Building Tip of the Week: Wicking the Motor Box

Posted by aerobeez On August - 27 - 2014

Hello Aerobeez Pilots! Welcome to the our 3rd installment of Pete’s Tip of the Week. These tips will help with all types of model building, even if you don’t own an Aerobeez plane or have yet to take the first step into becoming an RC pilot. The intention is to help you improve your model building, set-up, and eventually flying skills.

So without further ado, today’s tip will focus on: Wicking the Motor Box.


This tip will significantly assists in the overall strength of the motor box and any other areas of the fuselage.  The technique is called “wicking”. Apply thin CA (super glue) with a fine tip glue applique cap. Do this to all the connecting areas you can see on the motor box.  The glue will basically be absorbed into the wood and the connecting areas.  If you see the CA absorb super quickly, move on to another area to wick and then come back and wick CA to the same areas again.  You want to see the CA stay a bit wet on the surface and allow it to air dry.  NOTE: Do not use any CA accelerant!  When the motor box has dried on all sides, it will have a much stronger tolerance for the larger gas engines vibration and high-G maneuvers.

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