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Old 04-23-2008, 04:39 PM
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Hello, I have a SIG Kadet. I used 2 strips of lead weights to get the plane balanced.
Occassionally, the weights work loose from the plane.
Any reccomendations for securing the lead to the plane?
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clean with alcohol

then epoxy the lead directly
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Just had the same dilemma and ended up using hot glue. Only two flights on the plane but so far so good
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I use ¼” round lead cut to the length I need. I drill a clean ¼” hole in the fuselage, wing tip, etc and epoxy the lead inside. Make sure the lead is below the drill hole and cover with a piece of MonoKote.
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