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Repairing Broken Hinge on Foamee

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01 Jul 2019 22:40 #19970 by Colin Arnold
Repairing Broken Hinge on Foamee was created by Colin Arnold
Looking for some advice on how to repair split " Foam " hinge on Hacker HotWing moulded in EPP foam.
I tried applying various tapes ( Selotape, masking, duct, GRP reinforced ) onto the top surface to form a hinge but none would stick, seems like there is some form of barrier on the surface.
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Colin.
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01 Jul 2019 23:10 #19971 by Mike Seale
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Blenderm tape should stick.

Or make a hing by running a thin bead of UHU POR into the gap. Smear it with your finger and build it up in small stages if your gap is big. Dust it with talcum powder when you're done so that it loses its tackiness

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02 Jul 2019 04:42 #19972 by Brian Jackson
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R/C Modellers Glue or Canopy Glue work well, as they are water based they clean up easily. I used it to fix the elevons on a foamie Raven wing.

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02 Jul 2019 10:03 - 02 Jul 2019 10:04 #19976 by Phillip Ford
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3M Blenderm Surgical Tape. Defacto standard for foamies! Use it on all my foamies, flexible and hangs on to most surfaces and virtually transparent. Shame I forgot to apply some on my EFXRacer ailerons as Dave B will later prove at Ferndown....:lol:
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02 Jul 2019 10:59 #19980 by Colin Arnold
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Thanks Guys - I'll get some Blenderm Surgical tape & give it a go & also beef up my Foamee" Beaver" hinges.

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02 Jul 2019 12:29 #19984 by Alan Fishlock
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Looking for some advice on how to repair split " Foam " hinge on Hacker HotWing moulded in EPP foam.
I tried applying various tapes ( Selotape, masking, duct, GRP reinforced ) onto the top surface to form a hinge but none would stick, seems like there is some form of barrier on the surface.
Thanks
Colin.


My Extravaganza has had most of the aileron hinge repaired by running UHU POR along the hinge line. It has been subjected to some extreme abuse since and is still ok - it does go yellow over time tthough
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