CA vs Titebond and other yellow or white glues


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CA vs Titebond and other yellow or white glues

Postby aeajr » Mon Mar 15, 2004 5:32 am

Seems I am talking to myself on this forum, but perhaps someone will notice this one and comment.

I am looking for some advice on repairing crash damage.

My question is around which makes stronger, more resilient joints, particularly in winch launched sailplanes using built up structures from balsa and plywood?

CA is very convenient, but it seems to be very rigid. It also seems to make the wood around it hard and brittle, most particularly the thin CA.

Is that a valid observation?

I am doing some wing repairs and have noticed that yellow glue, particularly Titebond II, seems to be very strong but remains somewhat flexible. I am thinking that this will "give" better with the wood and be less likely to break away, or make the wood brittle around the glue joint.

I am not building contest ships here. I am looking more for the ability to handle moderate winch launches and less than perfect landings.

I would appreciate the advice of an experienced builder.
Best regards,
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Postby GBR2 » Wed Mar 17, 2004 2:46 pm

Titebond would be the way to go. It was the glue of choice before CA arrive on the scene. Just don't go overboard with it.
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