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Old 01-26-2020, 02:32 PM
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I am going to try something different, a small electric a control line stunt plane. What is a good lightweight covering material? Ultracote light? Others?

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Old 01-31-2020, 06:25 AM
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two of the lightest I have used is pvc and cellophane. They dont have adhesive so you will have to glue it into place. I use 3m77. Cellophane can be purchased at any gift shop, wallmart, florest shop, etc. I get my pvc from ebay. I use 75 gauge for my combat planes, but some 60 gauge outa be super light and good enough for stunt.
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Originally Posted by Bob Mears View Post
........... I get my pvc from ebay. I use 75 gauge for my combat planes, but some 60 gauge outa be super light and good enough for stunt.
Is there a brand name? How is it listed? Does it heat shrink?
I guess I'm not quite sure how to search and how to evaluate the material. I've found PVC film, but so far, nothing about the thickness.
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I have the same question Bob Mears Please advise.
Old 03-16-2020, 07:04 AM
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Sorry for the delay. Been in Hawaii for a couple of weeks. This link will take you to an ebay of the covering. 75 is the thin stuff and what you will want. Sometimes you can find 60 and that would be great for a 1/2A, but I've used the 75 on 1/2A's and it works fine too. 100 is way too heavy. Shrink it with a hair drier. Doesnt take much heat.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/10-to-36-PV...8c4c25bc88bdd7
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Originally Posted by Bob Mears View Post
Sorry for the delay. Been in Hawaii for a couple of weeks. This link will take you to an ebay of the covering. 75 is the thin stuff and what you will want. Sometimes you can find 60 and that would be great for a 1/2A, but I've used the 75 on 1/2A's and it works fine too. 100 is way too heavy. Shrink it with a hair drier. Doesnt take much heat.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/10-to-36-PV...8c4c25bc88bdd7
I see that is doculam laminating film. Iím using it on my current dlg Iím building. 1.5 mil is good light stuff super cheep.

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Yep. Doculam lightweight and cheap. Can use a light spray of paint on the underside befor applying, and or scuff teh outside up and paint it once applied.

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