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02-19-2017 02:41 PM  8 months agoPost 1
aashu

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I have been using this rubbery transparent e5 glue which is available from Walmart. It is ok but over time looses its hold. Wondering what you scale experts use.

Garden State, NJ

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02-19-2017 03:42 PM  8 months agoPost 2
Jerry K

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It depends on the material and size of the joint. Hysol is a great glue, it is a 2 part Epoxy and is in 'caulk gun' form. CA glue is also a very good glue.

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02-19-2017 03:47 PM  8 months agoPost 3
Thumper217

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I use Loctite Hysol 9460 on all my structural parts. It comes in a cartridge and you can use a mixing nozzle that will help reach into tight spaces or you can just squeeze some out on a mixing board and mix it by hand so you don't waste so much in the nozzle. The epoxy also doesn't sag or run.

It's a little pricey and you'll need the applicator gun that the cartridges fit in but if you plan on building helis it's a good investment.

Andrew

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02-19-2017 05:04 PM  8 months agoPost 4
Mojave

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X2 Andrew. You can also order the kit from Bob Violet models. It's trade name is Hysol, but he sells it under the name BVM Aeropoxy. It's hands down the best adhesive for building scale machines.
Barry

All helis and planes have an expiration date stamped on them...you only find it after you crash!!

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02-19-2017 05:14 PM  8 months agoPost 5
chopper37

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+1 for the BVM Aeropoxy

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02-21-2017 04:00 AM  8 months agoPost 6
doorman

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Glue...

Hysol/BVM Aeropoxy.
Only glue I will use ....
Costs a bit, but I have 10 year old scalers that are still in service

Stan

AMA 2918-Team JR, Spin Blades, East Coast Scale Helicopter,Castle Creations

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02-21-2017 04:26 AM  8 months agoPost 7
CoachE

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+3 for the BVM Aeropoxy

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02-21-2017 12:14 PM  8 months agoPost 8
bwellmaker

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WHAT??? We can't use Hot Glue?

Ha.

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02-21-2017 12:21 PM  8 months agoPost 9
chopper37

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lol only Richie does

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02-23-2017 07:57 PM  7 months agoPost 10
MDSCUSTOMS

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Gorilla glue is also worth a look at, perfect for wood.

Mark

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02-25-2017 12:20 AM  7 months agoPost 11
kogibankole

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west system with graphite powder

if im not blade bogging youll find me pack puffing

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03-29-2017 08:15 PM  6 months agoPost 12
BrooklynJim

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ummmm.....

elmers???

lol.. seriously tho, i use Hysol too, i tried West Systems 2 part, but its a little too runny for off axis glueing so i used the remaining for tight space bulk head CF reinforcements needing an extended reach syringe, flows thru a 20g syringe alot easier than Hysol

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04-22-2017 05:53 AM  6 months agoPost 13
kogibankole

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ofcourse you will use CF with the west systems in the corners

if im not blade bogging youll find me pack puffing

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04-22-2017 07:55 AM  6 months agoPost 14
R.J.

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If you use West Systems epoxy, you can use the 406 Colloidal Silica as a thickening agent to keep it from running. Mix as much as you need to make the desired consistency. Don't inhale the powder, can't be good for you. Also known as Cabosil that I get from TAP plastics and available elsewhere.

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04-22-2017 06:17 PM  6 months agoPost 15
Mojave

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We use Cab-O-Sil all the time in the aerospace world. It's a great thickening agent for epoxy resins, but is very detrimental to your health (if inhaled). Always wear a protective mask when mixing it and use it in a well ventilated area. Also, avoid adding more than 5% (by weight) to the epoxy, as this will weaken the overall bond strength of the adhesive. Below is the MSDS data for the material.
Barry

MSDS Data:
Potential Acute Health Effects: Hazardous in case of ingestion, of inhalation. Slightly hazardous in case of skin contact (irritant), of eye contact (irritant).
Potential Chronic Health Effects: Hazardous in case of ingestion. Slightly hazardous in case of skin contact (irritant), of eye contact (irritant), of inhalation.

CARCINOGENIC EFFECTS: Classified A3 (Proven for animal.) by ACGIH. MUTAGENIC EFFECTS: Not available. TERATOGENIC EFFECTS: Not available. DEVELOPMENTAL TOXICITY: Not available. The substance is toxic to lungs, mucous membranes. Repeated or prolonged exposure to the substance can produce target organs damage.

All helis and planes have an expiration date stamped on them...you only find it after you crash!!

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04-22-2017 07:17 PM  6 months agoPost 16
cobieg

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Ahh, but did you know that if you don't have cab-o-sil laying around you can use cornstarch. Cab-o-sil is finely ground glass powder so yeah, don't inhale it.

Ron

I didn't crash. I just ran out of airspeed, altitude, and ideas all at the same time!

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04-23-2017 02:41 AM  5 months agoPost 17
Mojave

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Yes, you can use corn starch, or flour, but these are high in moisture content (weakened bond line). Glass beads (micro balloons) work very well also. But the best thickening agent is still Cab-O-Sil. We actually bake it in an oven before mixing it, to remove any moisture, but we are also a bunch of anal retentive rocket scientists... BTW, Cab-O-Sil isn't ground up glass fiber, it's finely ground Silicon Dioxide (silica sand) which technically is in glass. Very bad to inhale...
Barry

All helis and planes have an expiration date stamped on them...you only find it after you crash!!

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04-28-2017 01:59 AM  5 months agoPost 18
vantagepoint

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Nashville,TN-USA

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Try West System Epoxy Six 10. It cost $22 to $23 per tube, but you get 3x more product than hysol for that price. Plus it stays where you put it. I have used it on wood, fiberglass, and carbon fiber with good results.

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04-28-2017 05:26 AM  5 months agoPost 19
kiwiheli

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I have also used West Systems on the same products that Vantagepoint has used them on, and I can't say anything bad about it.The ones I used was the
WEST SYSTEM 105 Epoxy Resin
205 " Hardener
& Optional 403 Mico fiber adhesive filler.

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