Many of you may or may not know of the unique ways to build rc airplanes, one of my favorite ways is to use a magnets and a sheet metal plate (or board). I came across this method about 13 years ago. My first plane that I built with it was a Spacewalker 1/3 scale from SIG. Let me say that it was a pleasure to build this kit using the magnetic building system. I think I still have some build photos somewhere (back when we used film cameras). If I find them I will post them.
Anyway…. this is about the magnetic building board system to build your rc airplanes with. Typically when you build with magnets, you are essentially creating your own custom jigs and fixtures to hold whatever model airplane you are currently building.
Instead of me writing to describe each aspect, watch the video below and I will talk about how it is set up and what makes up a whole magnetic building board system, from the sheet metal board to the individual magnets and their hardware.
One final note. You cannot get a magnetic building board system anymore from Great Planes or from any manufacturer for that matter, so the only alternative left is to make your own. If there is enough interest, I will put together the steps of what materials you need and how to bulid your own magnetic building board system.
Now that we have covered the parts of a magnetic building board system to build your rc planes, I want to sress an important step that cannot be overlooked. Leveling, any time you are ready to construct an rc airplane, you must level the building surface, whether it is a metal board, or a foam sheet, you must make sure your building surface is level.
The video below shows my steps to insure my magnetic building board is level.