Originally Posted by John Cole
You guys may already know about this detail, but thought I'd mention it anyway. My early Alpina build instructions recommend sanding away much of the veneer from the tail surfaces. Also mentioned is sanding the veneer thinner towards the wing tips, all to help shave off weight.
I believe carefully applied glass will weigh approx to film, but as already mentioned, paint will really rack up the grams.
Yeah good point.
I think the reason is also beacuase the tail is quite far from the nose, so in order not to aff too much ballast in the nose to get a good CG, you have to save much as possible in the tail.
I agree that paitn weight is much more than glass
My idea was light glass + vynil film.