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bogusbandit56
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I may as well. Although peeling the hotglue off of a servo is not hard, and oddly, even entertaining? .

Entertaining???? you are a strange fellow
You want to try peeling the hot glue off my servos after I have roughed them up with 60 grit abrasive.
I have to use a hot iron to get it off Trouble is the iron can make a real mess of your clothes if not cleaned properly
I like Malukk`s idea of taping them.
Just joking, I use my little solar film iron
Wot, no Depron?
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KK
Just be careful with the small 5g servos when taking tape off. Since some of them dont have screws on base, they easily come off.
I typically use isopropanol on the hot glue thats stuck to the mounting holes. Isopropanol makes it come off really easy but can also get inside the servo if applied too much
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bogusbandit56
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Just be careful with the small 5g servos when taking tape off. Since some of them dont have screws on base, they easily come off.
I typically use isopropanol on the hot glue thats stuck to the mounting holes. Isopropanol makes it come off really easy but can also get inside the servo if applied too much

Yes, good idea I use meths.
Wot, no Depron?
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Wildthing
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... shutup. I like this idea and thank you. I'm stealing it !!

DITTO,
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Wildthing
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Just be careful with the small 5g servos when taking tape off. Since some of them dont have screws on base, they easily come off.
I typically use isopropanol on the hot glue thats stuck to the mounting holes. Isopropanol makes it come off really easy but can also get inside the servo if applied too much

You just never cease to amaze me with your ideas.
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KK
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You just never cease to amaze me with your ideas.

I learn from folks just like you!
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tuckjohn
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I may as well. Although peeling the hotglue off of a servo is not hard, and oddly, even entertaining? .


I have to agree peeling hot glue off of servos and carbon rods is quite entertaining, but I'll also be taking that tape idea
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BadAxeFlyer
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Entertaining???? you are a strange fellow
You want to try peeling the hot glue off my servos after I have roughed them up with 60 grit abrasive.
I have to use a hot iron to get it off Trouble is the iron can make a real mess of your clothes if not cleaned properly
I like Malukk`s idea of taping them.
Just joking, I use my little solar film iron


it is. Its kinda like when you get sunburn, and then you peel, and you cant stop yourself from peeling your own skin. Oddly entertaining? And my Hotglue comes right off my servos, I dont want no part of roughed up servo's which make it harder. Thats why I use the hotglue on them. For ease of removing.
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Wildthing
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it is. Its kinda like when you get sunburn, and then you peel, and you cant stop yourself from peeling your own skin. Oddly entertaining? And my Hotglue comes right off my servos, I dont want no part of roughed up servo's which make it harder. Thats why I use the hotglue on them. For ease of removing.

I don't know about you. .

Sometimes the glue comes off easy and the next is chisel and hammer time.
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sirskyhi
A few things just to add here. First, I use hot glue all the time on Dave's planes it works great as long as you don't pour it on. It's especially great on the trainer planes. It holds up on those rough landings some of us make from time to time and it's just overall easier to use. Second, 91% Isopropyl Rubbing Alcohol work unbelievably well at removing hot glue. Just brush it on or pour on a small amount over the glue you want to remove and bingo it just peels off. And finally found this on tip on Flite Test's web page, A build DIY glue gun temperature controller, (https://www.flitetest.com/articles/temperature-control-for-hot-glue) Hope this helps someone.
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XDmToter
I haven't read all of the replies here, so If what I say has already been said, I apologize. I'm just responding to the original poster.

I've found that using a high temp glue gun and actually allowing it to melt the foam a little bit is a good thing. You are basically welding the two pieces of foam together at that point. If the glue doesn't melt the foam, and just stays on the surface, you will be able to peel that glue right back off once it is cooled.
By allowing it to melt the foam a little bit, the glue and the foam are permanently fused together. If it does break at the glue joint, you will find that the break is actually a break in the foam Next to the glue joint, and not the glue separating from the foam.

If your glue gun is melting more than a sixteenth inch of foam (or about 1 mm), then yes; your glue gun is too hot, or you are laying down too heavy of a bead of glue. A larger volume of glue has more thermal mass, and will melt more foam before it cools. More glue does not translate to a stronger joint.

Also, avoid touching the foam with the hot metal tip of the glue gun. That metal tip can transfer a lot more heat a lot faster than the glue by itself, and Will melt your foam more than you would like.
Unless of course, you are doing it intentionally to melt a nice round hole all the way through your foam. I've been known to do that to make servo wire routing holes.

I use the Arrow TR550 40 Watt glue gun, and it has been perfect for building with Model Plane Foam, Depron, Fan Fold, and Adams Rediboard. It will get too hot if I let it sit for too long without using it, but as long as I use it every few minutes the temp stays just right.
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Argonath
I've been using this one for years and never had a problem with melting foam ever.

Something that takes a bit of practice is pushing the bead of glue along without melting the foam. Much like applying silicon, you push the bead ahead of the glue gun but you need to make sure that you don't touch the metal tip to the foam or get it too close as it will definitely melt the foam regardless of what wattage the glue gun is.

D.I.L.L.I.G.A.F.
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