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Old May 08, 2012, 10:13 AM
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Can anyone tell me what the material Ritewing supplies to cover the Zephyr 2? I'm looking for some coloured material instead of the clear.

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it's heat activated laminating film. you can find it at most office supply stores by the roll it's used to laminate paper/ pictures/ Id's etc.
I'm not sure exactly what brand he uses but here is a link to some it can range any where from $30 per roll to $80 depending on brand


http://www.laminate.com/p-67523-3-mi...ate-films.aspx
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Old May 08, 2012, 10:41 AM
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Finding coloured laminate of the same thickness/grade to that which Ritewing supply to date I believe has been impossible.
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Old May 08, 2012, 10:47 AM
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Finding coloured laminate of the same thickness/grade to that which Ritewing supply to date I believe has been impossible.
Does anyone know what brand Ritewing supplys ?
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Old May 08, 2012, 01:44 PM
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Keep in mind not all laminates are the same
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Old May 10, 2012, 11:08 AM
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It's not rocket science. If you want a light weight colored laminate, use Ultracote, if you want a heavy-duty colored laminate use Monokote. Those products have been around strengthening wings for decades. If you're in Europe, it's Oracover. There are dozens of brands. So long as you use large sheets that go from wing tip to center, and overlap in the center, you'll get similar strength from them as you would laminate. There aren't any super thick colored laminates like the 10 mil, at least that I'm aware of, but I don't believe Ritewing ships with that standard anyway.
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Old May 10, 2012, 12:49 PM
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ritewing's standard is 3mm but I think if asked He will ship 5 or 10mm
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Old May 10, 2012, 01:26 PM
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ritewing's standard is 3mm but I think if asked He will ship 5 or 10mm
this may help you guys

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I just thought I woul offer some knowledge here as its something I have seen people get confused with on other forums.

You will hear laminate quoted in mil and microns, people assume mil is an abbreviation of millimetre this is not the case.

1mil = 0.001" basically its the correct way of saying 1 thousandth of an inch. At work we say 1 thou, but its actually 1mil.

1micron is a metric measurement. so 1 micron = 0.001mm thats millimetre not mil and can be written mm

Simples I have seen it confused so many times on the forums I thought I would clear it up just incase.

For example the previous thread mentions 3mil lamminate. so thats 0.003" to convert to mm we times by 25.4.

0.003x25.4=0.0762mm or if we round it to make it a standard measurement we have 75microns.
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Old May 10, 2012, 05:18 PM
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the lam that ritewing ship is a serious element in the strengthening of the wing. way more than any of the thin coloured stuff out there
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Old May 16, 2012, 08:45 AM
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cloud surfing with rite wing zII. hope you LIKE IT.

Ritewing Zephyr ZII flies through the clouds 4000 FT FPV (4 min 38 sec)
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Old May 30, 2012, 05:46 AM
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Hmm - I couldn't see it because I was spazzing out too much to the dubby steppy stuff ;p

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Old Oct 17, 2012, 08:57 PM
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It's not rocket science. If you want a light weight colored laminate, use Ultracote, if you want a heavy-duty colored laminate use Monokote. Those products have been around strengthening wings for decades. If you're in Europe, it's Oracover. There are dozens of brands. So long as you use large sheets that go from wing tip to center, and overlap in the center, you'll get similar strength from them as you would laminate. There aren't any super thick colored laminates like the 10 mil, at least that I'm aware of, but I don't believe Ritewing ships with that standard anyway.
Being a long time flyer myself I too thought this "lam" was all marketing fanboy hype... After using it on my Z2 I wish I had discovered it earlier for my slope wings.
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Old Oct 18, 2012, 06:25 AM
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I get my lam here, great choices on weights and it works good. Affordable too!

http://www.coastalbusiness.com/laminatingrollfilm.aspx
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Old Dec 23, 2012, 09:08 PM
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Zii flies through. (3 min 6 sec)


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Old May 21, 2013, 06:25 PM
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Has anyone found a source for the glass spars that are used in the zephyr kit?
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