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Old 05-06-2008, 03:38 PM
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Default Whats the most usefull thing you can have in your flight box?

Its funny but the 1 item that I have had in my flight box that has come in handy more tham a few times is
Packing tape
More than a few times I have taken my wings out and noticed that I have managed to poke a hole on the covering.
So out comes the packing tape and Its a quick repaird to a hole that would have cost me a day of flying.

I have had others ask to use to tape to make a quick repair.
Old 05-06-2008, 03:41 PM
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Glow Plug Clip
Old 05-06-2008, 03:58 PM
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Other than the must have items (the ones that if you forget them, you have to turn around and go home), I'd say a good hobby knife or extra props.
Old 05-06-2008, 04:15 PM
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So far its been my towel! I am soooo glad I carry a 'clean' towel to the field.
Old 05-06-2008, 04:52 PM
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well other than fuel, ignitor, radio, and fuel, id say it would have to be packing take for me also. My planes seem to get nice little rips in the monocote and packing tape is an easy repair.
Old 05-06-2008, 04:57 PM
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ORIGINAL: FatOrangeKat
So far its been my towel! I am soooo glad I carry a 'clean' towel to the field.
There's a hoopy frood who really knows where his towel is.
Old 05-06-2008, 04:59 PM
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ORIGINAL: richb1492

Its funny but the 1 item that I have had in my flight box that has come in handy more tham a few times is
Packing tape
More than a few times I have taken my wings out and noticed that I have managed to poke a hole on the covering.
So out comes the packing tape and Its a quick repaird to a hole that would have cost me a day of flying.

I have had others ask to use to tape to make a quick repair.
Hinge tape ... but for the same purpose. Happened to me this past weekend - hangar/car "rash" ended up putting a prop through the bottom of one of my wings on the ride over to the field [:@]. Hinge tape saved the day!

-MA
Old 05-06-2008, 07:48 PM
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Default RE: Whats the most usefull thing you can have in your flight box?

Hex keys.
CA glue
Glow wrench
Screwdrivers
Tape
Scissors
Knife
Extra fuel tubing
A small box of assorted cap screws of verious sizes ( 4 of each ).
An extra charged ignitor.
A chicken stick.

All of the above gets used.

Everything else goes along for the ride.

Old 05-06-2008, 08:02 PM
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My first aid kit. Athough it sits in my car, it's there when the unfortunate time comes that it's needed.
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Digital voltmeter probly....or quickcharger MkII
Old 05-06-2008, 08:37 PM
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Large green garbage bag.........saves many trips to the crash site!
Old 05-06-2008, 08:49 PM
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Extra nuts and bolts
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Extra fuel tubing
Old 05-06-2008, 10:20 PM
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Pair of hemostats. Especially if you have a model with a cowl and no fuel dots so you have to finesse the fuel line on and off the carb barb. Or drop a wing bolt under the servo tray, or bobble a glow plug into the cowl, or want to pinch a line to tell if it's too lean.

Also, insect repellant, hatch tape (like hinge tape), digital voltmeter, set of jewelers screwdrivers, spare prop, 6" adj wrench, two feet of fuel line, one more glow plug, long shanked screwdrivers in #0 & #1 standard and #1 Phillips, the right size hex wrench . . .

Heck, the handiest thing is what you need at the time. Usually it's at home on the workbench.

The thing that gets the most comments is the 11" bladed Swiss bayonet I use as a ground stake to tether the tail to when starting.
Old 05-07-2008, 07:44 AM
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All good things to have - my addition is a PROP REAMER. Almost every weekend, someone needs to have a new prop reamed out, especially beginners.
Old 05-07-2008, 10:57 AM
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I have one of those little multi-tool do-dads. (Gerber) Its got a pair of needle nose pliers in it. For some reason, folks are always asking for needle nose pliers. The cool thing is, its small and fits in a nylon pouch that hangs on the nylon belt which holds my fuel jug to the end of my box. It was a gift from my brother. Modellers family members always try to find something. And this time it hit the bulls eye. At first, I thought it was kind of a silly tool, but the thing has a good sharp knife and a file, and those pliers. It turned out to be pretty handy after all.
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