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3 Favorite Workshop Tips

From “part stickers” to prop safety, these tips have got you covered!

Model Airplane News - RC Airplane News | 3 Favorite Workshop TipsPropeller Safety Tips
To prevent accidents, full-size aircraft are equipped with propellers that have brightly colored tips. Do the same with your model airplane propellers. Mask off the tips and spray on some bright yellow or white to make the prop tips more visible while it’s spinning. The finger you save might be your own!

Model Airplane News - RC Airplane News | 3 Favorite Workshop TipsEasy Clevis Keepers
If a clevis were to pop off one of your model’s control horns, you could lose control and crash. A simple and cheap way to prevent this from happening is to add a clevis keeper. Simply slice a thin section from some model fuel tubing and slip it over the clevis. It will act like an O-ring and keep the clevis securely in place without binding.

Model Airplane News - RC Airplane News | 3 Favorite Workshop TipsSmall Parts Sticker
It is sometimes hard to place a wooden part properly inside a narrow fuselage. An easy way to do this is to use a sharp awl as a “part sticker.” Now, simply add glue to the part, stick it with the “part sticker” and guide it into position.

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