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HOBBY HACKS – Helpful Reader Hints – December 2022

Stubborn Setscrews
Stubborn Setscrews Have you ever tried to unsuccessfully remove a small setscrew from a threaded hole? Generally, this means we are left with a rounded hole in the setscrew, a rounded end to your hex key tool, or both. I’ve found that I can soften the thread-lock by heating the setscrew with a small soldering iron tip (without heating the rest of the assembly). After a minute or two, the setscrew will come undone, without...


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HOBBY HACKS – Helpful Reader Hints – December 2022

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ON THE COVER : Learn how Matt Balazs created the impressive all-metal finish on his CARF-Models F-100D without painting the entire airframe in this issue's Gallery. (Photo by David Hart/

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