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Eyesight not so good?

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Terence Lynock20/05/2009 17:22:06
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As you get older your eyes may well go downhill a little so seeing small marks during the construction of an airframe is hard work, if you have problems seeing small marks when building airframes stick a dab of fluorescent highlighter over the mark and it stands out like a sore thumb, I prefer yellow but others may prefer pink or green.
Highlighters are useful for a few jobs during building so keep one handy,
 
regards,      Terry
Klippy20/05/2009 17:37:45
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Hi Terry, yet another great idea, perhaps Timbo should put them all together in one place?
Tim Mackey20/05/2009 17:53:13
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Errr.... they are already Tony - hence the thread title "Hints and Tips "
Stephen Grigg20/05/2009 20:43:26
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Weve had several good Ideas today
Terence Lynock20/05/2009 21:26:13
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I think the ideas and quick tips will come in steadily as we get them, I was struggling to see fine alignment marks unless I used a  bright light then when the tube in my desk light went I tried this idea which worked fine and this is how things happen,
 
regards,    Terry
Phil Wood.20/05/2009 21:49:43
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Ever tried marking black EPP before cutting?.....tried felt tips, balloints, crayons.
Best thing I found are the 49p gold and silver metallic pens from stores like Wilkinsons.
 
They don't last long when you leave the tops off, but they do show up on black.


Polyphilla.
Phil Claridge21/05/2009 08:37:24
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use a snake inner with a plastic clevis, to guide servo leads through wings, if you cut off the clevis pin the servo plug fits nicely in the clevis. using the snake allows you to twist and turn the plug to get through the ribs
keep your fuel in picnic cool boxes, standard size will hold two gallons, this keeps them safe from sharp objectsm protects from frost in a cold shed and away from sunlight. also contains any leaks, plus you can stack them if you have a lot of fuel(rich ******)
 i use them when i buy  fuel at the shows
Peter Miller21/05/2009 08:55:52
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I keep my fuel out in a shed in an old fridge. same idea but saves paying them to taker the old fridge away.

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