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Old Jan 12, 2002, 04:33 PM
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GOT a Wedgie now whats THE BEST & lightest iron on covering for EPS FOAM

im ready to build but cant decide on which covering to use .see ive heard of ultracote light or orcover as it iused to be called being the new kid on the block nowadays and there seems to be another one BUT I WANNA USE FLOURESENT COLORS does anybody make a low temp covering that will work on EPS FOAM
id be greatful for info being ive simply forgot what the lightest was ! thanks folks
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Old Jan 13, 2002, 12:57 AM
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... packing tape. tastes great, less filling!!!
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Old Jan 13, 2002, 01:32 AM
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Here in England, Solarfilm produce a covering called SoLite.

It does what it says on the packet, and does not need a lot of heat to shrink.

Availability in the US ?
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Old Feb 10, 2002, 03:02 AM
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Finished my wedgie with neon yellow monokote using an iron setting of 2.5. Went on fine without a hint of melting.
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Old Feb 10, 2002, 09:43 PM
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avoid chrome covering. my buddy had his first flight on his wedgie today, and as soon as he got up to altitude he completely lost radio contact, and the thing went spiraling into the ground at high speed. it was bizzare. there was hardly anyone else flying, and none of them were on his channel. we're not certain, but the chrome covering he used is the prime suspect at the moment...
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Old Feb 10, 2002, 10:07 PM
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There was a thread here a while ago about chrome coverings and receiver problems. See what Ben C says in http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...threadid=19902
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