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Offline Motorman

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Covering Material
« on: May 09, 2020, 09:56:28 PM »
What would you cover a combat wing with for sport flying. Want something that will stand up to landings. I was considering Sig Koverall or silk but don't like doping too much. I was wondering how Monokote holds up.

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Re: Covering Material
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2020, 04:53:58 AM »
Monokote works good!

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Re: Covering Material
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2020, 09:29:29 AM »
I use clear mylar over poly-ester fabric from fabric store.  Also use mod-podge to put the fabric down.  Do a search and you will see some of my planes. D>K
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Re: Covering Material
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2020, 11:58:35 AM »
I've used Koveral for years as it super easy to apply with the Stixit adhesive and it makes a great bag to carry all the parts home in.  For a quick and cheap finish on them I use Minwax water based polycrylic applied with a foam brush, spray on some Rustoleum for trim then give the parts that will get fuel with spray can Minwax polyurethane.  It works out at about the same weight as nylon or heavy silk but much tougher and if you do manage to dent it heat tightens it right up again.

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Re: Covering Material
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2020, 12:41:11 PM »
MM search back a bit for Bob Mears methods in the combat section

also seriously consider Larry Renger's two stage very durable method...doc above mentions his variation
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