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Old 07-20-2014, 09:28 PM   #1
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Let's say i crash (I do this alot lol!) I always go back home and hot glue everything back together, and usually have to replace the broken prop. I have a portable power source, if i hot glue say my wing back on, how long do i have to wait for it to be strong enough to fly again, meaning fix at field and get back up? Thank's in advance!
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Hot glue is set once it reaches ambient temperature. Depending on the plane hot glue is not always preferred for fixing foam. It can get heavy very fast and melt on a hot day. For quick field fixes try epoxy instead. Or for even lighter fixes try a foam safe ca.

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The one i keep crashing is a tech one bf109 epp foam. I have epoxy, have never used ca, which is better? (I also have shoe goo but have not used) I have broke both wings off in the same place (The plane has several rods, but does not go all the way thru, was thinking of adding a full piece of carbon fiber rod from 1 wing to the other. Good idea or bad?
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Asking for which glue is better is like asking which transmitter is better. You'll get lots of opinions and each one will be different.
Best advise is to try them all and find out which glue you like working with the best.
If you need a somewhat flexible joint epoxy is not the best as it dries stiff. CA holds well but doesn't fill gaps. Hot glue is quick and easy but is heavy and flexible.
I use many different glues depending on the need. If you limit yourself to only one repair method you'll most likely end up with unsatisfactory results.

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Hot glue and a tin of Cocktail sticks ................... + for serious bbq skewers ...........

Note that many foams actually do not glue well with Hot glue ... it's ok for a short temp fix ... but over time often peels away.

I carry a 10w mains HG gun with an inverter for quick field repairs ... fine. But once I'm home - I peel of the hot glue and do a proper repair job.

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