"1/2 A" & "1/8 A" airplanes These are the small ones...more popular now than ever.

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Old 04-12-2003, 09:01 PM
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The Songbird is coming along OK. I papermached the foam of the nose, normally I would have glassed it, but I wanted to play with the papermache. To make the PM you just tear paper into about 1 square inch sized pieces, soak them in a mixture of white glue and water
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I built the stab and elevator. Now I'll do the fin and rudder. It's starting to look like an airplane.
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Default Lookin great.

Cannot wait to see it finished.

One question- Is that Ambroid I see on the stringers..?
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Yes, it looks messy, (is), but I love the stuff for stringers.
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I'm a big fan of Ambroid for anything that needs to be fit into position, too. And it's great for joining sheets for wing skins, it sands much more like balsa than CA.

I really do have to compliment you on the precious decorations on your workbench, lol!
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what exactly is "Ambroid", I've never even heard of it...

is it a cyanoacrylate-style glue, or aliphatic...

What's to scoop, Which "LHS" would I find it at, the local hobby shop or the local hardware store?


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Originally posted by prole
what exactly is "Ambroid", I've never even heard of it...

Wow! Your not fifty for sure.

Ambroid is what Hobby Shops used to smell like.

It's a glue, that stinks, runs, forms fillets with bubbles in them, has to be put on a couple of times for a good bond, comes in a tube that leaks or dries up on you, but takes forever to dry on your model. You can get it at Tower, and many other places.
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Yeah, all that and more! The cap never goes back on the tube right, so about half of it ends up in a puddle on your bench! Nothing quite compares with chewing it off your fingers after a long building session, lol!
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yeah, I've been using sig-ment instead of ambroid, but it works about the same. if you simply must try solvent stuff, get some duco cement at walmart or somewhere, it works about the same.
I think I use it as much for the smell as anything! it is really handy for gluing sheets, and I prefer it for sheeting over structure, like the seniorita's 1/16" sheeting over the nose framework.
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I used Sig-Ment all the time in College

hehehe...that stuff is great, and, uh...

No, I used to build a lot of Rubber Powered Tissue covered planes in my hiatus from RC in college. I really liked the Sig-Ment cuase it reminded me of being small and making plastic models in my parents basement.


oh, and I'm 25, so yeah a little less than 50...

we can still be friends though


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