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Bill Gibson 01-05-2013 05:59 AM

Playmate motor/gearbox changeout.......
 
Just plain crazy about my Flyzone Playmate.....BUT, after many, many flights(and wrecks!)i ordered a motor/gearbox to replace the one that came with the plane...when i removed the original from the plane, i used an X-Acto knife to slice thru what appears to be a white, caulk like flexable adhesive that was used to "stick" the motor/gearbox to the nose of the plane...would anyone know what the white stuff is?? I just want to be sure not to use something that could attack the foam when i install the new parts in the plane....if acrlic/latex caulk will work, that would be fine with me! P.S. Working on these little planes is VERY unique.....my poor EYES!!:silly::Q Many Thanks!

TM4197 01-08-2013 08:22 PM

Hey Bill

The Playmate is awsome. I have changed out my motor 3 times already. I have used two types of clue to set it back in the craddle. I used elmers white glue with success..."let it dry all the way". I also used Gorilla Glue. A drop of water on the foam, and then a drop of glue on the mount. Dont use much, it will swell. Have fun!

Bill Gibson 01-12-2013 10:01 AM

TM, Thanks for the tips! Ill give it a go!!

Bill Gibson 02-24-2013 12:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Bill Gibson (Post 895933)
TM, Thanks for the tips! Ill give it a go!!

TM, just wanted to let you know that after a couple of "learning errors"( hooked the motor wires up backwards!) the new gearbox/motor unit works GREAT in the Playmate....flys like NEW! THANKS!

flydiver 02-24-2013 04:39 PM

FWIW that was simple silicone caulk. It seems to work 'nicer' than glues. Sticks well but is removable. Glue can make a mess with future repairs if needed.

Bill Gibson 02-24-2013 08:48 PM

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Originally Posted by flydiver (Post 901822)
FWIW that was simple silicone caulk. It seems to work 'nicer' than glues. Sticks well but is removable. Glue can make a mess with future repairs if needed.

Thanks FD.... i thought thats what it looked like, but there are so many adhesives and fillers on the market today.....i actually used a coupla small drops of 5 minute epoxy as i was pretty sure it wouldnt attack the foam....just enough to hold it, but still remove if i NEED to.........!


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