Thread: Balsaloc
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Old 11-11-2005, 02:41 PM
donkey doctor
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Default RE: Balsaloc

Hello; thanks for all the replys, wow those covering pix are great. I have a DC3 too that I went all out on, but I think that you did a fantastic job. I have noticed that the ultra cote that we are getting now has "Oracover" stamped on the edges. I was wondering if perhaps there is a "use by" date on 21st century covering. It seems that, no matter what I try, I can't get it to work for me. It's not inexperience, as I have built more then 20 kits and 5 or 6 scratch built planes, and had no trouble covering any of them. I used "Tyvek" on my scratch built Speedy Bee. I thinned white carpenter's glue and painted it on, then cut and attached the Tyvek just like it was any other covering, then went over it with a heat gun to tighten it up.

I got the balsaloc to thin down by stirring it up and putting it in the microwave oven for 12 seconds, then stirring it again.