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Old 08-03-2004, 09:53 AM   #21
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During my first ever build I dripped a big puddle of CA on the table. Not knowing, I set my elbow in the puddle while holding some parts together to the time the parts were dry my arm was stuck to the table.....was fun trying to get the CA debonder a few feet away I was only about 12 then and I was scared that I was gonna be stuck there until dad came home!

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Old 08-03-2004, 11:13 AM   #22
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man this is an awsome thread,I have teers running down my face from laughing.
The worst thing I ever did is when I opened up my first bottle of thin CA.I was holding the bottle in one hand and a Xacto knife in the other to cutt off the end of the tip of the bottle.anyway to make a story short,I glued both my eyes


there is one stunt most of us aren't proud of
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Old 08-03-2004, 12:29 PM   #23
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I'm sure many of us have done this. I know I've done it twice. Finished a covering job worthy to be proud of and while putting the last screw in the aileron servo the screw driver slipped and went right through the wing. Actually the first time I did it I had just finished trimming the last edge of covering on my wing and dropped the exacto knife right through. Now I use single edged razor blades for covering.

If you don't have time to do it right this time, how are you going to have time to do it again?
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Old 08-03-2004, 03:40 PM   #24
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Scared myself silly once...
I was cleaning up my airbrush, an external mix, and used my little two ounce jar of assorted thinners. (It was a few weeks worth of acetone, pactra thinners and paints, laquer thinner, and God only knows what else)

Hooked it up to the compressor and tried shooting some thinner mix through it but nothing was coming out. I figured that the paint body was plugged so I gave it a little blow with my mouth against the paint syphone end. Unfortunately it wasn't the body that was blocked, but the breather hole on the jar. I heard the bubbles of my blow and before I could event think about the consequences as a jet of assorted chemicals was being shot down my throat.

I gagged and spit and immediately called the Poison Control number in the phone book. After relating the story to the lady on the other end of the line, and describing the contents as best I could, she indicated I would be alright as long as I didn't inhale any of it... I burped all afternoon and each time it smelled/tasted like paint thinner.
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Old 08-04-2004, 04:47 PM   #25
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Here's one of just carelessness.

Hanging up my work in progress (Sea Fury wing) which was hanging right behind the Beech Craft. Had to move the Beech foreward a bit to get it in. Wing fell out of my hands, the Beech followed it. Snapped the wing in half, snapped the tail off the Beech.

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Old 08-04-2004, 05:44 PM   #26
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I remember my first trainer/plane. It was a Hobbico Sturdy Birdy. What a piece of junk! Anyways I was at the point in the construction process where I had to coat the firewall in epoxy inorder to fuel proof it. The bottles of epoxy said "5 minutes" so i figured that after it fully cured in a hour i'd be good to go. So I put some epoxy on and take a break. Went at it the next evening and the epoxy hadn't hardened yet. I was only 12 at the time and I hadn't learned the value in reading the instructions. I quickly found out that it hardens much faster when you actually mix hardener with the epoxy. What a mess trying to get the epoxy off!

About a year after this I decided to build a Freedom 20. I took the motor out of the Sturdy Birdy (Magnum 25 GP, which was an amazingly tough, powerful motor) and put it in the Freedom. For some reason the motor wouldn't start. I was really puzzled because this motor had always worked very well. I tried to prime it by blowing in the exhaust line but for some reason it wasn't working. I changed the plug. Nothing. Tore the motor down and inspected it. Nothing. Took the fuel tank apart and checked it twice. Nothing. Took the carb apart and cleaned it. Still wouldn't work. Bought some fresh fuel and tried that. Nothing. All in all i bet I spent 10 hours trying to get the motor going but i just couldn't do it. Finally I checked the needle was fully closed. DOH! I opened it up about 3 turns and it started right up. I felt really stupid. Oh well. I learned my lesson.
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Old 08-04-2004, 06:31 PM   #27
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Originally Posted by voyager_663rd
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Try starting an engine backwords
With the close tolerances now, it happens 8 times out of 10 for me when flipping my 46 with a stick (happened today too on my 91fs).

Not so odd really. Just unintentional.
That makes me feel alot better!!!!
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Old 08-04-2004, 07:39 PM   #28
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Dang CA...........

My experience with CA is legendary............but the time I couldn't get the top off the bottle so I clenched it in my teeth and the whole end broke off..........that stuff ran down my chin and all my hairs on my chest stuck to my shirt and I looked like Buckwheat from the OUR GANG down I use pliers now.
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Old 08-08-2004, 01:00 PM   #29
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One of my favourites happened to a friend of mine. We were both fairly new to the hobby, and were beginning to realise the power of CA. I went over to his house one evening to help break in a new engine on one of his planes. We spent several minutes talking about the model in his basement before heading outside to run it in. While we were talking, I was sitting on a chair, and he was sitting on the workbench. When he got up to go outside, he realized he couldn't... he had been sitting on a bottle of thin CA!!! it took 4 hours and 2 bottles of acetone to get him "unstuck" from the workbench. It was definitely the funniest 4 hours of my life!!
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Old 08-14-2004, 11:31 PM   #30
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Yep... did a few. Had the balsa held in perfect position with my left hand and reached for the CA only to realize the tip was plugged, so I stuck the tip in my mouth to bite off the the plug... ended up sticking my tongue to the back of my front teeth!
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