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11-03-2013 09:09 PM  5 years agoPost 21
GyroFreak

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If you have a smooth floor, get down on your hands & knees dim the room lights, and use a flash light shinning along (parallel to the surface) the floor. Makes parts very easy to see. Won't work for carpet.
To keep parts from rolling or bouncing off the table work surface, lay a clean light colored large terry cloth towel down before starting work. Nothing bounces or rolls and it is easy to spot small parts that you dropped.

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11-03-2013 09:39 PM  5 years agoPost 22
BENTDABOOM

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I like the build on the floor idea, only problem is doubt if I could get up again

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11-03-2013 11:26 PM  5 years agoPost 23
Retired2011

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I like the flubber idea.

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11-04-2013 12:30 AM  5 years agoPost 24
Flying Brian

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I use a magnet to find the important pieces that fall into the depths of shagg carpert

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11-04-2013 01:49 AM  5 years agoPost 25
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11-04-2013 05:23 AM  5 years agoPost 26
marked23

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Lynnwood, WA

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I got rid of the carpet and installed laminate flooring. Now I can hear the parts bounce and I know which way they went. It's worked well a bunch of times.

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11-04-2013 04:23 PM  5 years agoPost 27
Rodney Kirstine

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I use this. It's freaking sweet.

http://www.fblrotors.com/FBLROTORS-...TION_p_578.html

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11-04-2013 07:20 PM  5 years agoPost 28
BENTDABOOM

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amazing, anytime they use the word "heli" on anything the price goes up but ya that's a good one except when parts get airborne

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11-04-2013 07:33 PM  5 years agoPost 29
Andy from Sandy

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Valve spring keepers can jump 1000 times their height.
Many years ago I was rebuilding a car engine and my grand father told me to hit the tops of the valves with a mallet to check that the collets/keepers/retainers were in properly...Bang. I never did find the one that went flying. lol.

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11-04-2013 07:38 PM  5 years agoPost 30
Rodney Kirstine

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Actually, there is some pretty good thought in the design. It's really thick and it's definitely going to last a long time. It has built-in trays where you can lay parts/tools as you work. The pattern on face of it actually helps when parts hit to redirect them at an angle instead of straight back up. As for cost... If you look at the cost of this versus the cost of some of the "pit towels" it's a pretty good value. Those towels average about $25.

You're right, though, that none of that helps in the flying c-clip scenario!

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11-04-2013 07:39 PM  5 years agoPost 31
fenderstrat

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I've always wondered how the tiniest of parts get enough enertia to fly 20ft away or into the next room.You would think something like the nut for the jesus bolt or a link for a 450 could only go so far, unless you are actually throwing it.But, this particular law of physics seems to go out the door with heli building/parts.

Oh, having baseboards on 2 walls of the building area almost insures the parts are going underneath and in.Cant count the number of times I have pulled the baseboards apart looking for parts

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11-04-2013 08:50 PM  5 years agoPost 32
honda411

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its my own fault for building and working on my helis in the stove top. Well each of the sides have a 1/4-1/2 gap and the parts find themselves between the two.
Or they bounce to the ground, bounce off your feet and under the cabinets or stove or refrigerator.

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11-04-2013 09:00 PM  5 years agoPost 33
cabeng

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i use a magnetic mat over my workbench , no bounces , everything just sticks

http://www.maizey.co.za/signage-mat...c-sheeting.html

cheap and works a treat , any signage shop will have it

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11-04-2013 09:57 PM  5 years agoPost 34
Andy from Sandy

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When I was alot younger it was great fun to magnetise screwdrivers and the like. Sometimes now I find it annoying and sometimes useful. I could see me getting annoyed if after I left my tools on the table they all became magnetised.

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11-04-2013 10:33 PM  5 years agoPost 35
Retired2011

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Lee's Summit, MO

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I was wondering if those magnetic sheets would be powerful enough to work if it was under one of those FBLROTORS mats.
It seems to me that mat would be perfect it it were magnetic.

Chet

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11-04-2013 11:22 PM  5 years agoPost 36
rcflyerheli

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Granbury, TX USA

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When we built our house, I had a solid light brown indoor/outdoor carper installed in my shop area, and I was constantly losing small parts. I installed the carper thinking it would absorb the 'bounce', as I can't lean over a desk or work bench because of a bum disk in my back, but if I dropped something small, it was amazing how far it COULD bounce.

I was getting some extra wear where I keep my chair at the desk, and decided to put one of those heavy clear vinyl secretary rolling mats under the chair. Suddenly, the most amazing thing started happening, small parts didn't bounce nearly as far. Most of them stay within about 6 or 8 inches from where they hit.

I can't really explain it, but the only thing I can come up with is that most everything I do drop is a washer or a small screw, and when it hits the mat, there isn't much coefficient of friction, so the edges just slip rather than catching and flinging the part into never-never-land. I won't say I don't ever have anything go somewhere else, but most things don't.

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11-05-2013 02:09 AM  5 years agoPost 37
honda411

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was wondering if those magnetic sheets would be powerful enough to work if it was under one of those FBLROTORS mats.
It seems to me that mat would be perfect it it were magnetic.
Could probably get one thats even a little bigger than the mat. So if it even rolls off it will hit the magnet directly. I wouldnt think the magnet would be strong enough to be useful through the mat.

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11-05-2013 02:18 AM  5 years agoPost 38
Retired2011

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Lee's Summit, MO

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I wouldnt think the magnet would be strong enough to be useful through the mat.
That's kinda what I thought.

Sounds like things don't bounce off of those mats much anyway...maybe I'll give one a try.

Chet

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11-05-2013 12:33 PM  5 years agoPost 39
chicagoslick

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Indiana, USA

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I use those solid plastic mats on a carpeted floor. This allows my chair to move easily and parts rarely go far. Also, when something does fall I just have my daughter get on the floor and find it...

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