It cost me considerably less than paying
my friend the value of his plane, and he
got his plane back. This might be worth
considering the next time one of your
readers ‘lands’ a plane beyond reach.”
Fred’s decision was a good one. I’ve
had a few models stuck in trees, and it
is frustrating to drive away and leave
them there. The old stories about kindhearted fire crews rescuing stranded cats
probably don’t carry over to aerobatic
RC biplanes lodged in a tree’s upper
Stuck on You
Foam construction is commonplace
now. I don’t use this material often,
but when I do, the sanding and cutting
residue is still a big pain. The foam
particles cling to everything and get
where I don’t want them to go.
Sometimes I end up covered in
the sanding deposits and have to go
outside and shake like a wet dog. I also
find it inside the motors of the saws
and fans in my workshop. The dust
can’t be good for human lungs.
How do you deal with this problem?
I’m sure that experienced builders have
solved these issues and I can’t be the
only one who needs the information. If
you are a master of foam construction,
please share your knowledge with me
and your fellow modelers.
And while you’re at it, consider
sending me a good close-call story, topic
suggestion, or a bit of modeling-safety
wisdom. There is always something new
to learn in our sport, and your tale of
woe might help someone else make a
better decision. You can enjoy the fame
of seeing your name in print, or remain
anonymous, if you prefer.
97 Model Aviation APRIL 2015 www.ModelAviation.com