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Old Jan 10, 2013, 03:34 AM
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Noob skinning question

HI all,

Monster site! I imagine this has been asked before, I've a had a quick scan but not found anything useful - thought it might be a sticky.

About 10 years ago, I built a balsa glider from a kit with my then young son, forget the name/make now but quite rare as everything was foam RTF at the time. Lots of finishing required, the fuselage is shy of 1M, wings each about 1.25M. A thing of beauty to look at. However, even though I'd purchased solarfilm to skin it with, I was terrified of ruining my work. Having since learnt to fly the real thing, I've the urge to complete the model.

Anyway, I've shelled out for some more film and a variable temperature covering iron (as opposed to using Me Julie's clothes iron) aren't they cheap now? 1/3 of the price and better than when I built the plane.

I've watched a few youtube videos, but can you guys tell me what schoolboy errors I should look out for, because I would hate to ruin such an elegant collection of sticks & glue.

BTW Loving the naked wood thread

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