Thread: Help! Silk vs Iron on
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Old Oct 09, 2012, 03:04 AM
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Hi Cliff, all this has been discussed many times over the past 30-odd years!
The only doubt that needs clearing is that you have to decide whether the basic aircraft structures actually need the rigidity contributed by a doped finish, or are they sufficiently rigid, on their own, to accept the lesser rigidity of iron-on? This especially refers to the flying surfaces of course. Most of us won't know the kits you mention, so only you can decide.
If the designs are reasonably robust, you'll be OK with iron-on. If in doubt, a fabric "tex" iron-on will be slightly more rigid than smooth film.
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