MINI;REVIE WS OF EDITORS’ FAVORI TES
Specifically designed for EPP and EPO foam
planes, this glue has many other possible uses.
Depending on the temperature, surface type, and
the amount used, it takes anywhere from 15 to
30 minutes to dry. You can use it like a contact
adhesive: just add Foam-Cure to each piece, let
it air dry for about 5 to 10 minutes, and then join
the pieces together. ;e Foam-Cure will act like
contact cement with a fast initial tack.
Even though it’s not fast-bonding like CA,
Foam-Cure is a silicone-based adhesive that
remains flexible and dries clear after 10 hours.
When capped securely, it has a good shelf life;
my test bottle has been on the self for almost
four months, and I didn’t have any problems
using it to repair my wife’s shoes recently. Also,
not long ago, I used it as canopy glue, and it does
make a solid bond and dry crystal clear. I added
LED lights to my plane and this is great glue to
use for that purpose. It also does a great job
keeping wires in place. I’m sure you’ll find many
other uses for this great glue. A 1-ounce bottle
costs $2.79; a 4-ounce bottle is $4.99.
ICE;MAN GYRO BL;3GRC
Bluelight Technologies has released a new 3-axis gyro compatible
with both aircraft and multi-copters. ;eir new system comes
complete with all equipment to add a full
stabilization system to your model. With
a full instruction manual, USB adapter
allowing PC setup, receiver to unit cables,
and a CD disk, this setup and installation
only takes about 20-30 minutes.
;is unit will allow stability of pitch,
roll, and yaw (elevator, aileron, and
rudder). ;e ICE-MAN can be turned on
and o; by the pilot with the flip of a switch
when not needed. Features like 2-position
gain settings, head locking, spin recovery,
and cross-wind takeo; assistance are
just a few of many items you can program
into this compact, easy-to-install system.
;e ICE-MAN will support up to six servos and will work with
all radio brands. In fact, a simple 4-channel radio can provide the
basic commands to the receiver and the ICE-MAN can be user
programmed to give the modeler features of flight typically only
seen with higher-end computer radios.
;e ICE-MAN can be updated online from the Bluelight
Technologies website (bluelight-tech.
com) when new software is available. I
found the flight performance out of the
box after a simple setup to give great
control, without the overpowering gyro
feel, with minor adjustments. Takeo;s
are now rudder input free and will travel
straight down the runway. In flight, the
gyro should really give the pilot a feel for
the model they can enjoy.
So, if you have a model that you have
shelved because it is a bit twitchy or
unstable, take a look at the new ICE-MAN
Gyro BL-3GRC. If you are looking for a
nice premium stabilization system that
won’t break the bank, this unit is certainly a great value priced at
$69.95 —Aaron Strietzel