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Established in 1981, Expo Drills & Tools are expert distributors of quality Model & Hobby products.

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Best Selling Items

UG70030 Ugears Model Hurdy-Gurdy

58.99

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78040 6pc Expo Nutrunner Set

16.95

Set includes 1.5/2/2.5/3/4/5mm. Suitable for 6/8/10/12/14 & 16BA Nuts. High quality tips manufactured in chrome vanadium steel, heat ...
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79920 Expo Professional Rapid Cable Stripper

14.95

799-20 Expo Professional Rapid Cable Stripper Strips mains cable outer sheath without adjustment! Features: ...
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26090 MTroniks Viper Marine 15

27.99

260-90 Viper Marine 15 15A limit & motor short protection. Forwards & reverse. 1.0KHz Drive Frequency.Adjustable reverse ...
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AB605 Expo Super Detail Airbrush Deal

89.95

AB605 Expo Super Detail Airbrush Deal. Perfect for beginners and experienced airbrushers alike. Complete set - nothing else ...
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Hot Wire Foam and Polystyrene Cutter with Large Y Bow and Knife

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New Products

UG70138 CURVIMETER - educational mechanical model kit

15.99

UG70138 CURVIMETER - educational mechanical model kit

Model size: 4.3*3.9*1.9 in (11.5*10.3*5.7 cm)
Package size: 8.1*7.4*2.5 in (20.5*18.8*6.3 cm)

Number of components: 109
Estimated time of assembly: 1-2 hour

Assemble it with your own hands and find out how a curvimeter works.

The model kit comes with a QR-code that will forward you to the learning guide about the mechanism, the principal of its working, the main characteristics, formulas, and interesting assignments.
Dive into augmented reality and look at how the curvimeter works. Interact with the model via a special AR application from Ugears

Find out about the Curvimeter’s design and how it works

The Curvimeter – or opisometer – is a device that measures the length of curved lines and helps to calculate the distance between the points on a map more precisely than a ruler or a compass.

The mechanism has a measuring wheel, a clock face, and a hand. When the wheel moves along the line on a map that you need to measure, the hand moves around the clock face marked with measuring units – centimeters, inches, etc. All you need to do in the end is to check the map scale and to multiply your data by the denominator in the scale.

You can rely on the curvimeter when planning a hike with your friends or a family trip – it will help you to determine the distance you’d cover to get to your destination. The device is especially useful when you have no access to any electronic gadgets or the internet.
Who invented the curvimeter and when

There is no verified information about the actual inventor of the curvimeter. Some sources say the credit of its invention belongs to the Roman engineer Virtuvius, who describes a very similar device around 23 BC. Others refer to a Chinese scholar, Zhang Héng. Russian sources suggest that the curvimeter might have been invented by the polymath Mikhail Lomonosov who presumably initially called it “krivimetr”. All in all, the official first curvimeter patent belongs to the English engineer Edward Russell Morris who in 1873 registered “a novel device for measuring distances”.

Use

The Curvimeter is used to measure the length of curved lines on topographic maps, charts, schemes, and plans. It is a common tool for map-makers, tourists, and road services.

The Mechanism of the curvimeter is made of:

- Measuring wheel with main and additional scales, and a hand.
- Planetary mechanism.
- Cycloidal drive.

Ugears STEM-models are designed to suit different age groups with a special focus on learning component. The assembly of the model will be interesting and won’t take much time.

STEM-lab Construction kits come with all you need in a box, which includes:

Just like the rest of Ugear’s collections, putting STEM-lab models together is fun and comprehensive: everything you need to build, learn, and discover comes in a box. There you will find:

- Wooden details pre-cut with a precise high-tech laser in high-quality plywood boards, as well as other materials required for assembly. The models need no glue or additional instruments to build. The details come out of the board with a slight push.
- Step-by step illustrated assembly instruction manual.
- Practical lab tasks with use of your model.
- QR-code to download a pocket study guide about your model, its mechanism, principle of its working, main characteristics, physical and mechanical formulas, and fun practical tasks.
- QR-code to download AR-application. Fascinating innovation from Ugears – new drive to learn more new things!


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UG70141 NATIVITY SCENE

10.99

NATIVITY SCENE

Number of components: 59
Estimated time of assembly: 1 hour
Level: Easy

A beautifully crafted Nativity Scene model is the Ugears’ tribute to a beloved Christmas tradition. Carrying the true spirit of the most wonderful time of the year, this model is created to make your winter holiday really special.

Almost every country that celebrates Christmas has a tradition of installing a Nativity Scene: a display that features newborn Jesus in a stable with Mary, Joseph, an Angel, and the three wise men. In different places and settings the number of characters and approach to decorating the scene may vary, showing a host of angels, Shepherds, plenty of expensive décor, etc. Ugears created a humble and tender design implemented in wood that best celebrates the birth of the divine child of Joseph the Carpenter.

From a technical point of view, the Nativity Scene model is on the simpler mechanics and assembly side of the Ugears collection. We wanted the whole family, including younger children, to be able to participate and enjoy putting it together. Being a fine piece of a traditional Christmas decor, the model nevertheless has basic gear mechanism that animates certain elements of the set. To start the mechanism, manually rotate any of interconnected gears that you will see on the sides and on the top of the model. This will make the star on the roof of the barn move while at the same time rotating the gears with carved designs and animating the background of the scene.

The Nativity Scene 3-D puzzle from Ugears is made of high-grade plywood and comes with all you need for assembly: no glue or additional tools required. The details are pre-cut in the wooden boards with a precise laser and come out of their slots with a slight push – to help you with the smallest bits, there is a special tool provided with the set.

Enjoy your time with friends and family and let The Nativity Scene from Ugears add magic to your holiday.


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UG70142 MINI BUGGY

7.50

MINI BUGGY

Number of components: 80
Estimated time of assembly: 1 hour
Level: Easy

Welcome to the expanding fleet of vehicles in the amazing collection of Ugears wooden mechanical models. We would like you to meet our new little pet: the fast and fun Mini Buggy. This miniature dune buggy is ready to take you on a ride.

If you are new to the world of Ugears clever mechanisms, the Mini Buggy is one of the models you want to start with. It won’t overwhelm you with the amount of details as some of our more advanced-level models might, yet, the assembly of the Buggy is an interesting and very engaging process. Here you will need to use the color step-by-step instruction manual that comes in the box, but no glue or extra tools are required – everything you need for assembly is provided with the set.

The Mini Buggy is driven by a rubber-band motor. Due to an open style body design, you can see the movement of the gears and wheels in the working motor. Just wind it up, pull the switch in the rear side of the model and your dune buggy will dart ahead. Or not ahead: you can adjust the direction of movement of your tiny vehicle by turning its front wheels – make it run circles chasing its tail if you like! While the front wheels make your Buggy maneuverable, the back, driving, wheels also provide stability. The rear wheels are larger and have rubber-band tires that ensure better surface traction and a smoother ride.

Like all Ugears models, the Mini Buggy is made of natural fragrant plywood, the quality of which is verified by European laboratories.

If you still aren’t convinced that the Mini Buggy equals an exciting time, we’d say that only two Mini Buggies can beat how much fun you can have with this model. Why? The explanation is very simple – two Mini Buggies is a race!


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62048 WW2V20035 1/72 GERMAN SDKFZ 250 'NEU' HALFTRACK

19.95

WW2V20035 1/72 GERMAN SDKFZ 250 'NEU' HALFTRACK

Three SdKfz 250 “Neu” halftracks. Each sprues includes options to build variants SdKfz 250/7 mortar carrier, SdKfz 250/8 Stummel, SdKfz 250/9 recce, SdKfz 250/10 Pak 36 with stielgranate and eight crew figures.
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J6034 AIRFIX QUICKBUILD Ford F-150 Raptor

14.99

J6034 AIRFIX QUICKBUILD Ford F-150 Raptor

What is QUICK BUILD?

Airfix QUICK BUILD is an exciting range of brick-based models suitable as an introduction to modelling for any age of 6 and up.

The pre-coloured pieces simply push together to build an impressive model which can then be decorated with the included self-adhesive stickers. No paint or glue is needed to make these fantastic models look like the real thing, and once completed there’s no evidence of any of the brick fittings showing. When built they are tough enough to be used as toys, or smart enough to use as display models. Either will show off those great modelling skills!

Included with each model are a full set of easy-to-follow colour instructions, free-rolling wheels for cars and tanks, and display stands for all the aircraft.

Ford F-150 Raptor

Developed as a street-legal counterpart of an off-road racing vehicle, the Raptor is optimized for off-road use, with four-wheel drive, all-terrain tyres, and an upgraded suspension system. Along with widened bumpers, the Raptor is visually distinguished by its radiator grille emblem. Instead of the Ford Blue Oval, the company is spelled "FORD" in the grille (last used by Ford in 1983). This best selling vehicle in the U.S. can be constructed with the 43 pieces in this set.

Ford Motors Company Trademarks and Trade Dress used under license to Hornby Hobbies. Manufactured by Hornby Hobbies Ltd.
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A55311 Airfix Large Starter Set - McDonnell Douglas F-15A Eagle 1:72 scale

18.99

A55311 Airfix Large Starter Set - McDonnell Douglas F-15A Eagle 1:72 scale

One of the truly great combat aircraft of the post war era, the McDonnell Douglas F-15A was a single seat, all weather air superiority fighter, which at the time, was one of the most expensive military programmes in history. Designed around the fighter pilot with the intention of producing an aircraft which would allow him to dominate the battlefield, the F-15 was known as the ‘Ultimate MiG slayer’, as it provided the USAF with a fighter which was without equal in the world’s skies and became the aircraft against which all future fighter designs would be judged. Despite being in service for more than forty years, the F-15 is still a formidable combat aircraft and is even being considered for further upgrade to keep it in front line service for many years to come.


y Technical Specification & Detail
Dimensions L270 x W181
Scale 1:72
Skill 2
Flying Hours 1
Number of Parts 125
Dimensions (mm) L270 x W181
Age Suitability 8+
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