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MAD Dave10/08/2018 16:52:11
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I have just removed a little grass from mother earth with my Flyingwings Raven. Fortunately, the only damage was a detached aileron. On this model, the ailerons are attached by a thin line of flexible glue. Does anyone know what glue this is please? The method of attachment may sound a little "basic" but it has served quite satisfactorily for many years; a great fun-plane.

Trevor10/08/2018 17:09:03
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I’m not sure exactly what Rob uses on the Raven, but UHU Por will do the job. Lots of How to videos on YouTube.

onetenor10/08/2018 17:23:17
1890 forum posts

i suggest vinyl cement

Geoff Sleath10/08/2018 17:40:54
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I'd do away with the glue altogether and use either Blenderm or Diamond tape as the hinging method. It's not only more secure but easily replaced if it becomes necessary.


Keith Sharples10/08/2018 21:06:32
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Second vote on no glue, use Blenderm tape it's worked for me with out a problem.

MAD Dave11/08/2018 21:06:23
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Thanks guys, I'll mull over it.

Frank Skilbeck11/08/2018 21:41:24
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I have a flying wing which I am informed is a Raven (I can't remember I bought it that long ago), it's hinged with UHU Por, you run a bead on UHU on the wing and the aileron, let it start to set and then bring the surfaces together.

David Davis12/08/2018 05:53:49
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Third vote for Blendherm.

Frank Skilbeck12/08/2018 08:16:47
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I use Blendherm tape on all my film covered gliders and electric models, but for a foam flying wing I'd go with the UHU method.

Brian Hammond12/08/2018 12:04:58
275 forum posts

4th vote for Blenderm

Old Geezer13/08/2018 07:00:12
583 forum posts

+ 1 more for Blenderm. UHU does the job, but if your wing has another mouthful of grass the UHU repair may well take some of the T/E with it as the elevon pulls away from the wing, which won't happen with Blenderm (apply on both the upper and lower surfaces).

Bruce Collinson13/08/2018 09:27:13
335 forum posts

Same plane, same horticultural mishap; the Glue Guru at NLMFC prescribed Foam Tac and Blenderm; flew again 10 mins, aileron still on (as is the nose and the battery tray). I suspect that there are several contact adhesives doing the rounds which are foam friendly, but Foam Tac is now available on a large interweb retailer (ask for Jeff).

They're a hoot, aren't they?


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