Control Lines and Handles

As you know, when building a model, there are many areas of concern. First of all, of course, is the model kit. Other considerations are the selection of fuel tanks, internal and external control hardware, covering materials, and finishing materials. If a custom design is desired or there are any particular questions, contact BJM using the info on the right of this page.

This page details the external hardware necessary to control the plane. This includes control lines, handles,and connectors.

The following table describes guideline relationships between wire sizes, engine sizes, and wire length.


Wire Size   Engine Displacement   Line Length


   .008                     .049                            35'

   .008                     .074                            52'

   .012                     .09                              52'

   .015                     .19                              52'

   .015                     .29                              60'

   .015                     .35                              60'

   .018                     .40                              60'

   .018                     .49                              70'

   .021                     .60                              70'

   .024                     .74                              70'