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Old 03-25-2009, 07:34 AM
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What would be the lightest method of covering for an aerobatic airplane? Film or fiberglass and paint?
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Film.
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Default RE: Covering for aerobatic kit/scratch build.

Ultra cote is user friendly and has a nice selection of colors.Monokote is OK too.
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Ultracote. If you like wrinkles and constant reshrinking go with Monokote.
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Default RE: Covering for aerobatic kit/scratch build.

Really? Used it for close to 20 years,just find it a bit more heavier,but mine stayed well put after.
Maybe its the climate difference too.
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Default RE: Covering for aerobatic kit/scratch build.

Every Monokote plane I have wrinkles and sags MUCH more then Ultracote over the winter. Monokote also tends to wrinkle if its left in the sun. Thats been my experience with it.
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My experience is they all wrinkle. The easiest to apply is Ultracote hands down. Two of my giant scale have each Monokote and Ultacote each. Monokote needs alot more heat.
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Thanks I appreciate the input.

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