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    Martin555
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    Simple but effective, thank you.
    I am a believer in keeping things simple and nine times out of ten it's the best way.

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    A small tip for applying windows easily. Just wrap a piece of masking tape (sticky side out) to a balsa stick and it makes a perfect window placer if using the cyno type plastic glue (or any fast set glue) Put the glue on, place window, hold till set, carefully roll off the 'sticky stick'.
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    "Sometimes I’ll have small parts that need to be painted, and my lack of patience makes want to paint the thing in one shot. If it’s a part where the bottom is glued down and won’t be seen, I’ll tack glue a scrap piece of balsa stick to the bottom, "

    I use double sided tape and an off cut of 2x1 for such parts.
    Usually a whole row of 'em. Otherwise not worth firing up the airbrushπŸ˜‰
    Sits stable on the spray booth turntable and can be easily set aside for drying.
    Cheers, Doug 😎
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    Young at heart - slightly older in other places πŸ˜‰ Cheers Doug
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    Use my set of forceps all the time. Got mine from my Dad who was a doctor
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    Hi Ken,
    Great ideaπŸ‘
    My old 13Amp plugs saved my bacon when I lost a couple of 5BA nuts from my ancient Tacol Target motor.
    Rummaged around a bit and found that the knurled nuts from the plugs fitted perfectly😊
    Now I know what to do with the "leftovers" πŸ˜€
    Cheers, Doug
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    Young at heart - slightly older in other places πŸ˜‰ Cheers Doug
    Martin555
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    Hi Ken,
    I never thought of using the brass from electrical plugs.
    Good tip.
    Thanks.

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    I have just had a bit of a clear out, lots of house hold electric plugs , decided to take out the brass pins and associated brass strips, now I have enough rudder arms to last me a life time.
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    May the wind always be always where you want it .
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    Also comes with ready made hinges
    May the wind always be always where you want it .
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    Good tips Cashrc,
    Thank you.

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    I’ll buy what I need, but I am a CASO at heart (Cheap *** Studebaker Owner) so I will recycle things such as pushrods and clevises. When I flew RC combat I built models en masse, so once I was done with that I found myself with a lot of cut down pushrods around 5-6 inches long. I’ll take those, cut them in half and use small carbon fiber or fiberglass tube cut to length and ca the cut pushrod halves into the tube, making a very stiff, strong light pushrod. If the pushrod half’s slip too much in the tube, then before gluing, I’ll tweak a slight bend or nick the metal so it gets a good purchase inside the tube then run thin ca into the joint. Never had one fail.
    Also, baking soda and thin ca acts like concrete, makes a decent filler but can be ugly if over done. Don’t breath the fumes!!!
    Sometimes I’ll have small parts that need to be painted, and my lack of patience makes want to paint the thing in one shot. If it’s a part where the bottom is glued down and won’t be seen, I’ll tack glue a scrap piece of balsa stick to the bottom,
    paint the part then gently put the stick in the vise to keep the assembly upright while the paint dries, then break off the stick and glue the painted part in place.
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