Technical Tips




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A collection of great ideas from my own discoveries and from others.....


Stylus litheum battery replacement How to replace and initialize the Stylus internal litheum battery.

Getting Flying Fields                      Ways to help getting permission to establish a new flying field.  
Saving Flying Fields                       Are we part of the problem or can we be part of the solution?
Biplane Rigging                              A quick way to rig up your biplane when arriving at the field
Saito gas four-strokes                     What I have learned about the new gassers and spark ignition
R/C Engine bearing replacement    Tips on replacing the engine bearings in 2 and 4-strokes
Paint Models with latex                   The best article ever written on painting with latex.....a MUST READ !
More painting with latex                 My personal experiences in using latex paints and clearcoats
Painting with Automotive Enamels  How to finish with automotive enamel paints


Strip planking                             How to strip plank like a professional
Prop painting                              The poor man's way of getting those expensive laminated props
Preshading for Realism               A unique technique for adding realism to scale models
Casting in resin                           A new way to cast irregular shapes in resin
Windows for Models                   Make waterslide decal windows, portholes etc. for your models
Spark ignition                              How to install spark ignition systems on four-stroke engines
Turnbuckle wrapping                  The correct way to wire wrap those scale turnbuckles
Vacum forming                            A very good article on vacum forming for modelers
Wing servo installation                My favorite way to install wing servos
Glowplugs                                     How they work and how to choose them
All about pumps                           Different types of fuel pumps, how they work and what is best
Weathering for realism                How to get that real look on your scale model
Canopy Tinting                            Coloring your canopy using common fabric dyes
Fail Safe                                        Does it work or not? opinions after some research
Waterslide decal making              Making decals for model airplanes my way.
Repair of cylinder heads            Welding new threads where cylinder head threads are stripped or missing.
Brass tube bending                       An easy way to make perfect bends in small diameter tubing.
A thrust Dynomonitor               Build a simple dyno to measure thrust.

Scale rib stitching                         How I like to do scale stitching.