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Old Feb 05, 2008, 09:27 AM
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Foam Safe CA or Not?

Hi,

I am trying to clarify if I need to but foam safe CA for elapor (Multiplex) ir not?
I have asked a couple of different localish shops and get two different answers?

One says yea becuase its foam and the other says no because its not polysterene?

Can anyone assure me either way please?

I have done some searches but the threads are so large I can't be sure I find the right answer.

Cheers

Harvey
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Old Feb 05, 2008, 10:43 AM
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Hi,

I am trying to clarify if I need to but foam safe CA for elapor (Multiplex) ir not?
I have asked a couple of different localish shops and get two different answers?

One says yea becuase its foam and the other says no because its not polysterene?

Can anyone assure me either way please?

I have done some searches but the threads are so large I can't be sure I find the right answer.

Cheers

Harvey
Just use regular CA. The manual says specifically to NOT use foam safe CA.

I just built a multiplex gemini, using regular CA throughout, no worries.

The manual also says to use kicker, but this is not required, or desired in my opinon, unless you are building to fly tomorrow. Some of the parts have a close fit and I would not want to use kicker in case my alignment is a bit off. Better to use slow cure and have max alignment time.

Also, be careful about what tape you use to hold parts together while drying. For lack of anything better lying around I used electrical tape, and it pulled some of the coating off the elapor. Not super noticable, but still....
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Old Feb 05, 2008, 10:52 AM
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Just use regular CA. The manual says specifically to NOT use foam safe CA.

I just built a multiplex gemini, using regular CA throughout, no worries.

The manual also says to use kicker, but this is not required, or desired in my opinon, unless you are building to fly tomorrow. Some of the parts have a close fit and I would not want to use kicker in case my alignment is a bit off. Better to use slow cure and have max alignment time.

Also, be careful about what tape you use to hold parts together while drying. For lack of anything better lying around I used electrical tape, and it pulled some of the coating off the elapor. Not super noticable, but still....
Ok cheers its nice to get confirmation when someone who has done it

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Old Feb 05, 2008, 11:12 AM
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I have 3 EasyStars and an Easy Glider Electric from Multiplex, and MultiPlex, in it's instructions, specifically states NOT to use foam safe CA.

I get great results with what they recommend, which is regular old CA.

Chuck
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