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Old 12-04-2004, 07:45 AM
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Hi all

My Patriot XL is close to being ready to cover. I am not sure just how I will do the Patriot, but I was thinking of do her in Worldtex. A single color (white) and the rest by painting. The Worldtex is strong, and is easy to work with.

What do you think about the Worldtex?

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Old 12-04-2004, 08:31 AM
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Monokote is the only way to go with this in my opinion. World tex is a good covering for a fabric covered type airplane. I think you would have to paint everything because in spite of what they say the stuff is not all that fuel resistant. Its kinda porus without paint and gets dirty easily. Monokote it and you will avoid a lot of problems.
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I was planning to use a primer before covering the Patriot. The reason I thought of useing the worldtex is the strong-ness of it. No wrinkles and it takes more that a stiff blade or grass to put a hole in it. I have seen great pilots on a low pass and the engine die and a hard dead stick resulted in tore covering. I have never used it, but from what I have seen it takes a whole lot more that a hard landing to ripp or punch a hole. Again, I have never used it, so I have a friend with 30 years experience in covering that is going to cover it in the world tex for me. He also agrees that the world tex will serve great. Not the most beautiful covering but last. W#ould you paint all of the woerlstex even if a primer was used before covering.

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How heavy is the Worldtex,primer, and paint compared to monokote?
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