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Old Aug 22, 2012, 11:01 AM
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Hey George,
Sorry to hear about your trials and tribulations on the covering job! But you got there in the end!
I don't have anywhere to work outside so the temperature is never an issue during covering as I'm working in the relative comfort of the A/C.

Of course the reverse is true when I'm out flying. The tissue and dope covered surfaces seem to fare very well, not appearing to be affected by heat or humidity to any great extent - although I'm not usually out in the heat of the day. It is often 40+ though.

The litespan type of coverings never seem to be so tight and do tend to go a little more slack if the plane is left in the sun for a while, but it tightens when the temperature returns to 'normal' levels.

Some of the heavier monokote / solarfilm coverings fare a little better, but still goes slack if I leave a model in the parked car for a few hours.

Waiting for the pictures!

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