This is a 4GB USB with a 2.0 connection. Additional features are the cockpit lighting up in blue when plugged in and the nosewheel can be pulled out o...
I had two of the same boring model aeroplanes and, while I don't usually cut up any models, I have better ones to take up the space of this pointless one on the shelf. The aircraft has played no significant role in history and is not a very good looking one. The cockpit, however, looks Hi-tech enough to be reused. I thought it was time for me to make something a little more practical, so this is what I did . . .
Step 1: Cut away what will not be used
Mark where the model will be cut, then start to make small grooves with a file or blade along this line so that whatever you cut it with doesn't slip and cut something which should not be cut. Always cut off a little more than is needed so that it can be more neatly trimmed/filed at a later point.
Step 2: Make space for the USB inside the fuselage
There isn't enough space for a USB to be glued is as is, so adjustments will have to be made. For this step, I use a soldering iron, a hand-operated grinding wheel (with an angle grinder disk attatched for finer detail on small objects) and a small blade (like a scalpel) to push and cut away plastic from the sides for the circuit board to fit inside. I also grind the circuit board edges away a little for an easier fit.(I DO NOT RECOMMEND GRINDING AWAY FROM A USB UNTIL IT FITS, I only ground about 1 mm off and wouldn't dare go further because the USB may be rendered useless.)
Bio:I have always loved the feeling of finishing the construction of an object and if I don't have something I need or want I usually give it a go to build it from what I have. Usually though, I look at a...read more »