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#### Brian Johnson

##### Fly29mm
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Some of you know I found a thick wall motor mount tube and rings in my very small parts box. After some sanding I made it all fit in an old beat up LOC 2.14 tube. I needed some launch lugs however there were none it my parts box. What to do? Make some so I retrieved a couple of bic writing pens from the kitchen drawer. It was the caps I was interested in. I cut one piece of plastic from each of the pens. I used thick superglue to tack each to it correct position to the old LOC tube. It's not coming off!

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#### 58pan

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Where there's a way, someone will.

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#### Back_at_it

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Here in IL. most restaurants have switched to heavy wall paper straws. These are just a tiny bit larger than the 3/16 rod. I've grabbed a few and used them on a couple of Alpha 3 rebuilds. Seem to work fine.

#### 58pan

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What is you launch lug made from?
Stainless tie wire. Both legs folded up _| glued down with epoxy clay.

#### Brian Johnson

##### Fly29mm
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Here in IL. most restaurants have switched to heavy wall paper straws. These are just a tiny bit larger than the 3/16 rod. I've grabbed a few and used them on a couple of Alpha 3 rebuilds. Seem to work fine.
That's a good idea I'll have to find some.

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Fly rod guides are cheap and you could order a bunch of one size.

I have gone to Micro Buttons on pretty much all my builds. I get 10 for under $1.50, I just got 20 more this week. I really like the micro rail. Once upon a time I rolled paper lugs. #### BABAR ##### Builds Rockets for NASA TRF Lifetime Supporter TRF Supporter Here in IL. most restaurants have switched to heavy wall paper straws. These are just a tiny bit larger than the 3/16 rod. I've grabbed a few and used them on a couple of Alpha 3 rebuilds. Seem to work fine. Paper straws are great, and they attach easily with white or wood glue. They are a little bit oversized, so obviously not for competition models, but for sport models they work well. #### Brian Johnson ##### Fly29mm TRF Supporter Fly rod guides are cheap and you could order a bunch of one size. I have gone to Micro Buttons on pretty much all my builds. I get 10 for under$1.50, I just got 20 more this week. I really like the micro rail.

Once upon a time I rolled paper lugs.
what type do you use? there are so many I don't know what to select when I do a search.