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Old Sep 14, 2014, 01:37 PM
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Hi Geoff.
Your plane is looking great!
If I remember correctly, you covered this model with Hobby King covering material?
How is this material holding out, now that the model has been out in the sun a few times?

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Old Sep 15, 2014, 11:03 AM
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Hello again Magne;

The Hobby King covering is definitely not as durable as Ultracote. There are a few spots where the color layer is delaminating. It seems about equivalent to resisting puckering in the sun. I have re-shrunk in a few places but no more that I need to with other planes. The advantage to the HK covering (other than price) is that if you other 10 meters then you are likely to get a single 10 meter roll. This meant that I could get away with fewer seams.



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Hi Geoff.
Your plane is looking great!
If I remember correctly, you covered this model with Hobby King covering material?
How is this material holding out, now that the model has been out in the sun a few times?

Regards,
Magne
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Old Sep 15, 2014, 11:25 AM
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The advantage to the HK covering (other than price) is that if you other 10 meters then you are likely to get a single 10 meter roll. This meant that I could get away with fewer seams.
I have ordered 10 meter rolls of Solartex, For my Cub and also my DR-1. Also 21st Century fabric can be ordered in 15 foot rolls. I have a few of them for my T-Craft.
Both are a fabric based covering. I think it replicates the fabric of the full size a little better than any of the shinny plastic films.
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Old Sep 16, 2014, 11:51 AM
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I contemplated using Solartex but the blue did not seem to be a good color match. Also the cost difference was staggering!

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I have ordered 10 meter rolls of Solartex, For my Cub and also my DR-1. Also 21st Century fabric can be ordered in 15 foot rolls. I have a few of them for my T-Craft.
Both are a fabric based covering. I think it replicates the fabric of the full size a little better than any of the shinny plastic films.
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Old Sep 18, 2014, 06:54 AM
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Thanks Geoff.
Yes, there is a significant cost difference for a large plane like this.
Therefore it is a great shame if the product is not holding up in the long run.
Maybe the extra price is worth paying.

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Old Sep 18, 2014, 10:50 AM
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Thanks Geoff.
Yes, there is a significant cost difference for a large plane like this.
Therefore it is a great shame if the product is not holding up in the long run.
Maybe the extra price is worth paying.

Magne
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I think so especially when it's a scale fabric covered airplane. I've recovered 3 ARF's now; as my first building step. I just think it looks better when the airplane has more of a fabric look.
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Old Sep 20, 2014, 12:26 PM
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In the future I may recover but after two seasons the current covering is still pretty much perfect. I of course see every imperfection.

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Thanks Geoff.
Yes, there is a significant cost difference for a large plane like this.
Therefore it is a great shame if the product is not holding up in the long run.
Maybe the extra price is worth paying.

Magne
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