|Apr 30, 2004, 02:17 AM|
SolarTex Covering Material Anyone
Perhaps some of you have read my post here : http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=225668
Well I'm going to give it a shot. Fixing the wing that is! I did some reading tonight on covering material and ran into a Brand named "Solartex". It's touted for it's strength. Nothing is metioned as it's ease to apply. It does come in the Cream color I'm looking for.
Would this covering be ok for a small parkflyer like the Wattage Eindecker? Or is it 2 heavy?
I guess I'm looking for a brand name suggestion to a tuff covering material <in Cream!> thats easy to apply.
Man.... Looks like another on-line purchase!!
Tommy in NY
|Apr 30, 2004, 03:04 AM|
Solartex is a British product; It's an iron-on fabric covering that will probably be too heavy for the average parkflyer.
Check out http://www.solarfilm.co.uk for all their products - something like their litespan may be more appropriate.
|Sep 26, 2008, 01:55 PM|
If it's the same stuff I covered my Telemaster with in the 80's it's really cool and I loved working with it. The ad for it showed a tennis ball covered with it. It was the best stuff I've ever used for compound curves. The problem was weight! I wouldn't try it again on anything smaller than a .60 sized plane. Covering with sheet aluminum would probably be lighter. Don't even consider it on a parkflyer!
|Sep 26, 2008, 10:00 PM|
We use it a lot on slopers. Works a treat and pretty tough to boot.
Another thing about it besides going around compound curves is its affinity to taking Krylon poof can paint.
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