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Old 03-22-2007, 10:15 AM
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I am ready to cover portions of my 84" W/S Procter Antic.

I need a source and description of the Silk to use and method of application.

Please advise.

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Old 03-22-2007, 05:29 PM
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sig should have it or you can use Koverall.I believe there is a thread in the Q&A forum that gives the details and suplies needed
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Old 03-22-2007, 06:44 PM
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For a comphensive explanation of how to cover with silk see the October 1993 issue of Model Aviation.
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Old 03-22-2007, 08:04 PM
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Do a search of this forum. There have been several extensive discussions.
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Old 03-23-2007, 09:30 AM
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Thai silk; 021F 5 momme works fine @$2.50 rather that $12 or $13

http://www.thaisilks.com/index.php?cPath=1_2

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https://www.modelaircraft.org/Member...ge_article.htm

October 1993

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Old 03-23-2007, 12:11 PM
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you might check your local Wal Mart, fabric dept. they have a super supply and the gals are real help full. dick
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Old 03-23-2007, 11:16 PM
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AMA archives...silk article

The AMA archives for October 1993 Silk Covering are not scanned correctly...after the 8th or so page, the rest of the pages are not scanned...pages start over...screw up.

Several years ago the AMA archives were the amateur hour...looked like some amater in a big hurry was putting an old issue on a cheap scanner....things don't seem to be much better.

The ARTICLE seems to be very comprehensive, will go back to read it as far as it goes...

Silk is great stuff. I have 40 year old models, stored out of the sunlight, they are still useable...after being patched...look great anyway.

Hope to try some of the THAI silk with the gallon of nitrate I bought from Aircraft Spruce last year...about 34 bucks...not including the drive out and back...!

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Old 03-24-2007, 09:35 AM
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I have only 7 pages from the original article. Granted I took a few of the single columns and pasted them on to one page. Point being, at 8 pages, you cannot be missing much.

Pete: Make sure your nitrate is the "taughtening" flavor.

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Old 03-24-2007, 10:39 AM
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The AMA archives are very well set up now. I just checked the article and all of the pages are appearing clearly.
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Old 03-24-2007, 02:34 PM
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Old 03-26-2007, 08:28 PM
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Don't expect Habotai silk from Thai Silks to work like the stuff used in the AMA article. It shrinks very little, as disussed in several threads. I just finished a Four Star 60 with it and found it to be quite a challenge to do on such a large plane. I did that after experimenting on some smaller wings first, and still had difficulty. Make up a couple test frames first and be sure to have an undercambered one so you can find out if it will work for you on your project. Jim
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Old 03-27-2007, 09:29 AM
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It works for me. Just make sure that you have taughtening dope, not non-taughtening.

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