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Best Glue for Cold Temps

Hi all. First post. I have a lot to learn and I'm sure there are many "professors" here to help me out. First question...

I'm about to build a set of ski's for an RC airplane to fly off and land on snow and ice. The ski itself will be Birch Plywood at 1/32nd thickness. The spine, made of Pine, will glue to the ski.

What is the best glue for use in cold temps.??... 0 degrees and above.
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I may have answered my own question with an internet search.

Will Titebond III do the job.??
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Hi all. First post. I have a lot to learn and I'm sure there are many "professors" here to help me out. First question...

I'm about to build a set of ski's for an RC airplane to fly off and land on snow and ice. The ski itself will be Birch Plywood at 1/32nd thickness. The spine, made of Pine, will glue to the ski.

What is the best glue for use in cold temps.??... 0 degrees and above.
Most adhesives I am familiar with, temperature is of relatively little consequence once cured. Storage needs to be above freezing and application and curing time roughly room temperature. Titebond III should be just fine.

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Most adhesives I am familiar with, temperature is of relatively little consequence once cured. Storage needs to be above freezing and application and curing time roughly room temperature. Titebond III should be just fine.
Thanks for that. You answered my next question... Temp needed at the time I apply the glue.

From the workshop into the house I will go. To glue.
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I've also been looking at building skis for an r/c plane (a HobbyZone Champ), and I've pretty well settled on CA glue, since it would also provide a little extra strengthening and waterproofing to the wood as it soaks in.
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On the label, most adhesives that I use specify minimum mixing/application temperature.
Most chemical reactions (because that's what they are) need some heat energy to cure.
Often, RT (room temp = 20C/68F) or a little better is enough.
For consumer glues, it has been planned that way. The reaction speed is about Q10 = 2.
That means for every 10C change, the speed changes by a factor of 2, more or less.
For test tube versions of biochemical reactions, about 2.3.

We brewed our own epoxy from the basic components so the open time would be hours.
Over night at 60C/140F to polymerize with the best dimentional stability.

Build your skiis at RT. Once done, they should be OK to 0F.
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