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How To Use A Wing Building Jig

The construction of a wing panel with a symmetrical or semi-symmetrical airfoil presents a challenge: keeping the ribs in their proper position and keeping the wing straight. One cannot pin or attach wing ribs to a flat building …

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Stronger Split Elevator Control

If you have an ARF with split elevators and you want a stronger elevator control setup than the traditional torque-rod, single-control-horn technique, create a Y-split in the control rod as shown. Bend music wire to the needed shape, …

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T-Pin Organizer

Here’s how I organize and store my T-pins. This paperclip organizer keeps the pins from going all over the floor and workbench, makes them easily accessible (especially when sheeting) and is very economical. These can be purchased at …

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Easy, Light Parallel Pack Connector

Here’s a handy, lightweight Y-harness design for connecting lithium polymer battery packs in parallel to increase available capacity and discharge rate (for example, two 1200mAh packs in parallel become a single 2400mAh battery with twice the discharge rate …

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Lithium Charger Leads

A number of the new lithium chargers have banana plug leads to which you solder your connector(s) of choice. Because different lithium packs of different capacities come pre-wired with any of several types of connectors, solder additional connector …

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Easy Antenna Mount

Radio Shack heat shrink tubing has a glossy surface and can serve as a handy antenna support. Simply mount the tubing (no heat shrinking involved) in the fuselage and slide the antenna through the tubing. This relieves the …

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An Era of Firsts

It is an amazing juncture in aviation history—December 17, 2003 is the centennial of the first powered flight by the Wright brothers. The great revolution they began at Kitty Hawk, NC continues to this day. Since their first …

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