Sturdy hinge construction tip sent by Al Oman, Randall, Minnesota, is adaptable to wing flaps or elevators. Cloth hinge material is firmly held and virtually concealed.
A finishing suggestion to use when brushing enamel, from E. Mayover, Bradenton, Florida, is to place opened can of enamel in pan of water, warm slightly. Heated enamel dries brighter, smoother.
Ready-made "Jiffy Wall Hooks" are ideal tank mounts for profile control line models, reports Leo Cowger, Jr., Ft. Pierce, Florida Cement them in place, then secure tank with rubber bands.
Sign painters' "pounce wheel," available at art supply stores, permits quick transfer of plans to balsa sheet without destroying plans. Used by Alfred Walsky, Parsippany, New Jersey.
Simple gadget is handy for winding or unwinding escapement rubber motors, claims J. D. Gerrard-Gough, Orangevale, California.
To prevent long range R/C model boat from running out of fuel when offshore, Dan Ocken, Minneapolis, Minnesota, rigged warning light. Lowering fuel level breaks circuit, shuts off light.
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