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06-03-2004 07:36 PM  13 years agoPost 1
hingus2000

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ahhhrrrhh!

firstly can i just make this clear that this is not an attack on the g10 frame itself, i think it is fantastic and i reccommend it to everyone.

my problem however is as follows. i set it up to the letter, however i had a hard landing and the frame came unglued from the hummingbird. therefore i glued it again. this happened a couple more times, so i glued it again. I have now come to the point where it is obvious the glue isnt holding. and now a lot of glue has become clumped up.

i have managed to get some of the glue off (melted it off), however its still not good. i really want to screw it on. However, i just cannot get a pilot hole made. ive tried a drill (didnt have the right bit, and was pretty crap) and red hot instruments. I think the melting of the plastic using the red hot tools worked best, however, i could still not get a pilot hole in which the screw will go into good.

i dont know what i am asking for, more just sharing the anger im feeling at the moment (you know when you just get really frustrated). i have jsut installed my dd tail, and really want to go out flying!!!

Tom

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06-03-2004 07:37 PM  13 years agoPost 2
hingus2000

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can you solder plastic???

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06-03-2004 08:42 PM  13 years agoPost 3
pet_heli

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I've welded and even to some extent sculpted plastics with a soldering iron. but g10 is circuit board material right? i thought that burns but doesn't melt?

i've used a dremel tool for circuit boards before... i know that should work. i have these super fine ball-end bits and at the time no super fine drill bits so i think the ball-end bit is what i must've used without any pilot hole. -- just high rpm's and a steady hand.

what have you used to start the hole? I'm thinking a nice sharp x-acto knife that won't slip around on the hard surface, and then moving on to a pin vice (for super fine control and no jumping around) before really trying to drill it. i recently picked up a pin vice and got the one for $13 usd because it can hold drill bits inside it and came with about a dozen super fine bits.

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06-03-2004 08:44 PM  13 years agoPost 4
pet_heli

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i meant to say there was also one for $5 but didn't have any bits

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06-03-2004 08:52 PM  13 years agoPost 5
Bluesilver30

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get some stronger CA. mine holds fine, and i dropped the heli from about 50 ft before.

there are holes in the g10 already for the screws to go into. just stick the screws in there, and it shouldnt be hard to screw into the plastic. just give a lot of forward pressure. tap it before hand if you need to.

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06-03-2004 10:13 PM  13 years agoPost 6
hingus2000

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yeah i didnt say, im trying to make the holes in the hummingbird frame not the g10. because pilot holes need to be started, i may get some better glue ( i think the stuff im using is arse), can anyone reccommend a specific brand? loctite? zap?

Tom

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06-04-2004 09:00 AM  13 years agoPost 7
r1gga

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Buy a small drill bit. Its the best way. With a good rpm on the drill it sinks right through! better than CA!

r1gga

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