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Skymon
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« on: July 18, 2017, 07:26:33 AM »

Hello, I'm after advice on adhesive.
I need to bond a balsa pillar to a carbon tube fuselage.
It's for indoor HLG, so lightweight is required.
I'm tempted with two part epoxy, but I'm concerned about the weight.
Possibly just make a great fitting joint, squeeze out well and wipe off excess..?
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Si
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« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2017, 09:49:26 AM »

Duco will work. Epoxy will work but is heavier.

I use a foam spacer/pylon under wings with screw attachment. Small incidence changes can be made by adjusting the screws. The foam can be glued to the carbon tube with epoxy. The foam I prefer for this is the core from Dollar Tree foam board. It can be shaped and sanded easily.

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« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2017, 04:42:11 PM »

I've used superglue without any problems.

Chris
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