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Old 05-01-2006, 11:14 AM
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I have seen some small but very powerful (rare earth?) magnets that can be used to hold down hatch covers, etc. Anyone know where these can be purchased?

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Old 05-01-2006, 11:32 AM
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http://www.mcmaster.com/

Type in search for "rare earth magnets" - plenty to choose from.

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Old 05-01-2006, 04:52 PM
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NewC:
You can go to: www.magnetsource.com for these magnets.
They have very prompt service, good prices, and good quality.
Old 05-01-2006, 05:42 PM
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Not to pirate the thread, but does using magnets have any effect on the radio signals?
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I have not had any problems with magnets causing radio problems.

Rare earth magnets are also available at Radio Shack.
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Radio Shack sells them in pairs and in two sizes. I am using them to hold a latch closed on my OV10 Bronco canopy doors. Works great.
Old 05-02-2006, 09:52 PM
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Thanks for all the replies, folks. I have also found - from a friend who uses these frequently on light weight electric models - another source...http://www.kjmagnetics.com. He ordered 100 for less than $10. At Radio Shack he reports the price as $2.50 for a pair. Interestingly, since he certainly didn't need the 100 he bought, he took the extras to swap meets and sold them for $1/pair and made money.

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