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Old 10-08-2006, 06:20 PM
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Is there a company that makes a covering that is checkerboard? I was told you can weave covering, but that sounds quite time consuming. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.
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Old 10-08-2006, 06:33 PM
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http://www.horizonhobby.com/Search/D...squares&CatId=

Good stuff... easy to work with and so much simpler than cutting a bazillion squares

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I've used Ultracote checkerboard in a couple of different size checkers and different color combinations. It works great.
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I've used Ultracote checkerboard in a couple of different size checkers and different color combinations. It works great.

Will Ultracote stick to Monokote?
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Will Ultracote stick to Monokote?
Yes it will... you can't use trim solvent with ultracote so you must iron it down. Utracote applies at a lower temp than moneykote so that's not a big deal... it also won't out gas like moneykote so you don't end up with a bunch of air bubbles as long as you dont'trap air as you iron it down. laying the trim piece down with some windex and working it smooth with a squeegee before hitting it with your iron helps.

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ORIGINAL: jsn ". . . Yes it will... you can't use trim solvent with ultracote so you must iron it down. . . . John
Okay, thanks, John. I've used monokote quite a bit, but never tried ultracote.


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I've used monokote quite a bit, but never tried ultracote.
You are going to be surprised and pleased with the Ultracote.
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Depending on how "exacting" you are, you could also use checkerboard shelf liner (back peels off, adhesive is already on the paper) sold in stores like Dollar Store. A buck for 10ft and sticks like crazy. Did that on my somethin' extra and it looked great.
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Old 10-09-2006, 06:31 PM
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thanks for all the input.
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Old 10-14-2006, 11:25 PM
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Just my humble opinion.... small and medium checkerboard patterns fade out to gray at a distance.
I've used Ultracoat 2" black and white checks and it was unrecognizable as such over 200' away when placed on the bottom of the wing unless the sun was reflecting off of it.

The only pattern I've been able to recognize at a distance was the red and white bottom of a Ucando with it's huge checkerboard pattern.
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Old 10-15-2006, 07:42 AM
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I agree with Expo. I wouldnt use checkerboard to help distinguish the plane in flight. It does fade to grey. However on the ground it looks great. I think a Ryan STA looks some kind of cool with the checkerboard.

I would do checkerboard on a plane now that I have a little more confidence in my flying and dont need a super wide trainer type strip beneath the wing to know if the plane is up or down! A year ago it was a different story.

So mob that is good advise from expo.
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