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Old Jan 09, 2016, 10:17 PM
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EZ Arf Construction

Remember the old EZ Arf planes that were skinned with a thin layer of foam board laminated with a pre-printed mylar surface? Great Planes also made some with this construction, as did Hobbico, Lyon, Indy and others. Anyway, I was wondering how they actually produced that covering and whether I could duplicate it somehow. I have had a few of these planes and really like the look. The planes were all designed so that there were no compound curves - so the skins wrap easily. I don't know if they originally heated and wrapped these planes or what? Any ideas?
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Old Jan 10, 2016, 02:41 AM
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I think the slope guys use some thin self adhesive PET film or laminating film or something to cover foam wings to get a stiff surface, perhaps you could use that together with Depron or something.

I had a Pilot Sukhoi with an OS four stroke in it, it was a little small to be light enough for realistic slow moving flight but it thundered away like a harley davidson in the sky - I have never had anything flat spin quite like that, 3 times beyond recovery was one time too much.. I loved it.
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Old Jan 10, 2016, 09:48 PM
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Hi, thanks for that lead. I did a little searching and found what you were talking about, very similar to what I was looking for. Thank you.
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If you haven't already found it, do a thread title search on .... doculam.

Plenty of thread on it.

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