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Feb 08, 2013, 02:20 AM
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The best tip I ever had if I couldn't resolve the complication after looking at the problem, waiting for it to tell its story is this; "Ask for help and suggestions"
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Feb 08, 2013, 09:10 AM
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I found out one night that when in a pinch and you don't have any kicker for your CA glue. Hit it with the heat gun though not as quick as the kicker it still works just be sure and aim the heat gun away from you. Remember heat rises and if it is pointed at you the lots of CA fumes are coming your way and their in a hurry.
Feb 09, 2013, 03:15 AM
Pronounced "High Duck"
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Take a good look at this build photo (click it).



Luckily I had my glasses on and I could tell the difference in color before I did too much damage. One of the dangers of using the kitchen stove as a work surface.

My tip for this thread: When you plan on building in the kitchen, make sure to put the groceries away first!
Feb 09, 2013, 10:04 AM
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Take a good look at this build photo (click it).



My tip for this thread: When you plan on building in the kitchen, make sure to put the groceries away first!
MMmmmmm - Spackle on wheat toast... sticks to your ribs !!!
Feb 10, 2013, 08:35 AM
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Yep, i was curring a fiberglass cowl in the oven at 135 degrees once (one of many times actually). But one time, my wife came home from work and cranked the oven up to 425 to cook dinner. Sure made short work of that cowl! So if you're inclined to do that sort of thing, hang a sign on the door so's not to make a mess -- and boy did it stink!

PAT
Feb 12, 2013, 03:10 PM
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LOL. I love the stories of how you and your wife compete for the kitchen, Pat. That's funny.
Feb 18, 2013, 10:31 AM
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Yep, i was curring a fiberglass cowl in the oven at 135 degrees once (one of many times actually). But one time, my wife came home from work and cranked the oven up to 425 to cook dinner. Sure made short work of that cowl! So if you're inclined to do that sort of thing, hang a sign on the door so's not to make a mess -- and boy did it stink!

PAT
That's as funny as that person who stored his loaded 357 magnum in the oven!!
Feb 19, 2013, 02:11 AM
use the 4s luke, use the 4s...
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That's as funny as that person who stored his loaded 357 magnum in the oven!!
WHAT THE H$LL!!!!! who would be dim witted enough to do that???!!!!! and why???
Feb 19, 2013, 04:06 AM
looking up, down under
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WHAT THE H$LL!!!!! who would be dim witted enough to do that???!!!!! and why???
i reckon

every australian knows you keep your magnums in the freezer
Feb 19, 2013, 04:45 AM
use the 4s luke, use the 4s...
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no way. good old over under 12 gauge. gets every job done
Feb 19, 2013, 08:35 AM
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WHAT THE H$LL!!!!! who would be dim witted enough to do that???!!!!! and why???
He wanted to see a burglar eat hot lead.
Feb 23, 2013, 10:40 PM
glider pilot in training
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Best building tips for building fuel planes i ever got was.

When pressure testing fuel tanks plug one line with a screwdriver slightly bigger than the inside diameter of the fuel tubing and connect a 10cc syringe to the other before putting the tank in a sink full of hot water.

second tip goes hand in hand with the first one. let the tank sit for an hour and test it again.


last one, use two different color tunings for fuel and vent or use a sharpie to mark the fuel line.
learned that the hard way, i had to pull a very tight fitting cowl off a mustang to swap the lines because they were backwards and cracked the cowl in the process.
Feb 24, 2013, 12:50 PM
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It's not a building tip but in order to keep my 1/4 scale planes from rolling in transit in my SUV I put the landing gear in a pair of old sneakers! The guys at the field really get a kick out of that!
Feb 24, 2013, 12:51 PM
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I made a funny!
Feb 24, 2013, 01:02 PM
Hope to get out of life alive
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Installing Robart Hinge Points


I thought I'd put a link to my version of installing Robart hinge points in the tips thread.

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1837222

Ken


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