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Jessie_C
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Posted: Saturday, January 28, 2012 - 07:54 AM UTC
Drabslab brings us happy childhood memories. This method of making ejection seat firing handles adapts a childhood game many of us used to play (although not as seriously as Drabslab aparently used to...).

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
Grumpyoldman
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Posted: Saturday, January 28, 2012 - 08:12 AM UTC
Pretty neat trick.
And YES, I'm old enough to remember making the same type of spinners when I was a kid.
Murdo
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Posted: Saturday, January 28, 2012 - 09:58 AM UTC
Excellent tip!

And yes, I'm old enough to have played with these as toys (with buttons, not wheels).
Keeperofsouls2099
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Posted: Saturday, January 28, 2012 - 11:17 AM UTC
god why didnt i think of this!brillant thanks for sharing I will never have to paint them again
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Sunday, January 29, 2012 - 12:23 PM UTC
That is a neat trick. I will use that for my next Tomcat.

Thanks for sharing
slodder
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Posted: Monday, January 30, 2012 - 01:54 AM UTC
Wow- how effective is that!! That's awsome.
JackFlash
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Posted: Monday, January 30, 2012 - 03:49 PM UTC
It works in any scale!

The Phony Pfokker E.V. was touted as the last of the war time Pfokker’s its characteristics were unmistakable. Some of the equipment will be recognizable as many of its innovations are still in use today. Ahead of its time the E.V was misunderstood, but in the hands of a good pilot it would have done well except for the single draw back that all front line example tended to catch fire mysteriously for no apparent reason while in flight. The problem was seemingly rectified when the motor was removed for Carnival Kiddy Car duties.

md72
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Posted: Monday, January 30, 2012 - 05:22 PM UTC
Thanks Jessie, great tip Drab!

FWIW, US Navy doctrine is that having the eject handles overhead causes the pilot to pull down, correctly aligning the spine to absorb the shock of ejection. US Air Force doctrine on the other hand, states that pulling the handles (on the side of the seat) straight up correctly aligns the spine for ejection. In either case, it's said that ejecting from a modern jet will compress the spine up to 1/2 inch.
drabslab
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Posted: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - 12:22 AM UTC
Hai Jessie,

thanks for upgrading my continental english
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Posted: Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 09:28 AM UTC
this is a great tip and i shall be using it again and again ... however i found that super glue tends to make the yellow go a little dull. Hairspray works better and the thread is also easier to work with
SIRNEIL
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Posted: Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 09:54 AM UTC
Now that is a brilliant modelling tip.

I work for Martin Baker in England and build and develope these seats on a daily basis.Many a time when building a 1/48 jet i have found myself a work wondering how i could model the yellow and black ejection handle and you have just answered my prayers........thank you.

neil.
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Posted: Sunday, August 26, 2012 - 11:23 PM UTC
Here is a description of how I d make the same things.
1.take a piece of fine copper wire.
2.Straighten it by rolling under a ruler.
3.Paint half the length yellow the other half black.
4.Bend in half.
5.Take the end of the V shape between two fingers
6.Take the two loose ends and twist

Alternativley
replace steps 5&6 by securing one end in a pin vice the other in a slow turning drill chuck
wychdoctor92394
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Posted: Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 06:41 AM UTC
I'll have to try this
drabslab
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Posted: Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 06:55 AM UTC

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I'll have to try this



As long as you don't use a car wheel, it is fone ��
Joel_W
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Posted: Friday, September 13, 2013 - 03:00 AM UTC
Outstanding tip. Airraid's method has a lot of merit as well.

Just how much did it cost to fix or repair that garage door?

Joel
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Posted: Friday, September 13, 2013 - 07:13 AM UTC

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I'll have to try this



As long as you don't use a car wheel, it is fone ��



Nope, won't use the car wheel (maybe the van's wheel) LOL
drabslab
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Posted: Saturday, September 14, 2013 - 09:31 AM UTC

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Outstanding tip. Airraid's method has a lot of merit as well.

Just how much did it cost to fix or repair that garage door?

Joel



There was no fixing but replacement, so calculate for yourself ������