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May 04, 2007, 01:53 PM
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122 Tips and Tricks for building airplanes

I'm new to RC flying and am doing a lot of research. Looking for monocoting help, I found this site.

It has 122 tips and tricks for building and finishing model planes. There's a lot of good info here.
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May 05, 2007, 04:45 PM
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great find thanks for that
May 05, 2007, 05:15 PM
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This is a great tip,
Tip 18
A easy way to add a different look to your creation is to tint the canopy a color that compliments your airplane's color scheme. Rit Cloth Dye, available in most any supermarket, fabric store, or drug store will tint the clear plastic quite well. Mix up the dye in luke warm water in a container large enough to immerse the entire canopy. Dip the canopy for period of one minute or so, until you get the feel on how fast the dye is "taking". Rinse in cool water and dry off. If it is not dark enough, dip it again. I've had some that I have had to leave in the dye for an hour to get the effect I wanted. You can even be tricky about the tint by making a fixture to hold only a certain part of the canopy in the dye. How about two tone tinting jobs? Anyway, the effects you get are only limited by your imagination.

May 20, 2007, 10:32 PM
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Tip #1 has a problem, there are two types of Rust-Oleum, one is water base and says fast drying, This is not fuel proof, you need to buy the oil based type. Don't ask me how I know, a sad story.
May 20, 2007, 11:48 PM
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tip #3
Two liter Coke bottles have a black plastic reinforcement on the bottom of the bottle. This reinforcement piece makes an excellent radial engine cowling for your next project.

Gotta wonder how old this list is.... If you are under 18 I doubt you know what this guy is talking about.

May 21, 2007, 09:00 AM
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Jay sounds to be a practible person.

I think the author ought to cut it back to 121 ideas, and exclude number six. The See's Candy. It isn't for dibetics, nor available across all of the readership areas. As products come and go off the store shelves quite often now, I wonder how many of the Hints are practible.

And surely that Nylon stocking trick had no relationship to what leg size here also. If you fly 1/2A and only a heavy weight wife, those old nylon stockings will wrap around the wing two or three times. Ever try and cut them? If you use scissors, they come all apart and the seams run.


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