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Old Dec 10, 2012, 11:12 AM
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 12:32 PM
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Yea, it may not necessarily be epoxy, I just assumed it was because there was a tube labeled A and another one labeled B. The rest was in Chinese, so I didn't actually use the stuff.
Mine is clearly labeled "epoxy" in English on both tubes. Maybe it's a special EPO epoxy.
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Mine is clearly labeled "epoxy" in English on both tubes. Maybe it's a special EPO epoxy.
Yea, before hearing the "don't use epoxy on EPO" advice, I used some 5 minute epoxy to attach the tail and sponsons. Both of them seem to be held on very securely, and I don't hear any weird cracking/separating noises when I apply force to either part.

Also, last night I took some HD clear packing tape and covered the servo wire trenches and flap cutouts. I figured it's better to have the smoothest possible airflow on the underside of the wings to avoid the dreaded stall.
Old Dec 16, 2012, 06:50 PM
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It's worth a try with epoxy then. Maybe even foam safe CA? I'm all set to maiden this week, weather permitting. Mine lost some bits of gloss with the sticker removal. Still an improvement.

I'm considering not doing the flaps as well. Covering the gaps seems like a good idea. And I will smooth the leading edge. Though in general flight I've noticed no difference on the park zone model since sanding it.

This little one is a cutie. Can't wait!
Old Dec 16, 2012, 07:53 PM
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Another tribute to my obsession, for your consideration.
If you keep flying off of water they will get bigger and cost more lol joe
Old Dec 17, 2012, 09:57 AM
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If you keep flying off of water they will get bigger and cost more lol joe
Trust me, if I could find a way to buy the full sized Icon I would. Karen has started a change jar for it.

The biggest foamie Icon with all the trimmings is already on order!!

And I haven't even maidened the little one yet.
Old Dec 17, 2012, 10:48 AM
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Trust me, if I could find a way to buy the full sized Icon I would. Karen has started a change jar for it.

The biggest foamie Icon with all the trimmings is already on order!!

And I haven't even maidened the little one yet.
I started fling small nitro stuff of of water 12 years ago and now building seaplanes from 84 inch wing spans and up . I attend around 14 waterfunflys a year and have alot of fun at them all. joe
Old Dec 17, 2012, 12:49 PM
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It's worth a try with epoxy then. Maybe even foam safe CA?.....
Actually, REGULAR CA works fine with most EPO type foams. Foam safe CA was formulated for EPS foam and actually does not work as well on EPO as regular CA does.

Epoxy does not work well on EPO parts that are shiny and unsanded. Tons of stories on line here about epoxy failures on EPO.

If you rough up the EPO parts with sandpaper, epoxy works fairly well.
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 11:15 AM
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I started fling small nitro stuff of of water 12 years ago and now building seaplanes from 84 inch wing spans and up . I attend around 14 waterfunflys a year and have alot of fun at them all. joe
I'll bet you don't get there driving my Miata! LOL. We're already going to need a bigger boat for the 72 inch Icon.
Old Dec 18, 2012, 11:41 AM
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Actually, REGULAR CA works fine with most EPO type foams. Foam safe CA was formulated for EPS foam and actually does not work as well on EPO as regular CA does.

Epoxy does not work well on EPO parts that are shiny and unsanded. Tons of stories on line here about epoxy failures on EPO.

If you rough up the EPO parts with sandpaper, epoxy works fairly well.
Thanks, Thomas. For good or ill, the little one is assembled. Mostly in CA.

Regarding the HK small Icon:
I used the aileron linkages from my now retired PZ Icon, as the ones included are dreck. Brass couplings on aileron horns? Seriously?!? Prop holder is not the right size either. It will have to be drilled to fit the motor shaft. Alas, no drill press was included.

Crappy half baked stuff all around, really. It's making me nervous about the 72 inch model that's enroute from the same mfg.

So far, no flying, just hassles!
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I'll bet you don't get there driving my Miata! LOL. We're already going to need a bigger boat for the 72 inch Icon.
Naaa iam a die hard flyer and bought me a 2005 - 2500 express van to haul my planes with. I have 1/2 inch electrictcal pipes for racks with 1/2 round foam insulation wraped around them so i dont scuff anything up. I told you if you keep going this way its going to get exspensive . This comming year iam installing my new power converter so i can plug my 110 ac charger in for my lipos and the cost keeps going on and on. lol joe
Old Dec 21, 2012, 09:20 AM
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 04:27 PM
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She's back! With fresh makeup.

Logos/text still to come.
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Old Jan 07, 2013, 07:19 PM
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 09:42 AM
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I've been away from the lake a couple of weeks now for lack of water! Lake management drops lake level by about 4 feet every year for dock maintenance. But they weren't counting on a solid week of rain! So we were back to full pool last Wednesday. Now I have all week to fly from the dock until they can pass the flood downstream!

Got down here late yesterday and managed two flights with the PZ Icon, two with the little HK, and one with the carbon cub (which I always bring out when it's too dark to fly ).

What a fantastic plane! And the carbon cub on floats is not too shabby either.
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