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« on: March 04, 2015, 05:09:58 PM »

Mail just delivered my Guillows DHC-2 Beaver.This will be my first plane in 48 years,ad says rubber or electric,I'am going electric,and floats. but first I need to buy a new hot glue gun.can't do that till next week.We will see how it go's.
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« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2015, 08:34:41 PM »

Hot glue gun?  Please don't use hot glue to build with....its terribly heavy!
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« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2015, 09:17:52 PM »

 What type glue should I use ??  Years ago  I used testors don't know if they still make it or not haven't seen any in years. How about wood cement by testors ??
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« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2015, 09:52:07 PM »

That's a question that will give you fifty answers! LOL  I use good old yellow carpenters glue for most everything.  I have a friend who uses childrens white glue for everything and others that use Hot Stuff.  Hope this helps somewhat.
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« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2015, 10:33:53 PM »

Gee thanks gravitywell ,I have Elmers,and contact cement.Guess I'll come up with something,maybe super glue. Grin But thanks for ansewering
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« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2015, 12:37:38 PM »

No contact cement either....weighs way too much! Grin  The Elmers should be ok if used very sparingly though.
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« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2015, 01:01:33 PM »

Elmer's works great, use CA for anything that you don't want to hold in place for while, epoxy for anything that vibrates (like engine mounts), and Duco is excellent for the same purposes you'd use Elmer's for if you want a waterproof bond (can be debonded using acetone, too).
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« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2015, 01:58:55 PM »

Thank you both for the help. Kiss
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« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2015, 03:09:48 PM »

Dan,

Testors wood glue is still made, it's in a green tube and sold at Hobby Lobby crafts stores.

Duco is the equivalent of Testors and when I checked coupla months ago Family Dollar stores still have the cheapest price at approx. $1.00/tube. It's also sold at Ace Hardware and the Do It Best hardware chain.


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« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2015, 03:17:20 PM »

Thank you jym6aw6 Cheesy
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« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2015, 04:48:18 PM »

After years of using aliphatic resin, I've converted almost exclusively to Ambroid. Don't know if it's still readily available, but it's the King of balsa cement for me...

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« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2015, 08:01:08 PM »

 Thanks Dan, I'll check that out also. Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: March 07, 2015, 04:52:55 AM »

Built one a few years ago.  Flew, but didn't turn well with the tiny ailerons, as it was quickly getting away from me and small.  I mixed the rudder after repairs, but have not gotten around to flying it again. 
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« Reply #13 on: March 07, 2015, 08:46:09 AM »

Carpenter's glue.
Cheap, effective, gives you a little time to align things.
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« Reply #14 on: March 07, 2015, 01:01:06 PM »

Thanks ET
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