GLOW FUEL RESIDUE REMOVER

Rubbing_alcoholA really cheap solution is isopropyl rubbing alcohol 70%. You can get a nice size bottle for $1.00 at the Dollar Store. It dries super fast and leaves no residue. I keep a small spray bottle in my flight box with a roll of paper towels. I found it does no damage to the Monokote but I have not tested it on over surfaces.

PREVENT CA HINGES FROM PULLING OUT

control-surfaceIf you like using CA hinges then this is a must do. After installing your CA hinge locate the center of each side on the hinge (the part inserted into the wood) and drill a very small hole the size of a toothpick. Now take a toothpick and push it through the hole until it comes out the other side. Break off and sand each end smooth and add a drop of CA glue to each side and sand again once the glue is dried. This will prevent the hinge from pulling out of your control surface. This is called pinning your hinge.

SMALL PIECES IN TIGHT PLACES

Glue StickI have been using this neat trick now for some time. When you have small parts that need to go in tight places just rub some glue on your finger from a glue stick. Then touch the small part and place it were it goes.