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#1 tjtx

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Posted 28 December 2017 - 01:48 PM

I need some small, but STRONG magnets for a soon to start build. I'll be building an in-flight scene and really don't want holes in the aircraft. I figured some powerful magnets could do the trick. Does anyone have any recommendations on where to buy them and what type to get?

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Posted 28 December 2017 - 01:53 PM

Hobbytown USA in Lewisville, they have them in various sizes, they are used in Gundam robots.
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Posted 28 December 2017 - 01:54 PM

If you have a Michaels craft store near you they have them as well.


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Posted 28 December 2017 - 02:17 PM

you need - neodium magnets ebay is normally really good and cheap for them


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Posted 28 December 2017 - 04:06 PM

These were $13.99 at Hobbytown, 150 ea of 1/8” x 1/32”.

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Posted 28 December 2017 - 04:12 PM

Ebay.     Super cheap.  Just might not be the fastest shipping.

 

$1.06 free shipping

 

https://www.ebay.ca/...adZmGOs3H8nzATw

 

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Posted 28 December 2017 - 04:16 PM

I need a magnet strong enough to hold a Fe.2B in flight, will those neodium magnets do that?

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Posted 28 December 2017 - 04:22 PM

you can get bigger ones, but yer a couple of them would do it, you can get a 1cm one they would be perfect


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Posted 28 December 2017 - 04:38 PM

If you don't have a Hobbytown handy, you can order the same brand on homedepot.com.

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Posted 28 December 2017 - 05:54 PM

just been plating with some, if you mount 1 inside the fuselage and then 1 on the end of a stick (stand) as long as the poles match they will hold, especially if your using the bigger ones

 

ive just tested this with a 1/72 tsr2 that's on my bench its quite a big model for 1/72, i used the smaller 5mm ones and had no problems at all


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Posted 28 December 2017 - 07:32 PM

I need a magnet strong enough to hold a Fe.2B in flight, will those neodium magnets do that?


They have a bunch of sizes, the bigger 3/8 magnet can hold a lot of weight, I have a couple that could definitely hold a model. I was planning on using the small ones in making removable bombs and fuel tanks.

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Posted 28 December 2017 - 10:24 PM

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Posted 28 December 2017 - 10:56 PM

I got very small, very strong magnets at Michaels.

 

They are like little hockey pucks maybe 8mm in diameter.

They are so strong if you place one on a table top and move the other one close to it, when it is about 1.5" away the one magnet will jump through the air to attach to the other, and it is pretty hard to pull them apart.

 

I used them to mount my Bf-109 dashboard (Eduard 1/3 scale) onto a frame backing for display and that sucker is going nowhere...that was a couple years ago and it has not moved at all.


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Posted 28 December 2017 - 11:00 PM

http://www.kjmagneti...ASAAEgI4YPD_BwE


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Posted 29 December 2017 - 01:15 AM

K&J magnetics is very good for magnets.  Just be careful, don't go nuts.  Some of the magnets are so strong they'll fly right out of your hands, so moving or removing them requires a lot of force.  Just bear that in mind so you don't have an "oh, sh.." moment.  And be very careful with pairs of magnets.  Some will leave a blood blister if you get a finger trapped between them.


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