MAGNETS FOR MODEL AEROPLANES
Whether it’s a controlled or sudden landing, there is great impact on model planes when this occurs. Many model makers look for a secure structure to ensure their models are protected when landing, and one of our customers, Tim, was looking for this exact solution. He informed our team that he was gluing the wings of the plane on to the main structure, and when the model landed after flight, the wings were breaking off on impact.
After speaking with our Sales Advisor, Nathan, Tim purchased F331-50 – 3mm dia x 1mm thick N42 Neodymium Magnet – 0.19kg Pull (Pack of 50). As the magnets are small in size, they can be perfectly hidden within models, and the 0.19kg provides a secure hold for the wooden wing whilst in flight.
Tim used our magnets to attach the wings to the body of the plane, providing a secure hold during flight. You can see from the image and video below how the wing is attached and removed easily. Tim used 6 magnets in total to attach his wing, with 3 on the wing, and 3 in corresponding positions on the back of the plane.
The result is that when the plane then lands on the ground, the magnets allow the wings to disconnect safely which prevents them from breaking. Tim also provided us with a video of the model plane in action, please see below.
As you can see the plane can pick up some speed! We would like to thank Tim for sending in his pictures and videos, we are happy to see the application was a success! We have an extensive range of magnets that work perfectly for craft and model making. If you are looking to use magnets for your craft or model making, we have many applications to take inspiration from! Click here to browse our craft and model making range. Alternatively, if you have any images of your craft application and you would like to share with us, please feel free to send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.