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Old 12-26-2008, 07:04 PM
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hey guys,
i just bought some braided fishing line for my 1/2a ? i read on a post somewhere a name of a knot to tie in the ends of the lines. i wasn`t a boy scout ,sailor or fisherman so i don`t know much about knots! i can tie a sguare knot the last thing i need is the knot to come undone & crash a plane i can do that good with everything going right.
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Old 12-26-2008, 08:51 PM
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The Palomar knot:

http://eaglespark.com/Knots/palomar.htm
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phlip,
that is the exact one i thought i saw. and a link too!! your the man
thank you very much,
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There are times when a Surgeons knot serves well also- I'm sure a quick search will find a diagram
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I use a surgeons knot for tying off bladder ends for my combat planes.
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here is a helpful video on how to tie the palomar knot.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmXigW2xRCg

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Just make sure you use good line clips instead of fish hooks. Them fish hooks don't work well if you get slack lines!

Yes, the palomar knot works well.
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Yep ... Them fish hooks don't work too well. They keep wanting to grab ya and if you try to make them into a full loop they keep breakin'
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This one works well. []

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I located my copy of H. Nilssons' "The Little Red Fishing Knot Book" and he recommends a double Palomar for superbraid lines-wrap the loop twice around the standing line before looping it over the clip/connector. Great little book-I found mine at local sporting goods store. Good diagrams-several knots designed expressly for superbraid that are fairly complex but look incredibly secure. I still agree that these are fine for 1/2 A, but that is all I have flown. I will leave the discusion of larger models to those who have expierience. Perhaps they are not the best idea for Combat-I have no expierience there either.

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