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bouncebounce crunch07/01/2013 00:16:24
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All of us have used the fingers technique to see if our models are balanced, i'm sure, so this product may be of some use.

il_manequin hands.jpg

Ian Jones07/01/2013 01:29:32
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Hmm, well BBC I have to confess balancing models wasn't the first thing that came to my mind when this page

It was a two handed launch of a large model thinking.

Terry Walters07/01/2013 07:42:44
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That's 'handy' BBC!


Peter Miller07/01/2013 08:57:21
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Get a grip, man!

Ernie07/01/2013 11:28:00
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Try growing long fingernails, It makes balancing much easier


Myron Beaumont07/01/2013 11:39:54
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Well,it's a digital world now isn't it ?

John Miller 407/01/2013 11:44:16
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There's lots of digit's there you can use.

Bill Brown 307/01/2013 16:14:11
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Fingers came before flying cheeky

Pete B - Moderator07/01/2013 18:23:55
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Gets a 'thumbs-up' from me........thumbs up


Edited By Pete B on 07/01/2013 18:24:09

Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator07/01/2013 18:56:47
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And a big hand from me!



Tom Sharp 207/01/2013 19:01:20
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Might do for a stag with broken antlers.

Stephen Jones07/01/2013 19:12:33
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Is it a handy transmitter stand .

Chuck Plains12/01/2013 08:51:01
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Hmm, not sure that your neighbours will 'grasp' the correct idea when they see that on your window sill.

sharpy107112/01/2013 10:18:12
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Hi all, on a slightly more serious note, when I have found the correct CofG, I place a small kitchen cabinet door buffer on the spot, they can be bought from B&Q for a sheet of 100 for about £2.00. If i've not made myself plain they are about 5mm dia half a sphere and are self adhesive. So all you have to do is place your fingers on the spot and job done!

Peter Miller12/01/2013 10:51:31
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I use a different idea. I take about three layers of Solartrim and cut two small arrows. I stick these on the exact location of the CG.

One advantage is thgat one can use the same colour as the model and so hide the marks such as on a scale subject or one can use a contrasting colour.

Roger Mason 119/03/2013 01:24:40
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All my models have the CG location marked with round-headed pins.

The pins are located under the wings either close to the fuselage or at the tips, depending on the model, and provide a much more accurate balancing point. The pins are cut short and only enter the airframe by 3-4mm.

They can easily be relocated if trimming proves that the CG has to be relocated.

Myron Beaumont19/03/2013 13:33:23
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Why didn't I think of that?face 10

Olly P19/03/2013 14:28:39
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They look a handful....

Major19/03/2013 23:48:55
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My partner just said that it would be perfect to make some acrylic nail tips...

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