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aeppel_cpm 11-27-2017 05:51 PM

Foam glider shipping frustration
 
So far I'm two for two, trying to order a Guillow's space shuttle via Amazon.

Is it hopeless? Will I always get one with one or more wing tips broken off? Shall I give up trying return/reorder and just repair one?

I need one to go with the parts I ordered from Gordon :-)

burkefj 11-27-2017 08:13 PM

If the joint is clean I'd just glue it, if it is crushed that's a bit different depending.

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Originally Posted by aeppel_cpm
So far I'm two for two, trying to order a Guillow's space shuttle via Amazon.

Is it hopeless? Will I always get one with one or more wing tips broken off? Shall I give up trying return/reorder and just repair one?

I need one to go with the parts I ordered from Gordon :-)

aeppel_cpm 11-28-2017 11:05 AM

It looks pretty clean. Not crushed, just snapped.

Any preferred adhesive, Frank, for the white expanded PS - the stuff that crumbles into little balls? I hav one of the Loctite 'foam safe' kits around here. One with a felt tip activator and something that looks vaguely like CA. It was the only foam safe I could find locally.

burkefj 11-28-2017 11:15 AM

I haven't used that, I've used bob smith super gold + thick foam safe CA, and bob smith foam cure, or beacons foam tac, the latter two are like contact cement, apply to both, pull apart, then pess together, or you can apply to one side and then hold in place, that's probably the best bet to make sure it makes a complete bond, it takes overnight to dry that way, but dries clear and flexible. The CA cures hard. a light bit of 5 minute epoxy should work fine too.

Frank


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Originally Posted by aeppel_cpm
It looks pretty clean. Not crushed, just snapped.

Any preferred adhesive, Frank, for the white expanded PS - the stuff that crumbles into little balls? I hav one of the Loctite 'foam safe' kits around here. One with a felt tip activator and something that looks vaguely like CA. It was the only foam safe I could find locally.

aeppel_cpm 11-28-2017 11:46 AM

Thanks for the suggestions. I've used contact cement and 5-min epoxy in the past, too. I find the epoxy seems to do a bit better with the uneven surfaces.

jetlag 11-28-2017 11:47 AM

So-called foam safe CA is terrible.
Epoxy is a much better choice.

Allen


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