Remove Before Flight Steel

Published: February 9th, 2017     
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Product packaging
Reviewed by: 
Floyd S. Werner, Jr., IPMS# 26266
Scale: 1:32
Company: Eduard
Price: $10.95
Product / Stock #: 32886

Every type of aircraft that has an ejection seat or explosive cartridges has a safety item that can be removed to make them safe to be around. That item is a Remove Before Flight safety pin. Every pin has a red tag attached to it so it can be removed before flight. Funny how that works.

Eduard has offered Remove Before Flight tags before in their normal line. They worked but they were very stiff. These new tags are much thinner and can be bent much more realistically.

Inside the usual Eduard packaging is one colored fret with coloring on both sides. The printed "Remove Before Flight" is only on one side. One set has some printing on the other side. The printing is crisp and looks great.

You will have to make the chords from wire. But that makes it easy to adjust the length of the flags.

If there is a downside to this set, it is that there are only a few of each type of tag. There are three No.1 style, three No.2 style, three No.3s, only two style 4, and three of style 5. Depending on your modeling subject you may need multiple sets.

The Remove Before Flight are essential to 'finish' off your model airplane or helicopter. The new STEEL tags are much more malleable than previous offerings. I would have liked to have a whole set of one type but that is a personal preference. These are a great addition to your model.

Highly recommended

Thanks to Eduard and IPMS/USA for the review copy. You can obtain your copy by contacting Eduard at or your local hobby shop or online retailer.

  • Manufacturer's image
    Manufacturer's image
  • Instructions and contents of package
    Instructions and contents of package
  • Front of safety pin
    Front of safety pin
  • Back of safety pin
    Back of safety pin
  • Rear of RBF tags, showing that several have printing on the back
    Rear of RBF tags, showing that several have printing on the back