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    Quote Originally Posted by Oberst Hajj View Post
    I don't know either, but it's pretty hard!
    At a guess, I'd say die cast iron like the old Matchbox and Dinky toys. Strong in compression but weak in sheer.
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

  2. #152

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    Greetings gents!

    (Forgive me if I'm a bit behind the times here; just getting started with a set of aircraft over the holidays. At any rate...)

    Any ideas as to when the gimbal mounts will be back in stock in the Aerodrome store? Looking into them for my new minis.

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year too!

  3. #153

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    Please check back towards the end of next week. I've got the parts on order and will bag some up ASAP and update the site.

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    I have just received my gimbal mounts from Keith.
    They are great but as I did not want to mount them directly to the mini the magnet ring was to weak when mounting it on a peg.
    So I decided to shorten the peg by half. Now the gimbal pags seem to work. But on bigger planes like the Stuka the fail to hold the mini when banking hard.

    What would Tim Taylor (Tool Time) do? Well use more power
    So I looked for some ring magnets with an inside diameter of 5 mm (with a strenth of approx. 700 g) so that it would fit over the one side of the peg without gluing it.
    To match the magnet I also ordered some steel balls with a diameter of 8 mm.
    We have tried them yesterday and they work great!

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  5. #155

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    Keith had some large gimbals for the Bombers a while ago Sascha. I found them very strong. They even hold one of my die cast models.
    Just checked and they are listed as out of stock at the moment.
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Officer Kyte View Post
    Keith had some large gimbals for the Bombers a while ago Sascha. I found them very strong. They even hold one of my die cast models.
    Just checked and they are listed as out of stock at the moment.
    Rob.
    When mounting them directly to the model I would always go for the smaller ones but I wanted to mount them to the peg.
    The problem when mounting them to the peg is the leverage effect. And that is why I went with the more powerful version.
    It works perfectly and the magnets are not to strong. You can easily disconnect them from the steel ball.

  7. #157

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    Does anyone have a idea when the store might stock some more of them??

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    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

  9. #159

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    Thank you sir. I was looking for the ones that work with the "fighter", will they work?

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    Thank you. That is exactly what I was looking for. I received my order from AIM(Dave) yesterday and I've already started working on them, just need to get them ready mount!

  12. #162

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    Quote Originally Posted by badlands122 View Post
    Does anyone have a idea when the store might stock some more of them??
    They are currently not out of stock... I've got 67 sets of Gimbal Mounts ready to ship out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oberst Hajj View Post
    They are currently not out of stock... I've got 67 sets of Gimbal Mounts ready to ship out.
    Do you know if the bearing will be available at the same time as the Hanger Trays?

    P.S. any word on the Hanger Trays? Very excited about them.
    Last edited by Ken at Sunrise; 02-24-2017 at 09:21. Reason: add P.S.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken at Sunrise View Post
    Do you know if the bearing will be available at the same time as the Hanger Trays?

    P.S. any word on the Hanger Trays? Very excited about them.
    Both of those are in stock now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oberst Hajj View Post
    Both of those are in stock now.
    Yeah! Thanks I just placed my order. Now I can take my bombers with me when I go for game night.

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    Yes Sir, Thank you very much. I placed my order for some as well.

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    Thanks for the orders guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oberst Hajj View Post
    They are in stock now. Also, there are several photos in this thread that show how you can use them with out drilling your minis.

    The stands with altitude rings were for every aircraft in the game, there are no plane specific stands as far as altitude is concerned.
    all of the photos are ded here in 2017, would love to see some photos of how to mount without modifying the plane

    edit: wow one set of photos loaded finally after i posted. claaaaaassic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gr3yh47 View Post
    all of the photos are ded here in 2017, would love to see some photos of how to mount without modifying the plane

    edit: wow one set of photos loaded finally after i posted. claaaaaassic.
    There are many folks here that do this in slightly different ways. 'Here' is how I do it. The plane is unmodified, only the pegs are altered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gr3yh47 View Post
    all of the photos are ded here in 2017, would love to see some photos of how to mount without modifying the plane

    edit: wow one set of photos loaded finally after i posted. claaaaaassic.
    I mounted mine like this Grey:


    cut the bottom of the peg off, glue the ring magnet to it, mount the ball in the base of the other part, job done.

    "He is wise who watches"

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    Peter is right Grey, there are several different ways folks mount up their planes. My version is here for the scouts and here for the bombers

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    Has anyone tried using jewelry spacer beads? They are 4mm in diameter and the hole is 1.5 mm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saylug View Post
    Has anyone tried using jewelry spacer beads? They are 4mm in diameter and the hole is 1.5 mm.
    To mount to the stock peg on the plane for the bearing to attach to?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oberst Hajj View Post
    To mount to the stock peg on the plane for the bearing to attach to?
    Yes, exactly. I just received mine from the store today and am thinking about this as a method of attaching a ball to the peg.
    Last edited by Saylug; 10-29-2018 at 19:33. Reason: Thought of more to say

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saylug View Post
    Yes, exactly. I just received mine from the store today and am thinking about this as a method of attaching a ball to the peg.
    I've not seen these before, but they sound interesting. Share pics if you give it a shot.

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    Any idea when the Bomber gimbals will be back on the Store Keith?

    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    Rob, I just added 5 more to the site. I'll need to order in more parts to make some up.

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    Thank you sir I'll keep my eye open for them as I want to order another cockpit at the same time.
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Officer Kyte View Post
    Thank you sir I'll keep my eye open for them as I want to order another cockpit at the same time.
    Rob.
    They are up now Rob.

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    Order sent thanks Sir.

    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Officer Kyte View Post
    Order sent thanks Sir.

    Rob.
    Thank you for the order Sir.

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