Instead of an indiscriminate spray, try Ken
Achee’s Kicker Dripper to put kicker right
where it needs to go.
Bob Haight and Don DeLoach battle in
a Thompson Race at a Gainesville TX
Who among us with bad weather outside and a freshly
finished model has not put up a first tentative test flight
(against our better judgement) perhaps across the living room
into the couch or toward the bed with a stack of pillows? Jack,
a more adventuresome spirit, had to go through waist-deep
Then came spring and the first real test flights over grass.
The short story is that the model flew very well, but in a
straight line. It was lost. Bummer ... Jack is planning on a
reprise with a few improvements.
Ken Achee saw my method for applying CA glue mentioned
in my March 2015 column and sent me a picture of his Kicker
Dripper. Ken put a screw in one end of a wine cork, chucked
it in his electric drill, and turned the cork down to fit his
bottle of CA kicker. He then inserted into the cork a length of
.009 wire with a loop on the end. It puts the kicker where you
want it with no overspray or waste.
I made one myself and it works great! Thanks, Ken.
Karl Gies submitted a picture of his 1939 Korda Wakefield
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