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Old Oct 20, 2003, 09:22 AM
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Ah! Solatex – one of my favourites – very easy to use and very strong. I had been sacred that it would shrink too much for such a light structure, or just be too heavy. But you seem to have proved both worries unnecessary. I was going to use Litespan which I have had success with on smaller models. I know others, including Mr Rake himself, favour the use of film flattened with Prymol – not something that appeals to me I must say.

I would be interested to know how much more yours weighs than the target weight. I’m not too worried about a lack of power as I’m going to use a 17 turn motor and 6:1 gearbox. However, I am worried that too large an increase in wing loading would destroy the planes flying characteristics.

I’ll have to do some research on “Superfabric”

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