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Old 01-30-2016, 06:26 PM
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What would be a good glue for balsa, Elmer's white glue, Elmer's Carpenter wood glue or contact cement by bazic. I am building a guillows rubber power flying model 500 series stuka.
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And the model will be flying
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Go to your local hobby shop and ask for Medium CA glue. He can tell you how to use it.

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Originally Posted by thenewguy101 View Post
What would be a good glue for balsa, Elmer's white glue, Elmer's Carpenter wood glue or contact cement by bazic. I am building a guillows rubber power flying model 500 series stuka.
I just built my first balsa "kit" model and I used thin CA. The parts were pretty small in some cases, and the glue worked great. I think medium CA would have worked better for some of the parts as well. Some of the balsa pieces sucked in the thin CA before I could get the parts connected and bound, so I had to use more. The medium viscosity would have been better, it's actually what I use on my foam planes. Good luck!
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New guy i build all mine with Tight bond carpenters glue ,sure its slower than ca but its real hard to sand ca without taking half the balsa away while doing so. Tightbond will give you a strong joint and sand easy plus last forever . BTW its cheaper too! lol joe
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Old 01-31-2016, 07:13 AM
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Will this work as well as smaller planes, indoor/rubber band ones too?
Old 01-31-2016, 07:20 AM
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I use Duco or sigment on 36"span and under, depends on what is available. I would use ambroid , but can't find it here. I have used Deluxe products with good results. I just can't control ca like I used too.
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TiteBond makes a CA for wood. I've used it to build wood nitro powered race boats. They have held up very well racing & getting beat up by rough water at 60mph. It can be found at Lowes or Home Depot.
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i will look for some ,just because i build mostly with slow drying tight bond carpenters glue i do use CA for some areas and epoxy around motor mounts and wing mounting areas / landing gear mounts. Flying sea planes who needs landing gear ! lmao joe
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I use all of the above in different places for different applications, but Sig has a new glue out called "Liquid Resin" that I am going to try. Tite Bond has been my go-to adhesive in the past, but lately I have been using a lot more medium CA for building. Still love the smell of Ambroid in the morning.
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Originally Posted by JollyPopper View Post
I use all of the above in different places for different applications, but Sig has a new glue out called "Liquid Resin" that I am going to try. Tite Bond has been my go-to adhesive in the past, but lately I have been using a lot more medium CA for building. Still love the smell of Ambroid in the morning.
Ambooid was fazing out when i got into the hobby and ca was the thing to use until i tried using tight bond carpenters glue . I was a carpenter for 30 years so its a good fit . Iam not affraid to try new glues tho and picked up building with foam a few years ago so i use white foaming Gorrila glue for my foam builds . joe
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Originally Posted by joebahl View Post
Ambooid was fazing out when i got into the hobby and ca was the thing to use until i tried using tight bond carpenters glue . I was a carpenter for 30 years so its a good fit . Iam not affraid to try new glues tho and picked up building with foam a few years ago so i use white foaming Gorrila glue for my foam builds . joe
LOVE that first plane...man that is funky! I might have asked before, is that a one off or some type of Mud Duck variant?

I've been tinkering more with foam and foamboard, I use FOAMTAC almost exclusively now. A bit on the pricey side but I love the flexibility (literally and figuratively)
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Its a desighn from Germany and its called a slowly lol after flying it you can see why . Here are vidios and free plans . enjoy ! joe http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...0#post22098736
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Fantastic...thanks!
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Fantastic...thanks!
Anytime ,i built 6 of them for my grandkids and you should see them running into each other with them . There are antique floats for it also but i refuse to take my grandkids by any form of water . lmao joe

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double post ,sorry ! this site has more problems than a pregnant nun .

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Anytime ,i built 6 of them for my grandkids and you should see them running into each other with them . There are antique floats for it also but i refuse to take my grandkids by any form of water . lmao joe
I'm already thinking about pylon racing 4-6 of these at our electric event this year.
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I'm already thinking about pylon racing 4-6 of these at our electric event this year.
Indoor pylon flying for winter joe http://www.rcmovie.de/video/3fbbaaaa...3e5/Juergen-Be

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Originally Posted by joebahl View Post
New guy i build all mine with Tight bond carpenters glue ,sure its slower than ca but its real hard to sand ca without taking half the balsa away while doing so. Tightbond will give you a strong joint and sand easy plus last forever . BTW its cheaper too! lol joe
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You build some beautiful models, and you are much younger than I imagined !
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Joe

You build some beautiful models, and you are much younger than I imagined !
Thanks Tom ,i watch your cool builds and try and pick up some of your great building tricks . I hide in the weeds and dont post much tho :-) lol I just turned 60 but still feel like a teen in my mind only .lol joe
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Second the vote on Aliphatic, water based carpenter glue. Franklin Titebond, buy it at any hardware home store. The secret is preglue as per below

My recommendation is to precoat the glue surfaces with a thinned coat first, let it dry, sand off the fuzz, hit it with a full strength coat and then adhere with some pins or clamping. I thin the precoat 50% with water, some thin with rubbing (isopropyl) alcohol. I'm convinced the thinned precoat sinks into the wood & really help the grab of the final coat. I use little paint brushes to apply glue. The joint strength rivals epoxy, its low cost & non-toxic. Its also lighter than epoxy & I think also lighter than CA. The Titebond precoat dries fairly quickly & seems to quicken the final assembly full coat dry time.

My oldest flyer is a Midwest TriSquire built in 1979 , that still flies as the day it was new. I used Pica Gluit whch was a quick dry version of these aliphatic type of glue but is no longer available.
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Thanks Tom ,i watch your cool builds and try and pick up some of your great building tricks . I hide in the weeds and dont post much tho :-) lol I just turned 60 but still feel like a teen in my mind only .lol joe
You mean that it wasn't you in that pic ???
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You mean that it wasn't you in that pic ???
Ha Ha no thats my 13 year old lazer cutter . he was not real good at first but he can cut parts from a plan really well now . He is the last lazer cutter of his kind iam done making them. lol joe

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