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Old Mar 30, 2012, 10:24 PM
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Maybe my advantage as I know the process. UHU Por or Welders and the hinges stay strong and light.
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Old Mar 30, 2012, 10:28 PM
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I prefer Foam Tac, but I've never used either as a hinge. Hot glue is out of the question since it normally doesn't look to good when completed. I had some Welders so I'll test that with the Foam Tac to see which one makes a better hinge.
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Old Mar 31, 2012, 02:15 AM
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. This is a case where a picture is worth a thousand words.
So is a video worth 10,000 words?

How to Cut a 45 bevel and make a tape hinge (4 min 28 sec)

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Old Mar 31, 2012, 02:17 AM
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So is a video worth 10,000 words?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJZ4H9dCWHc
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Everyone knows that a video is worth a 1,000,000 words! You must be a noob.
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Old Apr 01, 2012, 01:11 AM
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Is that American '000's or UK?
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Old Apr 25, 2012, 03:53 PM
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Thanks for the video. Being new at this foamie thing I need all the help I can get. How about glued hinges? I've tried them with Welders and some glue I got from rcfoam.com called ultimate rc foam glue, pretty good glue. Not sure if its as good as Welders but when they both have a chance to dry properly I'll find out. Thanks again for the video.

Tom

Update: the rcfoam.com glue makes a very strong hinge. I'm doing another test just to confirm it but it seems to work great.
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Old Apr 25, 2012, 07:57 PM
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Two things:

1. This is a scratchbuilt thread not a place to advertise SDSHOBBY.NET product airplane kits
2. Stay on topic.
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Old Apr 26, 2012, 09:33 AM
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The test results are in. They both make excelent hinge joints. I'm amazed at how strong these glue hinges are. I like the ultimate rc foam glue over the welders, not because its stronger but I just like the bottle it comes in.

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Old Apr 26, 2012, 11:21 AM
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Yes the bottle score major brownie points.
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Old Apr 26, 2012, 11:26 AM
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Goto home depot, buy .5" thick foamular, build a plane out of it. The sheets are strong, strong foam and build
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Goto home depot, buy .5" thick foamular, build a plane out of it. The sheets are strong, strong foam and build
Are you serious?
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Old Apr 28, 2012, 11:37 PM
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I'm looking for another source for EPP. I usually buy from rcfoam.com same place I got the ultimate rc foam glue. Where else can I look? Price is not the question I just like fast shipping. Good products and fast shipping. Thanks all.

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Old Apr 28, 2012, 11:44 PM
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you can try http://wmparkflyers.com/foam.aspx they are closer to you so it should save on shipping time.
http://www.rcskyflyer.com/ is great too but he ships from california so it may take a bit longer.
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Old Apr 29, 2012, 05:21 AM
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www.RCSKYFLYER.com has my vote.
I build a lot of one off scratch-built planes using several different sizes of foam on each plane and RCSF is the only supplier that I have found that offers large 24'x36' sheets in several thicknesses.
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