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    easy way to pull wires in plane

    A few years ago I came up with idea to pull wires through wings, fueslage etc. Obtain a few feet of lamp pull chain. To this I attached a female end from a servo wire, put tape around the connector to eliminate it getting caught on ribs etc. to use, wing, put the wing tip on the floor, drop the chain in the servo mounting hole and the chain will fall through the ribs, connect the servo wire and pull through. As an improvement I use the connector that has a snap on it so it stays connected. works better than strings, dowels etc.

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    Dito, I've used the bead chain for that for the last 20 years. It will even lace itself through miss aligned holes in the fuse or wing. You can get it in unlimited lengths in most hardware stores.

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    Hmmmmm. Interesting idea. I've always used a washer tied to dental floss. I'll have to give your chain idea a try..

    Thanks for the idea.

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    String and shop vac work well too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TLH101 View Post
    String and shop vac work well too.
    +1
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    I always use a trained ferret !

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    Trained ferret. Really? C'mon now get up to speed and stop building such small, little airplanes.....
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    hahahahI could use a trained ferret in this Nosen Mustang filling up my house !

    I recently built a Monocoupe from an abandoned fuse and a Sig Senior wing.. I actually got it covered before I realized I hadn't run the wires for the aileron, and there were NO HOLES thru the ribs !

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    Quote Originally Posted by TLH101 View Post
    String and shop vac work well too.
    Explain the Shop Vac Idea or do I have it right 'Vac hose on servo opening, feed string trhough servo wire opening, turn on vac and the string gets sucked through the wing to the vac hose' through the servo opening' how cool is that!
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