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Old 01-12-2002, 11:01 PM
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Is there a website somewhere that has detailed information on covering planes? The article in Model Airplane News was a bit vague. I'm building my first kit and I'm about ready to start covering in Yellow and Carbon Fiber Ultracote.
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Don't know of any web sites, but I bet if you went to Top Flite's web page they must have some hints....but follow the directions for UltraCote as they are applied in different methods.

I think you will probably do a very good job on your first attempt - UltraCote goes on fairly easily. Let us know how it goes...

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My first effort at covering was with 21st Century fabric on a Tower trainer .60 RTC. No hassle and it looked great.
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I went to Top Flite's web site and found some good tips for Monocote. It took some searching because topflite.com is for golf balls. Anyway, I think Goldberg is the maker of Ultracote. I went to their site but there wasn't any info.
Thanks for the help and encouragement.
It will probably be a couple weeks before I start to cover since I'll be borrowing an iron and heat gun from my uncle.
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Hangar 9 is now the sole distributor of UltraCote in the USA. I doubt that they will have too much 'how-to' stuff on their web page, but it should be worth a look...

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Try this link:

http://www.monokote.com/monoinst1.html

It's the basics for covering with Monokote but the same principles apply pretty much for any of the popular covering materials.

Hope this helps,

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Check out Horizon Hobby's website. They have an article on Ultracote Tips & Tricks
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Thanks again. Those site were extremely helpful.

I'll be sure to post a picture when I'm done.
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Hey, I thought it went like this.

Coat of Nitrate Dope.
Cut and spread out the Coverall.
Dope it down and let dry.
Dope it down again.
Heat shrink.
Nitrate dope to fill fabric. About 2 or 3 coats.
Butyrate dope in desired colors. (Custom mix your own).

Sorry guys, the devil made me do it. Only problem with this is my wife doesn't like the beautiful smell of dope.

Oh yeah. Hey Bandit. You got it wrong. Landings are also optional. Arrivals are mandatory. Landings are arrivals however arrivals are not necessarily landings.
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Hi guys! hope you also enjoy the article at www.top-flite.com in the articles/reviews segment on doing complex covering.

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