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Old 02-23-2007, 09:58 AM
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Hello , i want to cover a tiger moth . as an open structure i look for a realistic covering. i am new to kit building and trying to learn.
i read that the best is solartax but i cannot find it on towerhobies.i think it is english product. at towerhobies is available the 21 century fabrick. is it the same? can anyone help me to choose the apropriate material? i dont want to use a color fabrick that is too shine. i plan to paint it.
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Old 02-23-2007, 10:25 AM
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Go here for : [link=http://www.srbatteries.com/hrdcovr.htm]SR- Tex[/link] Its good stuff. I've used this on rudders with great success. ~ Wade
Old 02-24-2007, 09:15 AM
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Which Tiger Moth are you covering? Was it from a kit or an ARF?
Old 02-24-2007, 09:52 AM
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I believe Solartex is distributed through Horizon Hobby, and Balsa USA also has it. If you really want a nice material use Sig Koverall. It is bare-bones polyester fabric, you have to apply the adhesive to the airframe, cut, fit, iron on the fabric, shrink it, and then use some type of sealer to fill the weave, such as nitrate dope, and then paint it. Fairly labor intensive, but the nicest finish once its done.

Solartex is my choice for a prefinished material, none better.
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hi,
thanks for your reply.
you mention nitrate dope. can you help me to find out were to find these material and how to ask it fat the shop? i live in greece and i canot understand the "dope" . i try to translate it but the only thing to get is something similiar to "drug".any sugestions on 21 centuty iron on fabric?
the tiger moth is from a 60" plan. not an arf
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Old 02-24-2007, 01:05 PM
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it is from a plan i have in dxf. notify me if you want a copy
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