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Old Nov 26, 2001, 07:26 PM
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How strong is the glue with the Pico Stick

I just got my GWS Pico Stick J3-SD today. I wonder should I use the glue that it came with or should I use other glue?
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Old Nov 26, 2001, 08:06 PM
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Use the GWS Glue that comes with the kit, it's great glue & you can cut through it if you need to replace a stick. Try & cut through 5 minute epoxy, the GWS glue takes longer to dry than 5 Minute but I would use it.
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Old Nov 26, 2001, 08:11 PM
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I disagree, respectfully...

I find that the GWS glue never dries, and isn't very strong. I tried it once, and after waiting about an hour, that was it. Maybe it's the high humidity here, but if you ever want to fly the plane, I would stick with the epoxy!

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Old Nov 26, 2001, 08:25 PM
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Have to agree with Insol I find the glue that comes with kit very poor Built one Litestik and worked ok built one of stik fd and that tube never dryed.
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Old Nov 26, 2001, 09:50 PM
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The glue that comes with the Litestik does take longer to dry but it has held my plane together. As was said in a previous post, it is much easier to cut through this glue when fixing your plane.

There maybe a lot of difference in the quality depending on the batch. Also remember this glue is only meant to hold very light aircraft together (at slow speed).
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Old Nov 27, 2001, 12:01 AM
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I discovered that the glue will soften in the heat. We left my son's Lite Stik in the car during the summer. When we picked it up to fly it again the stabilizer had shifted and was now crooked. The glue kind of melted. I have used 5 minute epoxy on every GWS plane I have built since. John Tracey
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Old Nov 27, 2001, 02:03 AM
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the supplied GWS glue seems to have the right amount of 'give'.....I've had plenty of hard hits and never had anything come un-glued and something must've give cause the foam part didn't break....Since that glue takes over-night to 'DRY'....I use a small amount of 5 min epoxy at 2 or 3 places on the part to hold everything fixed and straight with the GWS glue doing most of the holding fer
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Old Nov 27, 2001, 10:52 AM
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I'm not sure if you have the stick of foam fuse version so this may or may not apply. I think the supplied glue is ok for gluing most things in the kit but I would not recommend it for gluing the wings together. I'd go with 5min epoxy instead for that job.

I just wish the supplied glue had a finer tip on the bottle. I found it very hard to use as is.
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