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Planet Models XF5U Flying Pancake

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Another small update but at least I'm moving towards the finish line :)

 

I attached the canopy using Bondic UV adhesive. It worked better than I hoped but I still need some practice using it. Once it was on, I have it a base coat of black and will follow that up with the blue.

 

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I then started work on the MLG legs. They're a combination of resin and metal. I decided to use epoxy for their assembly to ensure a stronger joint.

 

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Once they're dry, I'll give them a coat of paint and install them.

 

Carl

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Nearly there, Carl! Looking good, too.

 

Kev

Thanks Kev! I'm getting closer.

 

I used 4 min epoxy to attach the landing gear.

 

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Once it was dry, I turned it over and it promptly collapsed. I think my epoxy is past its best before date.

 

So I've glued it on again using JB Weld. Hopefully the results will be more durable.

 

Carl

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I nearly went with JB Weld for the Corsair landing gear, but because the fit was a bit loosey-goosey, I opted for CA instead, as I knew the elongated cure time for JB Weld would inevitable lead to the parts shifting. I just hope they hold!

 

Kev

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I nearly went with JB Weld for the Corsair landing gear, but because the fit was a bit loosey-goosey, I opted for CA instead, as I knew the elongated cure time for JB Weld would inevitable lead to the parts shifting. I just hope they hold!

 

Kev

Kev, I used JB Kwik which says it sets in 4 minutes. Maybe there's something similar in Australia?

 

Carl

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Kev, I used JB Kwik which says it sets in 4 minutes. Maybe there's something similar in Australia?

 

Carl

Thanks for the tip, Carl! I'll look out for it. There's a local distributor, so hopefully they stock this Kwik variety too.

 

Kev

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