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egrave
01-31-2006, 04:52 PM
I have been flying Glow plug engine airplane for well over 15 years an I am new to electric flying planes. So my two question are can I use my recever and servos I use in my regular airplaine and what kind of glue do they use on foam.

Matt Kirsch
01-31-2006, 05:21 PM
Hey egrave, welcome to Wattflyer!

Sure, you can use your servos and receivers from your glow planes. Your only consideration will be weight and physical size, unless you're converting a glow plane over to electric. Most park fliers are much smaller and weight is critical. In other words, you really can't afford to use three 1.25oz servos and a 1.5oz receiver in a plane that should weigh less than 16oz to begin with. That is, IFF you can even crowbar them into the fuselage :D

For gluing on foam, the most popular choices are epoxy or foam-safe CA. As you probably know all too well, regular CA eats foam for breakfast :(

egrave
01-31-2006, 05:35 PM
Thanks Matt the info helps me alot

slipstick
01-31-2006, 05:44 PM
If you're not in a hurry aliphatic glue (Titebond etc) works on foam too.

Steve