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Old 01-03-2004, 01:52 PM
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Default HobbyShack's "Flite-Kote"

Does anyone out there have any experience with a covering from HobbyShack called "Flite-Kote"? Hi temp or lo temp? Is it a fabric or Monokote type cover? Does it work easily and does it stay taut after repeated temperature and humidity changes?

Thanks Guys and Gals. Any input appreciated as always

Max
Old 01-03-2004, 02:27 PM
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Default RE: HobbyShack's "Flite-Kote"

It is very similar to Econokote... lower temp, but not as thick or durable.
I'd stick with Monokote.
Old 01-03-2004, 11:33 PM
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I used it in the 70's. Is it still available?
Seems it was eaisier to go around curves and stretch, but didnt stick as well as mono kote.
But was good for small models, lighter and cheaper.
I'm not good at finnishing, better in construction.
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I haven't seen it or looked for it in a couple of years. I used it on some combat foamies because of the low temp and ease of pulling around curves... spray glue took care of adhesion problems. I only used it on a couple of balsa birds and wasn't really crazy about it... burned through it with the iron set for Monokote


Just checked Hobbypeople.net and it is no longer listed, however, Econokote is.
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Default RE: HobbyShack's "Flite-Kote"

Econokote is probably the same old crapkote.
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Default RE: HobbyShack's "Flite-Kote"

There was some of this stuff listed on EBay and I was just wondering what it is and how good it is. Think I'll stick with Monokote and Ultracote. Thanks guys

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