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These are the materials Dave uses to build his planes.

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Tools

 

All the tools you need to build your airplanes. Click on the picture for details.

Easy Built Lite tissue

 

Easy Built Lite tissue covering, available in 31 colors. Click on the picture for details.

Esaki Japanese tissue

 

Esaki Japanese tissue, available in 8 colors. Click on the picture for details.

Hand Sorted and Weighed Balsa Wood

 

Easy Built balsa wood is all hand picked and available in many different dimensions and weights. Click on the picture for details.

Aircraft Grade Plywood

Aircraft Plywood

The finest aircraft grade plywood. Available in thicknesses from 1/64" to 1/8" (0.4MM to 3MM). Click on the picture for details.

All the glues you need

Glue

"When I’m ready for the glue I use JET CA glue and UHU glue stic." Glues, accelerator, and debonder. Click on the picture for details.

LaserCal™ & TissueCal™ Markings

LaserCal™ & TissueCal™ Markings

Extra markings for our kits. These may also fit other planes you are building. Click on the picture for details.

Vacuum molded canopies and other parts

Vacuum Molded Parts

Extra vacuum molded parts for your airplane. Crystal clear canopies, turrets, cowls, and other parts for Easy Built Models kits. Click on the picture for details.

Aluminum and Brass

Aluminum & Brass

Round & square tubes, rods, and sheets.

Scale Pilots and Radial Engines

Pilots & Engines

Extremely light weight vacuum molded pilots and engines for your rubber powered plane. Click on the picture for details.

Recommended Reading

Books

Recommended reading for those wishing to master building and flying skills or to merely brush up, these books should be next to your building board. Click on the picture for details.

Silkspan Covering Materials

Silkspan

EBM Silkspan covering material in generous 10 foot rolls. Weight is 1.3 grams per square foot. Read the review of EBM Silkspan by fellow builder Kevin McCartney.

10 feet x 17.5 inches. Price: $8.99
Gampi Tissue Covering

Gampi Tissue

GAMPI Tissue covering material. January 2017 batch. 12 grams per square meter; lighter than Esaki; the tissue does have a grain running in one direction; typical Gampi with one side slightly shiny; wet strength is less than Esaki; dry strength is stronger than Esaki; suitable for smaller planes given its weight and suitable for larger planes given its strength. It accepts pastel chalk for those interested in an alternative to paints. Shrinkage can be controlled. Water shrinks the tissue in one application, rubbing alcohol is gentler and may take several cycles of application and drying. Depending on how you prep and apply it will determine how much it shrinks. Given its low wet strength it can be difficult to work with on compound curves compared to Esaki. Our team testing its use found it very suitable for peanuts and for covering tail surfaces on larger models where you want to avoid warpage. Good puncture resistance. Can be adhered with UHU glue stic, water based glues or dope.

Rolled 470mm x 630mm (approximately 18" x 24") Price: $5.46
PowerUP Electric Boost Kit

PowerUP

Add an electric boost to your plane! Click on the picture for more details.

PowerUP 2.0 Kit. Price: $20.95
PETG Crystal Clear Plastic

PETG Plastic

12" x 24" Light, durable, crystal clear PETG plastic. Use for forming windshields, canopies, turrets etc. Choose from 4 thicknesses.

.005" x 12" x 24" Plastic Price: $4.00

.007" x 12" x 24" Plastic Price: $4.00

.010" x 12" x 24" Plastic Price: $4.00

.015" x 12" x 24" Plastic Price: $4.00
Rubber Motors

Rubber Motors

Rubber motors are sold in lengths of 32 feet. We carry 2 types, our own brand of rubber, Easy Built Models Gray Rubber, which is used in most of our rubber powered kits, and FAI SuperSport rubber which is popular with competitive fliers.

Easy Built Models Gray Rubber 1/16" width Price: $2.50

Easy Built Models Gray Rubber 1/8" width Price: $2.75


FAI SuperSport Rubber 3/32" width Price: $4.00

FAI SuperSport Rubber 1/8" width Price: $4.25

FAI SuperSport Rubber 3/16" width Price: $4.50

FAI SuperSport Rubber 1/4" width Price: $4.95
Plastic Propellers for Rubber Power

Plastic Propellers for Rubber Motors

4" Red Sleek Streak Prop Price: $0.57

5" White E-B Prop Price: $0.62

6" White E-B Prop Price: $0.70

7" Silver Peck Prop Price: $1.55

8" Silver Peck Prop Price: $1.65

8" White E-B Prop Price: $0.88

9.5" Silver Peck Prop Price: $1.80
10" E-B Plastic Propeller for Rubber Power

10" E-B

Price: $2.75

12" E-B Plastic Propeller for Rubber Power

12" E-B

Price: $3.50

5" Pusher Reverse Pitch Propeller for Rubber Power

5" Pusher Reverse Pitch Propeller

Price: $1.28
Large EBM Thrust Bearings

Large EBM Thrust Bearings

Made in the USA exclusively for Easy Built Models. Fits any of our prop shafts. Package of 6. Price: $2.99

Small EBM Thrust Bearings

Small EBM Thrust Bearings

Made in the USA exclusively for Easy Built Models. Fits any of our prop shafts. Package of 6. Price: $2.25

Propeller Shafts 3/64" Propeller Shafts

Propeller Shafts

3/64" shafts. All shafts fit our small and large EBM thrust bearings.

Large Shaft, 2 1/2" shaft, package of 6. Price: $2.99

Medium Shaft, 1 7/8" shaft, package of 6. Price: $2.25

Small Shaft, 1 5/8" shaft, package of 6. Price: $1.95
Nose Beads

Nose Beads

Couple with a propeller shaft and EBM Thrust Bearing this trio is ready for the propeller. 6/pack. Price: $0.90

Propeller Hanger and Shaft Sets

Prop Hanger & Shaft Sets

For use with our 8" white propeller and 3/8" x 3/16" balsa stick. Set of 2. Price: $2.49

Rubber Hook

Rubber Hook

For easier handling of your wound motor attach a Rubber Hook. Designed for lightweight rubber motors, it can handle up to 2 loops 1/8" or 1 loop of 3/16". Weighs 0.45 grams each. Rubber Hook, package of 6 Price: $2.99

Rubber Hook in Action Rubber Hook in Action
Moldable Nose Weight

Moldable Nose Weight

Moldable, reusable, will not dry out. Used to trim out flying models. 2 strips Price: $2.00

Extra Magnets for the MagnaBoard™ Sets

Magnets

Extra magnets for use with either size The Magna-Board™. Package of 20 rectangular 3/16" x 3/4" x 1" magnets per pack. Price: $8.99

Minus Magnets for the MagnaBoard™ Sets

Minus Magnets

When a less powerful magnet is needed for construction with your MagnaBoard™, Minus Magnets have about half the strength of our original Magna-Board™ magnets (shown above). Minus Magnets have the same surface area to securely hold your parts in position. Package of 20 rectangular 3/16" x 3/4" x 1" Minus Magnets. Price: $8.49

Moses Magnets

These tiny to miniscule size magnets are nickel plated rare earth magnets used by model builders for securing removable wings, nose blocks, or other plane parts that will survive a hard landing because they simply detach from the fuselage upon impact. Although very small and light, these magnets are extremely powerful. Sold by the piece. READ Dave's how-to for choosing and installing Moses Magnets. (File may take a few seconds to download.)

ROUND MAGNETS

Moses Magnets M06

1/8" (3MM) Diameter x 1/32" (1MM) Thickness, weight 0.06 grams. Item M-06 Price: $0.39

Moses Magnet M07

1/8" (3MM) Diameter x 1/16" (2MM) Thickness, weight 0.09 grams. Item M-07 Price: $0.49

Moses Magnet M22

5/32" (4MM) Diameter x 1/16" (2MM) Thickness, weight 0.1 grams. Item M-22 Price: $0.20

ROUND MAGNETS

Moses Magnet M02

3/16" (5MM) Diameter x 1/32" (1MM) Thickness, weight 0.12 grams. Item M-02 Price: $0.42

Moses Magnet M23

3/16" (5MM) Diameter x 3/64" (1.5MM) Thickness, weight 0.2 grams. Item M-23 Price: $0.25

Moses Magnet M24

3/16" (5MM) Diameter x 1/16" (2MM) Thickness, weight 0.3 grams. Item M-24 Price: $0.15

ROUND MAGNETS

Moses Magnet M04

1/4" (6MM) Diameter x 1/32" (1MM) Thickness, weight 0.21 grams. Item M-04 Price: $0.34

Moses Magnet M09

1/4" (6MM) Diameter x 3/64" (1.5MM) Thickness, weight 0.33 grams. Item M-09 Price: $0.25

Moses Magnet M10

5/16" (8MM) Diameter x 1/32" (1MM) Thickness, weight 0.31 grams. Item M-10 Price: $0.25

ROUND MAGNETS

Moses Magnet M25

5/16" (8MM) Diameter x 3/64" (1.5MM) Thickness, weight 0.5 grams. Item M-25 Price: $0.20

Moses Magnet M26

5/16" (8MM) Diameter x 1/16" (2MM) Thickness, weight 0.7 grams. Item M-26 Price: $0.35

Moses Magnet M11

3/8" (10MM) Diameter x 1/32" (1MM) Thickness, weight 0.45 grams. Item M-11 Price: $0.35

ROUND MAGNETS

Moses Magnet M27

3/8" (10MM) Diameter x 3/64" (1.5MM) Thickness, weight 0.8 grams. Item M-27 Price: $0.35

Moses Magnet M13

3/8" (10MM) Diameter x 1/16" (2MM) Thickness, weight 1.17 grams. Item M-13 Price: $0.40

Moses Magnet M20

7/16" (11MM) Diameter x 1/32" (1MM) Thickness, weight 0.75 grams. Item M-20 Price: $0.70

ROUND MAGNETS

Moses Magnet M28

1/2" (12MM) Diameter x 1/32" (1MM) Thickness, weight 0.8 grams. Item M-28 Price: $0.30

Moses Magnet M29

1/2" (12MM) Diameter x 1/16" (2MM) Thickness, weight 1.5 grams. Item M-29 Price: $0.45

Moses Magnet M30

5/8" (15MM) Diameter x 1/32" (1MM) Thickness, weight 1.5 grams. Item M-30 Price: $0.45

RECTANGULAR MAGNETS

Moses Magnet M21

3/16" (5MM) L x 3/16" (5MM) W x 1/32" (1MM) Thickness, weight 0.135 grams. Item M-21 Price: $0.40

Moses Magnet M01

3/16" (5MM) L x 3/16" (5MM) W x 1/16" (2MM) Thickness, weight 0.3 grams. Item M-01 Price: $0.59

Moses Magnet M05

1/4" (6MM) L x 1/8" (3MM) W x 1/32" (1MM) Thickness, weight 0.14 grams. Item M-05 Price: $0.42

RECTANGULAR MAGNETS

Moses Magnet M33

5/16" (8MM) L x 1/8" (3MM) W x 1/16" (2MM) Thickness, weight 0.3 grams. Item M-33 Price: $0.33

Moses Magnet M12

3/8" (10MM) L x 3/16" (5MM) W x 1/32" (1MM) Thickness, weight 0.31 grams. Item M-12 Price: $0.50

RECTANGULAR MAGNETS

Moses Magnet M32

3/8" (10MM) L x 3/16" (5MM) W x 1/16" (2MM) Thickness, weight 0.6 grams. Item M-32 Price: $0.56

Moses Magnet M34

3/8" (10MM) L x 3/16" (5MM) W x 1/8" (3MM) Thickness. Item M-34 Price: $0.40

Moses Magnet M15

1/2" (12MM) L x 1/8" (3MM) W x 1/16" (2MM) Thickness, weight 0.48 grams. Item M-15 Price: $0.52

RECTANGULAR MAGNETS

Moses Magnet M14

1/2" (12MM) L x 1/4" (6MM) W x 1/16" (2MM) Thickness, weight 0.96 grams. Item M-14 Price: $0.88

Moses Magnet M31

5/8" (15MM) L x 1/4" (6.5MM) W X 1/16" (2MM) Thickness, weight 1.2 grams. Item M-31 Price: $0.64

Music Wire

Music Wire

.015" (1/64") x 18" Music Wire Price: $1.75

.020" x 18" Music Wire Price: $1.50

.025" x 18" Music Wire Price: $1.25


1/32" x 18" Music Wire

Price: $0.82 (package of 1)

Price: $2.46 (package of 4) save 25%

Price: $4.92 (package of 12) save 50%

Music Wire

3/64" x 18" Music Wire

Price: $0.84 (package of 1)

Price: $2.52 (package of 4) save 25%

Price: $5.04 (package of 12) save 50%


1/16" x 18" Music Wire

Price: $0.89 (package of 1)

Price: $2.67 (package of 4) save 25%

Price: $5.34 (package of 12) save 50%

Music Wire

3/32" x 18" Music Wire

Price: $1.49 (package of 1)

Price: $4.47 (package of 4) save 25%

Price: $8.94 (package of 12) save 50%


1/8" x 18" Music Wire

Price: $1.99 (package of 1)

Price: $5.97 (package of 4) save 25%

Price: $11.94 (package of 12) save 50%

Plastic Wheels

3/4" Red Solid Plastic Wheels

3/4" red plastic wheels fit our 1/32" music wire. Price: $0.89 pair

3/4" black plastic EB wheels

3/4" open-back black plastic E-B wheels. These light weight but strong wheels are perfect for competitive flying. Fits our 1/32" music wire. Price: $0.99 pair

1" black plastic EB wheels

1" open-back black plastic E-B wheels. Light weight but strong wheels for competitive flying. Fits our 1/32" music wire. Price: $1.39 pair

Plastic Wheel Halves

1" and 1 1/2" black plastic wheel halves

Our 1" and 1 1/2" black plastic wheels come in halves that you fit together. The 2 sizes look the same except for the difference in diameter. A pair of wheels comes as 4 halves.

1" wheels fit our 1/32" music wire. Price: $1.35 pair
1 1/2" wheels fit our 1/16" music wire. Price: $1.85 pair

Plastic Wheel Halves

1 3/4" black plastic wheel halves

1 3/4" black plastic wheels fit our 3/64" music wire. These wheels come in halves which snap together to form a whole wheel. A pair of wheels comes as 4 halves. Price: $2.25 pair

2" black plastic wheel halves

2" black plastic wheels fit our 3/64" music wire. These wheels come in halves which snap together to form a whole wheel. A pair of wheels comes as 4 halves. Price: $2.49 pair

Vacuum Molded 2" Plastic Wheels 2" Wheels

2" Vacuum Molded Wheels

Manufactured from light weight styrene ready to paint, specifically designed for rubber powered aircraft. Wheel halves are in pairs, designed with a recessed edge that slips one half inside the other to create a strong overlapping joint. Glue using Jet INSTANT or balsa cement. Make your own hole for the axle to fit whatever diameter music wire you need. Finished weight = 1.8 grams/wheel on average. 4 halves/pair. Price: $2.75 pair

Winder for Rubber Motors

Winder

Made by KP in the United Kingdom. You can choose from 15:1 or 10:1 gearing. They look the same on the outside but the gearing on the inside determines the number of winds on the rubber motor for each turn of the crank. The 15:1 winder is best suited for indoor flying and smaller models. The 10:1 winder is recommended for outdoor flying in general, and is obviously the easier one for calculating number of winds.

15:1 winder Price: $24.00

10:1 winder Price: $24.00
31 feet tall Telescoping Pole Telescoping Pole 31' Telescoping Pole 31'

Telescoping Pole

Know which way to launch your plane before you fly outdoors by setting up this 31 foot telescoping fiberglass pole. The pole extends easily without the use of tools and is made of durable fiberglass. Can also be used for nudging planes out of trees. Collapses to 46 inches. Price: $85.00

Screws, Nuts, & Bolts

#2-56 Brass Threaded Couplers

#2-56 Brass Threaded Couplers. Item B315 - 6 per pack.

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#2-56 Hex Nuts

#2-56 Hex Nuts. These nuts fit #2-56 bolts. Item B313 - 12 per pack.

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Screws, Nuts, & Bolts

 #2-56 Washers

These washers fit #2-56 bolts. Item B316 - 12 per pack.

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#2-56 x 3/8" Slotted Round Head Bolt

#2-56 x 3/8" Slotted Round Head Bolt. Item B310 - 12 per pack.

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Screws, Nuts, & Bolts

#2-56 x 1/2" Slotted Round Head Bolt

#2-56 x 1/2" Slotted Round Head Bolt. Item B307 - 12 per pack.

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#2-56 x 5/8" Slotted Round Head Bolt

#2-56 x 5/8" Slotted Round Head Bolt. Item B309 - 12 per pack.

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Screws, Nuts, & Bolts

#2-56 x 1" Slotted Round Head Bolt

#2-56 x 1" Slotted Round Head Bolt. Item B306 - 12 per pack.

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#4-40 Hex Nuts

#4-40 Hex Nuts. These nuts fit #4-40 bolts. Item B312 - 12 per pack.

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Screws, Nuts, & Bolts

#4-40 x 1/2" Slotted Round Head Bolt

#4-40 x 1/2" Slotted Round Head Bolt. Item B308 - 12 per pack.

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#4-40 x 3/4" Slotted Round Head Bolt

#4-40 x 3/4" Slotted Round Head Bolt. Item B311 - 12 per pack.

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Screws, Nuts, & Bolts

#4-40 x 1" Slotted Round Head Bolt

#4-40 x 1" Slotted Round Head Bolt. Item B305 - 12 per pack.

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#2 x 3/8" Sheet Metal Screws

#2 x 3/8" Sheet Metal Screws. Item B318 - 12 per pack.

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Screws, Nuts, & Bolts

#2 x 1/2" Sheet Metal Screws

#2 x 1/2" Sheet Metal Screws. Item B317 - 12 per pack.

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#4 x 1/2" Sheet Metal Screws

#4 x 1/2" Sheet Metal Screws. Item B319 - 12 per pack.

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Screws, Nuts, & Bolts

#6 x 3/4″ Sheet Metal Screws

#6 x 3/4″ Sheet Metal Screws. Item B314 - 12 per pack.

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Control Horns

Control Horns

Control Horns 0.4 grams each. 12 pack Price: $4.50


NoCal Propeller Shaft Holders

NoCal Propeller Shaft Holders

NoCal Propeller Shaft Holders with .015" hole. 8 pack Price: $4.50

Easy Hinges

Easy Hinges

Easy Hinges solve the problem of hinging control surfaces. They are made of incredibly strong material that will hold up to the most severe punishment that an avid R/C flyer can give to his aircraft. These hinges are more than adequate in both size and strength for all aircraft through quarter scale. Do not let the small size fool you. The word ‘easy’ in Easy Hinges means just that, simple to install! 12 pack Price: $2.49

 

07/19/17 01:23 AM (EDT)