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GP Spectra--Glue wing halves together?

Old 04-13-2005, 01:37 PM
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Default GP Spectra--Glue wing halves together?

Hi,

I'm finishing my Spectra and wondering whether it would be better to glue the wing halves together than just relying on the joiner and the rubber bands.

Anybody have any input please?

Thanks and regards.

Mike Ledbetter
Old 04-13-2005, 01:50 PM
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Default RE: GP Spectra--Glue wing halves together?

If you don't need to seperate the wings, epoxy the joiner in place, and clear the root ribs mating surfaces of covering, and epoxy there.
If you need to have the wings seperate, use good tape top and bottom at the joint.
Old 04-13-2005, 02:25 PM
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Default RE: GP Spectra--Glue wing halves together?

If you do not need the convienence of the wings breaking down for travel, then glueing the joiner in will make the center section stronger. It will also reinforce the joiner box which is known to come apart.

One down side is that the plane will not be as forgiving in a crash since the laminated joiner allows the wing to gracefully absorb head on impact.
Old 04-13-2005, 08:28 PM
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Default RE: GP Spectra--Glue wing halves together?

I've installed a wing rod and tube joiner in a couple of these. Could draw up the parts outlines if you are interested.
Old 04-14-2005, 12:42 PM
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Default RE: GP Spectra--Glue wing halves together?

Hi,

Thanks for the info and the very kind offer. I have decided to glue them together and hope I break the fuselage first (as usual).

SoCal, I fly in Carpinteria at the Bluffs and at the Casitas Lake RC field if you're in the area.

Regards to all.

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