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Old Aug 28, 2015, 10:57 PM
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Hi guys I am building my first scale glider and was wondering what is everybody using to cover the wings with?
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Old Aug 29, 2015, 02:18 AM
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solartex, oratex, sig coverall or ceconite. i will say use natural solartex and paint it as the coloured stuff is quite see through. the others need painting anyway with a flexable paint.
http://www.ceconite.com/index.htm
https://www.oracover.de/index.php/ka..._covering.html

if its a glass ship use oracover or glass the wings with epoxy and 25gsm glass fabric then paint with a high build primer or better still spray filler then top coat with gloss 2k

http://www.glasurit.com/uk/glasurit-...spray-filler-0
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Old Sep 03, 2015, 05:32 PM
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I will use solartex natural.Where do you buy this stuff?
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Old Sep 03, 2015, 06:56 PM
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Buy a 10m roll direct from the factory in England
I painted my glider with modern car paint. I applied 3 coats in a day in my garage. the stuff is fantastic but you will need a mask.
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Old Sep 03, 2015, 11:29 PM
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+Solartex

AMR in Quebec is the best source for Solartex.
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Old Sep 04, 2015, 08:12 AM
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Thanks D2 I will check them out.
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Old Sep 07, 2015, 02:57 AM
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If you have a hard time getting Solartex and need an alternative I have several rolls of Doculam and could give you enough to cover your sailplane.

PM me if you need it.


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