Frequent Asked Questions

What glue should I use to assemble these paper airplanes?


What paper should I use to print these models?


I placed my order some time ago and I haven't received my models yet.



What glue should I use to assemble these paper airplanes?

Using a correct glue is very important, otherwise the assembly could result more difficult and the airplane could look ugly and wizened. A suitable glue should have these features:
-Accurate application. So that you can easily put a string of glue over a narrow paper tab.
-Transparent. The airplane will look better if too much glue is applied and it overflows tabs' boundaries.
-It should dry fast enough. Two minutes keeping a part in place should give the glue enough strenght to release the part and go for the next.
-It should dry slow enough. The glue must allow during a time to shift a part to its correct position before it gets hardened.
-And most important: The glue must not bend or wrinkle the paper.

Testing different types of glue determined that transparent, liquid, contact glues fit these requirements. You may find them at "glues section" in big shopping centres and hardware stores.

In order to test a glue, spread a little over a sheet of paper, then put a piece of paper over the glue, wait 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 these results:
-Stick Glue is not accurate and bend the paper. It dries well though.
-Poly Glue for plastic models simply don't paste paper.
-Cyanoaclylate glue neither seem to paste paper.
-Wood glue dry 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 paste well but it quite bends the paper.
-Finally, Transparent contact glue accomplish all requirements.

What paper should I use to print these paper airplanes?

Typical office paper for general use, format Letter // DIN A4, with basis weight 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.
Printing quality should be normal or draft. Too much ink on common paper could wrinkle it.

I placed my order some time ago and I haven't received my models yet

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. Yourself must download it to your computer after the payment was done.

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