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Old 10-25-2013, 02:51 PM
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A thread recently somewhere I posted on - I mentioned using Bra clips for flying wires ... they are used a lot on model yachts ... small, light and quick to clip etc.

It got me thinking ... what about the little small round press studs that are used ... come in two halves ... one is raised centre that clips into the hole in centre of other part ... My thinking is that they may be a cute way to secure canopies or lipos ... even if a flap of material is used ...

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Old 10-25-2013, 02:53 PM
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Funny ... just remembered a pal of mine in UK who used small fish hooks with sharp point and barb removed ... because you could buy FORGED with eye's to tie to .. and tiny.

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I tried the press stud idea years ago.The glue used to mount them came through the holes,stopping the top part from locking on.
On a similar note,I use fishing snap swivels to mount flying wires etc.Cheap and esily removable if required.
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Originally Posted by DHC Beaver View Post
I tried the press stud idea years ago.The glue used to mount them came through the holes,stopping the top part from locking on.
On a similar note,I use fishing snap swivels to mount flying wires etc.Cheap and esily removable if required.
The press studs would be bound if I used them ...

The swivels ... and snap links are good - I fish as well so know what you mean .. but on some models might be a touch larger than wished. The fish hooks are ideal then ...

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