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Old Dec 01, 2010, 12:22 PM
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You sir, are a repair hero! Hard to believe that's my old wrecked jet in your video... Truly incredible work you should be very proud of.

Next time I suffer a Class-A Mishap on an RC aircraft you will be the first one I get in contact with!
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Old Aug 31, 2011, 11:58 AM
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We must be cut from the same cloth. I like the challenge of puzzling back repairable things. And the best of it all is building Plane which is 80% of the fun and the other 20% is Flying.
Old Aug 31, 2011, 03:11 PM
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I know this is old, but that is a fantastic job, considering what that plane looked like when you started.

Just so I get it straight - you use tape to keep the glue line expansion minimal and relatively flat, then use a dremel w/ sanding drum to knock down the glue that does seep up, followed by lightweight spackle for surface finishing?

I love GG, but have found its lack of sandability annoying. Never thought to bust out my Dremel... not sure why, it's brilliant. Thanks!
Old Aug 31, 2011, 04:05 PM
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I assume you're talking about post #23. In that case, I had to fill in a lot of gaps. Sometimes they expand a bit and create a bump, but that's not too often.

This glue is very strong. I find if I am getting very much glue expanding out of the joint, then I probably used too much, or got it too close to the edge.

It is good to have it expand to the tape, that way it is sure to fill all of the gaps, but if it starts to lift the tape, or go too much outside of there, then that's too much.
Old Dec 21, 2011, 02:24 PM
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wish i could have patient and steady hands like urs.

did u boil, or have the broken pieces in hot water to bring it to shape?

the gorilla glue + water method is liked toothpick the glue on, wait few minutes and put the two pieces together and tape over the join for holding overnight?

how about hot glue? as this is the most perfer glue i use all the time. ( no question gorilla glue is widely discussed type of glue )

thanks for the thread
Old Dec 04, 2015, 02:54 PM
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Wow, I'm not sure how I missed this post. Better late than never I guess.
I didn't boil anything on this plane. I have boiled some foam in the past, or used steam, but it makes the foam all bubbly looking.

The white gorilla glue dries pretty fast. If you are careful you can remove the tape after about 20 minutes, and continue working. The full cure is still 12 to 24 hours. Hot glue is fast, but heavy.
Old Dec 04, 2015, 03:27 PM
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Denial, Ive done the same on my f-35, 2 times on my f-18. Lots of work. I would rather buy a replacement part now. your repair was great.
Old Dec 04, 2015, 03:31 PM
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Yeah that's what I'm thinking. For 40$ it will look like new
Old Dec 04, 2015, 05:02 PM
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I agree. When I did this rebuild, the plane was still pretty new. Parts were much more expensive.

I now have V2 frame with retracts sitting in my garage waiting for me to make the swap.


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