Inventor of cya glue dies

By Don McKay

Today (March 28, 1010) is a sad day for our hobby/sport of model airplane as the inventor of "Super Glue," Harry Coover, died at the age of 94.

Harry led the team at Eastman Kodak that discovered, in 1951, cynoacrylates that made our hobby much easier. Not many model airplanes exist today that do not have some of his invention in them. Without his invention we would still be using white glue or getting high on Ambroid and it would take at least twice as long to build and fix our planes.

Last year, Harry recived a "Technology Award" from President Obama.

Here is a link to an article about Harry Coover.

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