Tools for the Free Flight Modeler

One of the challenges about starting a new hobby, or getting the most out of an existing past time, is figuring out which tools will make your life easier, and which are not so useful. While many models have been made with little more than a single razor blade or x-acto knife, additional tools can make the job quicker, easier, and more gratifying.

This list can not be all inclusive. It would be impossible to list all the tools folks use and like. A tool shown here does not mean it is the best or only one for the task. Just that I use it, or a friend has a had good results with it. Exclusion of other tools does not mean they are bad, just that I haven't had the chance to try them.

  • Micro Cementeur
  • Torque Meters
  • Position Reference Indicator, (cheap & easy to build)
  • Rib holder for assembling light models
  • Balsa Strippers
  • Scales and Balances
  • Rubber Strippers
  • Rubber Winders*
  • A Simple Winding Stooge*
  • * updated 5/7/15

    If you have any suggestions, feel free to email me


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