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Repairing Wing Covering on Four Star Beauty

Old 09-26-2002, 05:04 AM
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Default Repairing Wing Covering on Four Star Beauty

I've got a Sig 4* 120 - a real beauty - purchased from a family friend. It's got a nasty 2x2 inch tear in the lower wing covering.

I regret to say I've mostly ARF'd my way from control line to now, and am unfamiliar with "quality" repair which is what this beauty needs. I don't know if the covering is Mono, Ultra, or Econo..., but it's glossy black, and expertly done.

QUESTIONS:

Is there any particular "best" covering for a patch?
Should I use Trim Solvent?
Any specific application techniques that might allow for a novice (me) to have better results?
Decals? Do they work?

As always, any help is greatly appreciated.
Old 09-27-2002, 04:24 AM
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Default Repairing Wing Covering on Four Star Beauty

Sometimes it's better to replace the torn area by recovering
the wing from the leading edge, all the way back to the
trailing edge. Also, it is harder to detect the repair.

First iron the covering down tight on the ribs in the area you
are going to cut out. Then cut out the material on the
"inside" of the ribs. Put your patch on with a 3/8 " overlap
and iron it down good on the ribs.

Shrink the patch with a hot iron just barely touching the
material.
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Trim solvent only works with monokote. I agree, you might want to recover the entire rib bay. If you decide on a patch, cut the patch in the shape of a circle, it will be harder to see and no corners to pull up.
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Originally posted by rich141
I have used trim solvent with e cono Cote med heat and it worked fine for me.sound's like some one has the bug.
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Originally posted by rich141
I have used trim solvent with e cono Cote,towr cote med heat and it worked fine for me.sound's like some one has the bug.

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