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Tricks of the trade with every day objects that could be used on RC Toys

Old 09-10-2009, 06:52 PM
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For months I have been drinking coffee bought from my local gas station on the way to work. Same routine every day. Stop get some coffee and smokes. An uneventful day as usual. I had never really looked at my coffee cup lid, other than to be annoyed by the way the lid was constructed that prohibited me from drinking my coffee with ease. So I normally just tear the tab off the lid and throw it in the passenger seat floor. Well, today, I got back from lunch and what do I see there?

Yes the tab on the floor....

Let me just show you with a picture..


This are well suited for modifying the fuse with an almost weightless little vent.

It will work great with most foamies as a ventilation mod.



What do you guys think of my new found mod?



Post your every day objects that have been used to modify your planes or other RC related toys here.
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Old 09-10-2009, 07:59 PM
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Very creative, Good one Cdr. I used a foam cup for a motor cowel on my scratch built Funjet

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Old 09-11-2009, 09:12 PM
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Foutain pen springs for the tail wheel !
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Old 09-13-2009, 07:24 AM
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Floppy disks for hinges is my favorite. They would be in the landfill otherwise.
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Old 11-23-2009, 04:29 PM
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Home made landing gear. Total cost.. almost nothing!!


Time to make 10 minutes.


Here's my new scratch build nose landing gear. It's going on my new build Prop in slot Draken byMarcel "Vleisie"
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1113351

I'll let the pictures do the talking..
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Old 11-23-2009, 05:40 PM
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Nice LG! I built one of those Drakens as well, and it absolutely screams (for a profile foamie). Good luck and post pics!
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Old 11-23-2009, 05:42 PM
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A friend of mine has used old fruit cups for nose cones.
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Old 11-24-2009, 01:08 AM
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Funny I do the same thing with those darn tabs.....tear them off not make air scoops out of them..lol

I have used some plastic from a 1 gallon oil jug to make a wing for my rustler, it is way more flexible than the stock one and last a lot longer.

I used water bottle plastic to skin the bottom of my EasyStar instead of using landing gear, it slides like its on ice over asphalt.

No pics of the easystar as you cannot really see the plastic because it is clear.

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