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Old Dec 24, 2014, 11:52 AM
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Fiberglass reinforced laminate?

Is there such a thing as an iron-on fiberglass reinforced laminate? I didn't find any.

It could be thinner, lighter, and stronger than New Stuff laminate.
An RC covering company like Oracover could sell it in a variety of colors.

Fiberglass cloth that thin may not exist.
And maybe developing the machinery to manufacture it would be too costly.
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Old Dec 24, 2014, 02:18 PM
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The closest thing would be Solartex. I think it uses a dacron cloth instead of a glass cloth. Solartex is quite strong and is a pretty good covering for EPP.
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Old Dec 24, 2014, 03:23 PM
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Thanks TFLG.

The Solarfilm product information page says Solartex is:
POLYESTER WOVEN FABRIC, 85 - 105 grams/sq meter
http://www.solarfilm.co.uk/_includes...0A%20CHART.pdf
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Is there such a thing as an iron-on fiberglass reinforced laminate? I didn't find any.

It could be thinner, lighter, and stronger than New Stuff laminate.
An RC covering company like Oracover could sell it in a variety of colors.

Fiberglass cloth that thin may not exist.
And maybe developing the machinery to manufacture it would be too costly.
What would be the benefit of such a material.

It would be thin and brittle. It would be too thin to be strong so it would be prone to cracking if applied to anything other than wood that was not very flexible.

What would be the application?
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Old Yesterday, 10:53 PM
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Hi aeajr,

It could be used like New Stuff, covering EPP wings.

Fiberglass is stronger than plastic.
The thinnest New Stuff laminate is 1.7mil.
Would glass-reinforced plastic that thin crack?
That would explain why no one makes it.

Another possibility is nylon film backed by fiber glass cloth, similar to bidirectional filament tape.
That would be abrasion resistant and stretch resistant.
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Ha ha. Bulletproof.
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Hi aeajr,

It could be used like New Stuff, covering EPP wings.

Fiberglass is stronger than plastic.
The thinnest New Stuff laminate is 1.7mil.
Would glass-reinforced plastic that thin crack?
That would explain why no one makes it.

Another possibility is nylon film backed by fiber glass cloth, similar to bidirectional filament tape.
That would be abrasion resistant and stretch resistant.
Are you talking about something that remains flexible, like fiberglass reinforced tape. Or are you talking about something that would become rigid with heat like the skin on a fiberglass wing?
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Are you talking about something that remains flexible, like fiberglass reinforced tape. Or are you talking about something that would become rigid with heat like the skin on a fiberglass wing?
A covering that remains flexible like New Stuff.
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Pretty sure the Batsuit is not bulletproof. See http://www.comicvine.com/batman/4005...batman-744290/

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