Originally Posted by rhodesengr
hmmm. I just measured the thickness of the lam that came in my kit and some orange Monokote. The Monokote is thicker, .003 vs .002 for the CTH lam. Hard to understand why the thinner lam would be stronger.
I think the laminate is just plain tougher. Monkote will tear once the surface is breached, kind of like plain packing tape does. Apply the two layer and go with it, Lee knows what works
If you tape it or go nuts making it any other way you may add too much tail weight and will be forced to add nose weight even with a large battery. It needs to be strong but it also needs to be light. That is also why you slice the hinge tape and some of the other tape strips in half, save weight were is can be saved.