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Old Sep 07, 2011, 07:35 AM
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total newbie here, I just bought a Bixler and forgot to buy glue, can i use a hot glue gun to glue on tail, control horns etc on epp foam? as i already have one.

Sorry if it has all been asked before...
You can, yes however it weighs more than other bonding solutions. Medium CA is said to be the lightest and you could also use Foam Tac (got mine from the net) or Quick Grip from Wal Mart.



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Old Sep 07, 2011, 07:42 AM
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You can, yes however it weighs more than other bonding solutions. Medium CA is said to be the lightest and you could also use Foam Tac (got mine from the net) or Quick Grip from Wal Mart.



So the answer to my post on post number 8293 would be yes its ok?
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Old Sep 07, 2011, 07:53 AM
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So the answer to my post on post number 8293 would be yes its ok?
Yes you can. It is always a good idea to try and keep the weight down in a plane though. Thus the responses. For a few bucks you can pick up some medium CA and you will find this useful throughout your RC flying hobby - but do as you please..... hot glue will be ok as long as you don't over do it I think.

Watch out storing the plane in a hot car as it can loosen up hot glue.
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Old Sep 07, 2011, 07:56 AM
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Yes you can. It is always a good idea to try and keep the weight down in a plane though. Thus the responses. For a few bucks you can pick up some medium CA and you will find this useful throughout your RC flying hobby - but do as you please..... hot glue will be ok as long as you don't over do it I think.

Watch out storing the plane in a hot car as it can loosen up hot glue.
Oh cool i just picked up a couple of bottles of this
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...idProduct=7173

So should be all sweet?
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Old Sep 07, 2011, 08:05 AM
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Oh cool i just picked up a couple of bottles of this
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...idProduct=7173

So should be all sweet?
Haven't tried HK's CA. Let us know how it works out.
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Old Sep 07, 2011, 08:15 AM
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So the answer to my post on post number 8293 would be yes its ok?
i am in Brisbane Australia, so not sure if they are available....
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Old Sep 07, 2011, 08:42 AM
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Sorry, got you 2 guys confused
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Old Sep 07, 2011, 09:27 AM
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I tried every combination with a programming card including different timing.
Anybody have any more ideas?
I'm sure I could fly the plane with the jumpy idle. I'm concerned about eventual failure of the speed controller.
Has anyone used one with this condition?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ob1a8...layer_embedded

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Not sure if it has been mentioned but if there is a failure in one of your three motor to esc plugs or the solder has broken down the pulsing will occur. I would check these linkages for continuity.
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Old Sep 07, 2011, 11:17 AM
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... and you could also use Foam Tac (got mine from the net) or Quick Grip from Wal Mart.
By the way, JrJr....that instruction on the Foam-Tac's back label that says (after spreading on both parts) to "3. Allow surface to air dry for 10-20 minutes..." is DEFINITELY a booboo! It should say 10-20 seconds, as evidenced by its actual use.

Someone asked this before; don't remember seeing an answer then but I hadn't received mine at the time, to try. Wind blew my Bix off the table Sunday & broke off the tip of the right horiz-stab's trailing edge. Dab o' Foam-Tac = good as new, & we were flying it <10 minutes later.

I also used it to tack my Bix's extension-tube (from spray can) rudder pushrod guide to top front edge of the horiz-stab....just a 'dot' and the tube's locked in solid, with less deformation (and mess) than the DuBro rod guide would've entailed. Good stuff! Thanks for telling us about it.
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Old Sep 07, 2011, 11:24 AM
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By the way, JrJr....that instruction on the Foam-Tac's back label that says (after spreading on both parts) to "3. Allow surface to air dry for 10-20 minutes..." is DEFINITELY a booboo! It should say 10-20 seconds, as evidenced by its actual use.

Someone asked this before; don't remember seeing an answer then but I hadn't received mine at the time, to try. Wind blew my Bix off the table Sunday & broke off the tip of the right horiz-stab's trailing edge. Dab o' Foam-Tac = good as new, & we were flying it <10 minutes later. Good stuff! Thanks for telling us about it.

I never waited more than a few seconds. I apply the stuff, make contact with the 2 surfaces, pull them apart and wait maybe 5-10 seconds then put them together.

On these EPO planes I have found it works best for me if I remove the shine from the foam. There have been some instances where no glue would stick without doing that even though I cleaned with 95% Iso alcohol. Light sanding with like a 220 grit and a quick Alky wipe and its a permanent attachment every time. Breaks don't need sanding as its virgin foam with no form release on it.

Yea the foam tac is good stuff but the quick grip is just as good and can be found locally in these parts at Wally World in the craft section.
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Old Sep 07, 2011, 11:42 AM
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Not sure if it has been mentioned but if there is a failure in one of your three motor to esc plugs or the solder has broken down the pulsing will occur. I would check these linkages for continuity.
Mark
I will check to make sure I have good electrical connections.

Thanks, jim
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Watch out storing the plane in a hot car as it can loosen up hot glue.
The very reason I don't like using the stuff! The surprising ease with which the nose weights were loosened using 'hot & not very' water only reinforces that point for me.
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Old Sep 07, 2011, 12:18 PM
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Why you don't use the gap filling CA glue for the sky surfer.
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Old Sep 07, 2011, 12:51 PM
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Oh Gawrsh!!! I just blushed all over m'self!!
Let me think about it and, I'll likely PM you for further discussion. That good?
Yes. However, posting to your own blog is not any different than posting here. Also, folks can post any thoughts to your blog just like they can here. The difference is that you can delete and block any post or poster that is offensive. Pretty cool actually.
Take a look at Prof100's blog. His is very nicely organized. You can take a look at mine, too. But, the focus of my blog was to just document that I have all the planes that I say I have.
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Just a quick check - the Skysurfer from ReadyMadeRC is basically the same airframe as this one?

Nevermind - it is. I normally read the first post too

I bought the PNP Brushless version but want to install some different servos and my FPV gear. Will split the seam on the fuse tonight gently and source some hooks for the wings in the morning.
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