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Old Nov 01, 2006, 01:59 PM
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Who is UHU?

I just received my Ikarus Pitts flatout and perused the multi-national instructions. What type of adhesive is "UHU por"? What is the American equivilent?

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Old Nov 01, 2006, 02:25 PM
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UHU is a (originally British) kids / craft glue - macaroni pictures spring to mind. Not strong, not waterproof, best avoided. Use your choice of good glue instead.
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Old Nov 01, 2006, 02:58 PM
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You can get the UHU line, including "UHU por" (styrofoam contact adhesive) at Hobby Lobby in the US -
http://www.hobby-lobby.com/adhesive.htm

The UHU line of glues originates from Germany actually - see www.uhu.de

Thomas
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Old Nov 01, 2006, 03:13 PM
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It's a contact glue for foam. German name is "UHU por". In the US it's called "UHU Creative for Styrofoam, Film & Foils". You can buy it at the craft store:
http://www.michaels.com/art/online/d...323&channelid=

I have never used it. Some say its like the glue that comes with the GWS kits. I don't think it shoud be avoided. People love the stuff. Do a search or ask in the foamy section. This is the recommended glue for all the parkjets (check out the pusher jet forum).

-Kwok
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Old Nov 01, 2006, 03:32 PM
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I always assumed it was a Swiss or German brand...its no particular glue..UHU make all sorts of DIY and craft/hobby glues.
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Old Nov 02, 2006, 02:53 AM
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UHU is the brand name. They do make many adhesives but "UHU por" is the particular glue made by them for contact bonding polystyrene foams. It's about the best glue I know for that purpose. I actually slightly prefer the Lepidlo glue that comes with Flying Styro kits, but that's even harder to find normally.

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Old Nov 02, 2006, 08:21 AM
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The UHU line of glues originates from Germany actually - see www.uhu.de

Thomas

Jah, Herr Goering, ve hav invented zis glue vich ve vill sell to ze English - in very small tubes at very high prices, naturlich, to glue zer vooden Mosquito fighters togezer mit. Ze first time it rains, und it is always raining in England, jah?, ze airplanes vill fall apart und crash into der sea!
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Old Nov 18, 2006, 06:47 AM
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Jah,
und ve could well uze eet, ze plane now in ze wasser, as ein "Unterseeboot" - like diese onez ve lost in zee Eins World War..... or vas it ze Swie ???!!! hehe

regards, its best to use them glues for what they are rightly meant for !!

happy landings !!

Sam..
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Old Nov 18, 2006, 01:15 PM
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Love the stuff.

I love UHU glue and I've used it to apply lightweight coverings such as Japanese tissue or Litespan. I just smear the glue all over the airframe, slap down the covering and pull it tight, which is easy since the glue hasn't dried yet. When dry, I hit it with a spray bottle or a heat gun and you're done.

You can get purple UHU that dries clear. This is great to see where you still need some stickem.

Just don't fly the model in the rain.

Eric
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