Household items for modelers
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|Hinges||Plastic from a 6-pack holder
(stiffer) Plastic from a plastic milk container
|Clamps||Clothes pins Clamps that hold
thick pads of paper
|Batteries||Some rechargable 9-volt batteries have sanyo 120 mah cells|
|Blades||Injector style shavers have blades that fit Exacto handles
Beauty supplies have very sharp "trimming blades"
|Pull-pull control cable||Dental floss|
|Covering material||Reynolds wrap (for light planes)
TYVEK paper from Priority mail envelopes
|Wire clothes hangers||For making temporary jigs to hold things in place while you solder/paint them. Good for soldering iron stands, too|
|CA glue kicker||Baking Soda|
|Building materials||R-Gard foam comes in 2'x4' , 4'x8' sheets 1/2, 3/4. 1 1/2 thickness
Foam underflooring (depron substitute) Meat trays too.
Wallpaper insulation (very thin foam)
venetian blind slats (bass wood)
Paint sticks (spruce)
|Battery and radio protector||computer mouse pads Green scouring pads (light weight)|
|clean up||vinager & rubbing alcohol good to clean up
vegetable oil great for removing epoxy and silicon cement from your hands.
|plastic drinking straws||route wires through structures|
|Plastic spoons||You can cut the end off and use them as air
scoops to direct cooling air over your motor or ESC.
|VELCROŽ||removable parts (batteries)|
|School box pencil sharpener||to chamfer the end of nylon wing bolts.|
|brass tubing||ball point pen refills (used)|
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