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Barracuda inserts in the wings.

 

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The inserts seem to have shrunk slightly, or maybe i managed to squeeze the fuselage. In any case i used zap-a-gap, and baking soda, to cover the gap. I also had to glue several times because it is so easy to bend the wings and break the bonds. (You could have told me!)

 

However, progress is made. One step at a time.

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You'll get it done. Looking forward to seeing more.....Harv :popcorn:

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Having the CA break in starboard wing i decided to remove the resin and work to get a better fit. After some cutting and sanding it looked better. Still, i wasn't keen on using CA glue again. We have some epoxy and i tried that. It is for metallic but seems to work good enough. It also filled the wing root gap nicely. To make the resin part mate level with the wing i used a piece of plastic to lift one end. It can be seen in the photo.

 

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What does the baking soda do?  Act as a filler, or a sort of concrete?  Good work so far!

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Baking soda works both as a bulk filler and flash cure for CA. But it can also be a nasty nightmare, as it will try to absorb moisture over time and weep salty ick unless it is thoroughly sealed.

Thanks! Will prepare the surface well then. Primer and then maybe some varnish before paint.

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Looks great so far!   As recommended in your other thread, you might want to try a fresh bottle of Zap a Gap, and try cleaning the resin with something like Bleche wite (White wall tire cleaner used in movie props)

 

I really like the way its shaping up so far, and I too use the filler method with CA.   I stopped using talc for the very reasons Steve mentioned; if its not sealed it can weep a bit, especially if used or applied in humid conditions.

 

If your so inclined, I switched awhile back to a product that the R/C community uses for filling as well; Micro-balloons.   I got mine from a company called "Sig" but Im sure other companies make it too.   \

Its effectively super micro small beads of glass that do not react the same way that talc does to humidity and other factors, but yet makes a great filler in anything from CA, to epoxy, to even white glue:

 

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