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« on: August 18, 2015, 11:59:02 AM »

Just curious, when applying tissue with a glue stick, do you put glue stick on every upright, cross member, rib, etc? I do but like to see what others are doing.

Also, I just discovered brush on super glue. Very easy to use.
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« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2015, 12:07:38 PM »

I have seen different answers on this question posted by many a good modeler on this site.  I personally apply 50/50 white glue to all the wood that touches the tissue.  This way I can more easily remove and replace bad areas (which I seem to have too many of) and can also repair the eventual damaged areas that pop up after flying.  Just my thoughts.  
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« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2015, 12:38:23 AM »

Others have said that attachment to all surfaces adds strength to the overall structure and limits shrinking to smaller areas.
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« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2015, 12:32:24 AM »

Probably best if you attach the tissue to all of those little sticks. At least the ones it's meant to touch. If that's a problem, consider using Sig Stix It, or something called Fab Tac, or really sticky dope to attach it. Apply to frame and let dry. Put the paper over it and use a brush to apply acetone through the tissue. It will stick down nicely and only where you want it to. When everything's just right, you can stick it down at the other places.

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« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2016, 11:20:19 AM »

One-Arm FWIW once you have your tissue in place, you can use 19% iso alcohol with a fine brush and flow through like the "dope method"
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« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2020, 01:04:30 AM »

I don't stick the tissue to ribs unless the wing incorporates an undercamber.  Also, I only glue fuselage tissue to the longs and parts that are sheeted/solid balsa, such as wing centers and nose/rear peg areas.
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« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2020, 04:05:58 AM »

    "Others have said that attachment to all surfaces adds strength to the overall structure and limits shrinking to smaller areas."   I always use thinned white glue, and I always glue the tissue to all the ribs and all places where the tissue touches.   It is then very easy to fix tissue repairs,  when you only have to cut out one small square of tissue for example, and you then have something to glue the tissue to.   I would not recommend using CA glue.   I also suggest using Sciggs'  white glue method to attach tissue.

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