Have a new idea for construction, adjustment or operation of
model aircraft or RC? AM pays $10 for each 'hint & kink' used.
Send rough sketch and description to Sketchbook, c/o American Aircraft
Modeler, Potomac Aviation Publications, Inc., 1012 14th St., NW,
Washington, D. C. 20005.
Series of alligator clips soldered to individual copper wires
and held in bench vise serves as versatile holding device for soldering
or cementing multiple part units. Submitted by Jack E. Jowett, Fairview
Bob Meuser, Oakland, Calif., builds realistic WW I machine gun
barrels of balsa. Air vents along barrels are burned into balsa
cylinders with heated screwdriver tip using wood block as spacing
Proper CG location is important for safe test flight says Clyde
E. Lower, Gainesville, Fla. Piano wire is passed through fuselage
at desired CG location; model suspended by string from wire, parts
installed to balance as needed.
Accurate tool for incising realistic, miniature flush screw heads
or simulated rivets in aluminum sheet is idea of J. Warren Kohler
Sr. Glen Head, N. Y. Parts machined from drill rod and hardened.
Even rows in panels quickly made.