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Dec 29, 2015, 09:23 AM
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Another plastic bat for a, "ahem" fuselage, saddle.

Gord
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Dec 30, 2015, 10:20 AM
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Cheap speed-squares and your cutting mat grid make great alignment gauges.
Dec 30, 2015, 11:30 AM
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Cheap speed-squares and your cutting mat grid make great alignment gauges.
That reminds me, I need to get a couple of those next time I'm at dollartree or harbor freights. My hot glued cardboard pieces with the lines on them are becoming a little spongy.....yes I'm just that cheap.
Dec 30, 2015, 11:51 AM
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How about chopstick motor mounts ??? .... surely you’ve seen that before ... Two square ended chopsticks glued together and a short piece of popcicle stick glued on the edge .... just fits the finned aluminum square stick motor mounts , and you can even wrap a landing gear assembly on top of that ( like the old rubber stick plane models ) Thread and glue ... Simple ... Free (if you had sushi for lunch) ... A couple dabs of hot glue fixes it to the plane and can be moved for final thrust adjustments .. then glued solidly to the airframe once adjusted .
Dec 30, 2015, 12:13 PM
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A handy little clamp for soldering etc, from a reversed clothspin.

Gord.
Dec 30, 2015, 12:18 PM
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Something I have used over the years to keep track of screws and parts while I'm working on something is a speaker magnet. It holds on to steel parts very well and sticks to my steel top worktable. I also use it to magnetize my screwdrivers for holding screws. Also if I drop a screw or part on the floor or carpet it will pick it right up by just sliding it along the floor. I've made a big parts finder for out in the garage and yard using a 5 inch speaker magnet with a 3 foot handle welded to it.
Dec 30, 2015, 01:52 PM
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It's always the little, simple things that you guys do that just amazes me.
Jan 03, 2016, 01:58 PM
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Soup cans make great weights, blocking, and squares.
Jan 05, 2016, 10:17 AM
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Now all we need is Edible Foam !

Lunch anyone ? :-)
Jan 05, 2016, 10:19 PM
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I just found this thread. A very good idea, will implement on the credit card control surface of my vimy !
Jan 06, 2016, 12:16 AM
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Now all we need is Edible Foam !

Lunch anyone ? :-)
You never had rice cakes?
Jan 06, 2016, 06:56 AM
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Now that you mention it, Yes !

I also wonder about those Biodegradable Popcorn packing beads.
Couldn't they be molded into sheeting like styro beads are ?

Probably too much humidity sensitivity for model use.
Jan 06, 2016, 08:06 AM
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You never had rice cakes?
No, that's cardboard.
Jan 06, 2016, 08:40 AM
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I just found this thread. A very good idea, will implement on the credit card control surface of my vimy !
Interesting plane, can you post a side pic of it
Jan 06, 2016, 08:48 AM
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What a great thread this is guys! I'm quite jealous of you all though as we don't have Dollar Tree stores over here in Scotland, I use Depron to build my planes and due to cash always being short I have a few ways to save cash but all the wee things I have made to help out with the building are packed up right now as I have moved home recently and don't have any space in the new house to build so need to get a shed built, a very large one, before I can start building again. It just means that I have to fly the planes I have right now and not crash any of them, what a novel idea lol!!
I will add posts to this thread as I am able to!

Regards,

Andy.


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