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Old Feb 19, 2012, 04:49 PM
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I can see SOME places for hot glue in model airplanes. But I've yet to have to resort to using such stuff in any model I've built or repaired. It does not lend itself to precision building since the glue lines are relatively thick. And if pressed out thin the film is so thin that it cools too fast and does not get as good a deep bond as with other styles of glue.

Using it as an external "bead" adds lots of weight and very little, if any, strength.

So all in all it's a very poor choice for most styles of model aircraft building.
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