Any tools or materials used or employed in building a model.
- Balsa: The traditional model aircraft material.
- Composites: The expert's choice - glass, carbon or kevlar threads and cloth, held together with epoxy (or other) resins, often over a balsa or foam former. This can give the strongest, lightest structures, and some of the techniques are suprisingly easy.
- Weights and densities of materials and components
- Wire sizes, weight and resistance
(working title only) How to convert Plans into parts.
Techniques for building and assembling the airframe.
Surface preparation, sanding, filling, covering and/or painting.
Mounting the running hardware including motor, radio gear, batteries, hinging control sufaces, fabricating pushrods etc.