You might not need to wire up a battery and light bulb to do a range check on your radio system anymore, but there are a few other good ideas in the 1955 installment of "Hints 'n' Kinks" that you might find useful in your model endeavors. The relative few who still build, fly, and repair model airplanes will appreciate the resourcefulness of such methods.|
Hints 'n' Kinks
Dural firewall plate as firm base for thrust adjustment washers in radially-mounted engine of freeflight gassie.
One-man R/C distance check made by plugging in 6v battery & bulb in series through relay contacts... check at night; bulb visible up to 3/4 mile distance on signal.
Sections cut from combs make realistic grills for cowl openings. Ideal for team racers, stunt & scale models of all sizes.
Great variety in shapes of plastic nail polish caps includes some suitable for A/2 engine spinners.
Bicycle spoke can serve as belly skid & hold-down fitting for speed models.
Simple, trouble-free tank mounting for profile control-line models.
Posted February 16, 2014