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Nov 30, 2017, 11:06 AM
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Just received my Easy Glider4 kit. Kind of excited, it looks like MPX has done a very nice job of designing and implementing this plane. A far cry from my experience with foamies of the distant past.

One question on the CA. Does the Foam Tac give you any more working time to get parts in place before it sets up? I worry a little about getting the fuse halves misaligned if the glue sets up too quick.

Mostly looks like a fun assembly though. Looks like I will be using a Emax GT2215/09 1180kV Brushless Motor. I'll use a Turnigy Plush 40amp ESC and a Zippy Compact 2200mAh 3S 11.1V 25C 35C Lipo. Seems like that should be about the right sized power system.
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Nov 30, 2017, 01:49 PM
USA: LakeGeorge, New York
Foam tac gives you about 45sec to align right.
So its good time
Nov 30, 2017, 02:15 PM
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FoamTac won't give you any more working time than Medium CA. The Multiplex airplanes are designed to key together quickly so there shouldn't be much worry about whether parts will align or not.

Also, the Multiplex ROXXY power system is available and will fit the airplane perfectly:
Nov 30, 2017, 09:03 PM
An Original!
Ok, I'll use the medium CA on the fuse. I've been using it for the other parts and it does take a little while to set up so I should be good to go.
Dec 01, 2017, 11:53 AM
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A small bead is all you need, I sometimes like to take a piece of wax paper (or the backing paper for a sticker) and use that as a spreading tool to evenly spread the CA out so that there is a nice even sized bead along the glue joint. It also helps minimize seepage when you press the parts together.
Dec 02, 2017, 10:03 PM
An Original!
OK, now that I've rediscovered my allergy to regular CA, what else would anyone suggest to use as a glue for this plane?
Dec 02, 2017, 10:20 PM
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Foam Tac is a solid choice.
Dec 02, 2017, 10:57 PM
An Original!
OK . Is this kinda like foam safe CA? I don't seem to be affected by that product.
Dec 02, 2017, 11:27 PM
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No it’s a contact adhesive. Completely different from CA, but you’ll love the stuff.
Dec 03, 2017, 12:24 AM
An Original!
Just bought a bottle. Thanks!
Dec 04, 2017, 04:04 PM
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FoamTac is great stuff. Again, you don't need a big bead, just enough to get the job done.
Dec 05, 2017, 04:02 PM
An Original!
So, I suspect you just apply it to one surface and not to both. And does it setup right away or do you need to clamp it or tape it for a while? I suppose it will say on the label.
Dec 05, 2017, 04:27 PM
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The instructions are pretty simple:

1. Apply a small bead to one surface
2. Place both surfaces together and press
3. Immediately separate and wait a handful of seconds.
4. Place surfaces together and press firmly, the bond should be strong enough to hold them together until it fully cures.
Dec 05, 2017, 04:30 PM
USA: LakeGeorge, New York
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Dec 05, 2017, 08:41 PM
An Original!
Wow, thanks. Looks like cool stuff.

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