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Old Feb 15, 2013, 07:47 PM
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Lockey,

Probably not the best place to post this but I've found that epoxy mixed with a liberal amount of micro balloons is pretty easy to sand when laminating foam parts as you show above. Each to his own....lol
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Old Feb 15, 2013, 07:56 PM
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Lockey,

Probably not the best place to post this but I've found that epoxy mixed with a liberal amount of micro balloons is pretty easy to sand when laminating foam parts as you show above. Each to his own....lol
Whoops .... sorry if I have derailed this thread, I will shut up now until I receive my Foam-Tac glue and I will try it and let you know what I think to it

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Old Feb 15, 2013, 09:26 PM
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If you're using just the tiny bit that it takes to do the trick, like with laminating, then the layer is so thin sanding isn't really a terribly difficult thing. I did some tests on fan fold foam for that purpose. If you use a big pile of glue then it can get rubbery and difficult to sand flush without rolling up in balls like rubber cement.
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 10:00 AM
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Lockey,

Probably not the best place to post this but I've found that epoxy mixed with a liberal amount of micro balloons is pretty easy to sand when laminating foam parts as you show above. Each to his own....lol
Why not mix the microballoons with foamtac........ Some guys mix water soulble polyurethane WPU with light splackling compoundsands well and its flexible.....

Foamtac will have its new filling compound out for demo at the Wram Show... Sofaman will demonstate it at the booth...
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 12:47 PM
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Why not mix the microballoons with foamtac.........
Haven't tried that yet, but will give it a go.

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Some guys mix water soulble polyurethane WPU with light splackling compoundsands well and its flexible......
I do that for a filling compound and it works great. I also add microballoons or light spackle with carpenters glue for filling balsa with very good results.

And a mix of WBPU (Minwax) with acrylic paints seems to help adhesion to foam some.

Now, back to the contest.........
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 12:49 PM
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Thank you Eric, I did find your product in the US at http://www.rcfoam.com/product_info.p...ca266c7620af1e

I have dealt with these people before and they are very efficient, so I have ordered 4 bottles and they are already on their way to me by UPS

By the way … do you have any tips for storing this? … also, can it be used for gluing CF rod/tube into a wing? Or should I stay with using epoxy glue for this?

Lockey

PS. How does it sand?
making a channel with solder pen for carbon fiber rod using foam tac and mpf (4 min 59 sec)

Hope this helps

Pete
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 04:44 PM
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New Filler Questions:

Will it be more like lightweight spackle or Gorilla glue?

Will it have adhesive strength like FT or just filler properties?

I would like a filling adhesive that adhered like crazy, filled what you wanted and then...stopped. No crazy foaming action need apply. Oh, light weight would be nice, too.
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 05:45 PM
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New Filler Questions:

Will it be more like lightweight spackle or Gorilla glue?

Will it have adhesive strength like FT or just filler properties?

I would like a filling adhesive that adhered like crazy, filled what you wanted and then...stopped. No crazy foaming action need apply. Oh, light weight would be nice, too.
It is Foamtac Based and thick as waffle batter....Its everything you have asked for and more.....

I'll be demonstrating it at the WRAM Show
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 06:51 PM
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Thank for the video Pete, I will be trying that when I get my Foam-Tac


By the way Eric, how will I know if I have got the NEW or the OLD version? and what is the difference?

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Old Feb 16, 2013, 06:58 PM
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It is Foamtac Based and thick as waffle batter....Its everything you have asked for and more.....

I'll be demonstrating it at the WRAM Show
Hot dog!
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 09:17 PM
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new build

I just finished this bird with Foam tac and a small amount of hot glue!
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 04:23 AM
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Thank for the video Pete, I will be trying that when I get my Foam-Tac


By the way Eric, how will I know if I have got the NEW or the OLD version? and what is the difference?

Lockey
Hi Buddy,
The "old" version has a purple label while the new has light blue label, and no matter because the old version works well just takes a little longer to dry. I wouldn't worry about it.

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Old Feb 17, 2013, 09:22 AM
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Great minds think alike, rcrich. I just started cutting a modified Sumo to look like an angry bird. Any chance to get a photo of your wing shape?
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 02:07 PM
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Here's my entry. Polaris constructed with depron. 3M77 for lamination, hot glue in critical areas, and foam-tac for everything else.
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 04:35 PM
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Here's my entry. Polaris constructed with depron. 3M77 for lamination, hot glue in critical areas, and foam-tac for everything else.
Very nice Polaris, let us know how the maiden flight goes. You are entered and good luck.

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