Hints & Tips

Adjustable Wing Stands.

Until I saw these I just pinned the cross pieces onto the uprights. This is much better. The cross pieces are just push / friction fits onto the 1/4″ dowel uprights.

Jig for attaching wing/tail tubes.

I really didn’t like this task until I made this simple jig, now its a breeze – click here for the article. Use in conjunction with the above wing stands to add the tip dihedral at the same time.

Patching Holes in OS Film.

OK you’ve just rescued your model from the roof beams and this time you’ve managed to put a hole in the film – you really don’t need to recover the wing – try this neat OS Film Patching Holes from Bob Bailey.


If you can stand a couple of extra milligrams of weight then these teflon coated metal fishing tackle rings are great – they weigh about 10/11 mg each. Cut and paste this link into your browser window:-

Beware the very small uncoated rings – I’ve had a bad experience with them cutting small motor sizes. They obviously can have sharp edges.

A gadget for handling small balsa items – by Rodney O’Neill.