Originally Posted by hookedonrc
For the umpteenth time, I dropped a very small screw for the retracts on my FW 190. It fell straight down and then "poing" it shot somewhere. I have spent hours on the floor crawling around looking for small parts that I let slip out of my hands. I would be interested in hearing your tips for keeping parts from disappearing on the garage floor. Well I am off to the garage to do more searching.
I feel your pain.. same thing happens many times during a Helicopter build..
I have several strategies... 1. using a magnetic wand - like this one - http://www.amazon.com/SmallToys-Bing.../dp/B003JSTVCI
Or you can get serious with one of these http://www.serpent-dove.com.au/artic..._up_magnets/16
But my fail safe method.. 2. I gather the 3 kids and say.. "who wants to earn $5?"
"me me me..." is the normal reply... I show them an identical item to the "lost" part..
Works every time.. they always find it.. There is nothing like the visual acuity of pre teen eyes.