The fuselage glue together nicely with white Gorilla glue. The tail, on the other hand, was a problem. The foam was crushed in one area making it really difficult to glue it back together straight. I decided to insert a small carbon fiber reinforcement to keep it straight.
|Carbon strip recycled from a RIP aircraft|
|Sizing it up|
I chose to insert the carbon in the natural joint between the vertical stabilizer and the fuselage foam pieces. I had to use an X-acto knife to lengthen and deepen the slot to make room for the carbon strip.
I manually held the tail as straight as possible, inserted the carbon strip, then wicked in some foam-safe thin CA. Once the strip was tacked into place, I filled the slot with some thick foam-safe CA and used some accelerator to cure it.