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Old Nov 19, 2012, 07:46 PM
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Why do you need to glue the wing together?? It wont add strength. If you really want to tho..

Line the wing saddle with masking tape. Use 5 min epoxy or something similar. Apply the glue, with the spar!!! Mount the wing on the plane as if you're about to fly. Wipe away excess glue. It should come away from the fus cleanly.

Easiest way I can think of.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 10:34 PM
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Why do you need to glue the wing together?? It wont add strength. If you really want to tho..

Line the wing saddle with masking tape. Use 5 min epoxy or something similar. Apply the glue, with the spar!!! Mount the wing on the plane as if you're about to fly. Wipe away excess glue. It should come away from the fus cleanly.

Easiest way I can think of.
Along with this before you get started, use a nail or something sharp to make some puncture holes on each wings area you intend to glue, without doing this it won't have much to grab hold of but using this method enables the epoxy or glue to seep into the wings and have more of a physical hold than just a chemical bond.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 11:37 PM
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But really there's no need to glue the halves together structurally speaking. The fus holds the wings together in-flight. I have mine spot glued with CA, and some tape on the bottom and leading edge. This was to keep the halves together as I have one wire going to both sides of the wing for the servos
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 01:41 AM
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Use 5 min epoxy or something similar.
Epoxy doesn't hold to epo.
CA works, PU (Polyurethane wood glue) is best because it remains flexible and expands to fill gaps in the foam but its slow curing and messy. Get it in white if you can
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 05:59 AM
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Epoxy doesn't hold to epo.
CA works, PU (Polyurethane wood glue) is best because it remains flexible and expands to fill gaps in the foam but its slow curing and messy. Get it in white if you can
+1 on the PU glue, and deffinately use my earlier tip if going with PU!
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 07:07 AM
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I heard the white PU was has less adhesive force than the brown ? Was I mislead ?
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 11:58 AM
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I heard the white PU was has less adhesive force than the brown ? Was I mislead ?
I only recommended the white from an aesthetic viewpoint... No idea if its any weaker
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 08:04 PM
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Hey guies,
Im a noob and need some help with my video system. I created a video to display the problem im having.

FPV video issues 1.3G transmitter and receiver form BEVRC (2 min 16 sec)
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 08:28 PM
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Why you guys care about glue color ?? most of you fly FPV ..so screw how the Skywalker looks like...important is it should fly as best as possible.I just glue pine wood rod along tail using gorilla glue and laminate "middle section of my wings" as I keep them together glued because fit VTX and receiver on wingtips. Best option for FPV ,keep them away as possible.
Don't care about look ,already got like 6 flights done..dirty as s...t..but flying nicely.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 09:01 PM
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I only recommended the white from an aesthetic viewpoint... No idea if its any weaker
I've noticed that the white dries a little softer than the yellow, which is rock hard. The white might be a little weaker, but if done properly, not by much. But again, the wing joint sees NO LOAD. lol.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 09:17 PM
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Here is my Skywalker, Just showing it up,

I like the Idea of Just plain but I need it some simple orientation,
I am running eagle Tree system, I am really happy with both products, Eagle tree is phenomenal, but i had a hard time trying to undertand the product, and still there are some areas that i am still asking questions bout it,
so here it is and thank you for looking at it

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Old Nov 20, 2012, 09:21 PM
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Hey guies,
Im a noob and need some help with my video system. I created a video to display the problem im having.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEUzmhQYVWo
Are you using the stock antennas? or you made ones?
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 10:37 PM
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to answer a few more questions I have received about my problem:
Are they stock antennas?....Yes

Have you checked your battery voltages?...yes it is fully charged. Also I have powered with another adapter, but the problem continues.

Also was suggested to use my camera, but I do not have my camera in yet and am limited to common device such as a dvd player to test video out.

Thanks for all your help guys...keep the suggestions coming
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 10:53 PM
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to answer a few more questions I have received about my problem:
Are they stock antennas?....Yes

Have you checked your battery voltages?...yes it is fully charged. Also I have powered with another adapter, but the problem continues.

Also was suggested to use my camera, but I do not have my camera in yet and am limited to common device such as a dvd player to test video out.

Thanks for all your help guys...keep the suggestions coming
This might sounds extremely weird, but have you tried to change Chanel's?
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 10:58 PM
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to answer a few more questions I have received about my problem:
Are they stock antennas?....Yes

Have you checked your battery voltages?...yes it is fully charged. Also I have powered with another adapter, but the problem continues.

Also was suggested to use my camera, but I do not have my camera in yet and am limited to common device such as a dvd player to test video out.

Thanks for all your help guys...keep the suggestions coming
It looks like the channels are not synced between the Rx & Tx, so could be faulty unit or just need to have the frequency fine tuned to each other. Not sure if they are user adjustable.!
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