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BalsaGuy55
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« on: April 10, 2018, 02:55:28 PM »

Hello,

I had a request to post some pics of a modification I did to keep the thrust bearing in place on my Guillows series 900 P-51 build, so here they are.

Basically, I used a small round piece of 3/16" balsa and drilled four holes to hold the magnets in place with super glue.  I also glued a thin metal washer to the inside of the cowling for the magnets to stick to.
I added a piece of 3/16" balsa to take up the extra space between the spinner and the cowling.

Please let me know if anyone has a question.

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« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2018, 01:48:46 PM »

 Cool Found it before having to ask  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2018, 08:29:30 PM »

Hi BalsaGuy55.  That idea looks really good.  Now where do I get those little magnets ?  And thanks for the detail pics that really showed the installation.   Cool   I think they could really save me a lot of time, taping and untaping the block to the nose ...   Roll Eyes

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« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2018, 09:48:35 PM »

Hi BalsaGuy55.  That idea looks really good.  Now where do I get those little magnets ?  And thanks for the detail pics that really showed the installation.   Cool   I think they could really save me a lot of time, taping and untaping the block to the nose ...   Roll Eyes

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Woodsman, I should be thanking you for helping me get my pics rotated correctly on my posts.

Here is where I purchased the magnets:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/100-pcs-tiny-craft-Warhammer-magnet-Disc-rare-earth-Neo-1-8-dia-x-1-32-thick/182507529470?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649

I would add that if you also installed magnets on the cowling (instead of using a washer as I did) so that you had magnet to magnet contact points instead of magnet to washer, the holding power would be greater.  I thought about doing that after I had already built most of the plane.  I may try that on a Skyraider that I am building now.

Best,

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« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2018, 10:17:24 AM »

Thanks BalsaGuy for posting those pics!!!!  Sure helps!!!
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« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2018, 12:25:22 PM »

Thanks BalsaGuy for posting those pics!!!!  Sure helps!!!

Your welcome.  Glad it helps.

Dan
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