boats forums - Boats group of forums

Click on the 'Search this forum'.

Enter Calypso in the search box.

Click on the Search Threads circle.

Click on Go


You should get a list of threads with Calypso in their titles, some are of the boat in question.
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Old Jun 23, 2011, 01:55 PM
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Speaking of searching, I have a tip.

You can get more results when you need to search with multiple words or a phrase if you open Google and then click Advanced Search. Enter "rcgroups.com" (without the quotes) in the Domain field at the bottom and then enter your search criteria. All of the results will show up in the Google search results, and they will all be from only RCGroups.
It's good for any websites that have a crummy search tool too.

Just in case everybody doesn't already know that.
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Old Jun 23, 2011, 03:21 PM
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Here's a workshop tip:
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Old Jun 23, 2011, 03:22 PM
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You inspired me to create an Open Search plugin for rcgroups.
Just go here and click on the phrase "RC Groups" in the search results:

http://mycroft.mozdev.org/search-eng...vin+Dahlhausen


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Speaking of searching, I have a tip.

You can get more results when you need to search with multiple words or a phrase if you open Google and then click Advanced Search. Enter "rcgroups.com" (without the quotes) in the Domain field at the bottom and then enter your search criteria. All of the results will show up in the Google search results, and they will all be from only RCGroups.
It's good for any websites that have a crummy search tool too.

Just in case everybody doesn't already know that.
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Old Jun 23, 2011, 05:27 PM
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Glad I inspired you. Any chance it could be done for Opera 11.11?
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Old Jun 23, 2011, 06:13 PM
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Here is my wing painting fixture.
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