Frequent Asked Questions
Using a correct glue is very important, otherwise the assembly could
result more difficult and the airplane could look ugly and wizened.
Suitable glue should have these qualities:-Accurate application. So
that you can easily apply a bead of glue over a narrow paper tab.
Testing different types of glue determined that transparent, liquid,
contact glues fit these requirements. They can be found at the "Glues"
section in big shopping centres and hardware stores. Examples:
In order to test a glue, spread a little over a sheet of paper, then stick a piece of paper over the glue, wait for two minutes and try to detach the piece or paper. If you unstick it easily, the glue is not suitable to assemble paper airplanes. Let the glue dry completely 30 min-1 hour. If the paper gets bended or wrinkled, that glue is definitely wrong for this purpose
|Testing some different types of glues produced
-Stick Glue is not accurate and bend the paper. It dries well though.
-Poly Glue for plastic models simply doesn't stick paper.
-Cyanoaclylate glue neither seems to paste paper.
-Wood glue dries too slow and bend the paper.
-Expanded Polystyrene glue dries too slow.
-Yellow contact glue is suitable but dirty.
-Balsa cement is clean, dries and stick well but it quite bends the paper.
-Finally, Transparent contact glue accomplish all requirements.
Typical office paper for general use, format Letter // DIN A4, with
basis weight of 20lb // 80gr/m2, may be the best. It is light enough
in order to assemble flying models, and it is easy to fold. Using thicker
paper will produce better looking models but heavier, and it will be
more difficult to fold them.
The product that you are purchasing is an e-book. It is a PDF document with airplane parts to print on paper with your printer. It also contains detailed step by step assembly instructions and flying guide. Just after the payment is done you will see in your screen a link to download the e-book to your computer. You will receive a confirmation e-mail with the same link. So don't expect to receive your order by postal mail. You must download it to your computer yourself after the payment was done.
Depending on the preferences you are looking for on the airplane, you will find some planes better than others. The following table compares four qualities among all airplanes of the PaperAircrafs collection. Of course these comparisons have nothing to do with the real airplanes nor with the same models in other collections.
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