How to repair a broken balsa wood model aircraft

Balsa wood model aircraft are beautiful replicas of the genuine articles fabricated lovingly by model plane aficionados. As prized artefacts they become cherished heirlooms and take pride of place in display areas of their homes. Having spent many hours and days constructing models that date back to a historical emotive past of national aeronautical triumphs and achievements model aircraft builders are deeply ensconced in their hobby. Some aircraft designs are never intended for flight as dictated by the kit cost and the detailed intricacy of the build structure. They will remain on display in a drawing room as a constant reminder of their grandfather’s similar hobby of building balsa wood Tiger Moths and Spitfires. However children’s model aircraft are generally designed for flight and hours of fun. These more simplified models are much cheaper than the display counterparts and can be as cheap as a few pounds. They are designed to be flown for fun. Children can enjoy the thrill of flying rubber band model aeroplanes and micro RC balsa wood aeroplanes and gliders simply as a playful pastime. Hours of fun can be enjoyed building the model and then launching the plane skyward and watching it glide noiselessly through the air until it lands gently on a soft grassy surface. Unfortunately some landings are not perfect and might veer off course onto hard ground where a wing can snap on heavy impact, bringing model aircraft flight to an abrupt halt, to the chagrin of the young flyer. Fixing the broken wing can present a challenge considering the number of possible glues claiming the capability to repair it. Traditionally none have provided a comprehensive and permanent adhesion solution, with the wing breaking again on landing, soon after repairs. Thankfully a revolutionary super glue has been developed by a Company named CT1 that is both effective, long lasting and safe.

A strong effective adhesive comes to the rescue

The brainchild of CT1, Superfast Plus is used widely in the Construction Industry and across all other industrial sectors including medical and food. It is also used extensively in domestic settings and has become a go to glue for DIY enthusiasts and house-holds in general. Its dispenser nozzle enables the delivery of a fine filament of super glue to the exact target area – in this instance along the broken serrated edge of the balsa wood plane wing. It is advised by CT1 to use a light application of another Company product, Superfast Activator, to treat the porous wood before using Superfast Plus to provide the best bonding configuration. This process provides a high tensile strength bond that is very effective and allows the balsa wood model plane to be airborne very soon after application. Superfast Plus overcomes the repair challenge with great efficiency and precision.The once broken wing no longer proves to be a kill joy to the children’s fun as they enjoy hours of frivolity with their balsa wood model aircraft and gliders.This amazing glue’s versatility is testified by its range of applications across all industrial sectors, particularly the Construction Industry. It is also increasingly becoming a popular bonding solution in domestic and household situations, where new applications are appearing on a daily basis. Its host of attributes as an ethyl cyanoacrylate monomer include, resistance to temperature fluctuations, atmospheric conditions and shrinkage. It provides a very strong bond between most materials with the exception of polyethylene, polypropylene and fluorine containing plastic materials. Superfast Plus is a multi-tasked gluing solution that cures within seconds of application to provide an extremely strong bond. A very endearing product quality is its direct application from the cartridge with no mixing, heating or soldering – a genuinely effective and easily deliverable bonding solution for restoring broken model aircraft to their original condition.

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