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Reply #2 - Nov 8th, 2018 at 11:02pm

Sky9pilot   Offline
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check out this site on covering with mylar and tissue: Click Here

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Reply #1 - Nov 8th, 2018 at 12:30pm

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There is at least one mylar covering video on YouTube that I've seen.  The approach is to use thinned contact cement that you paint onto the balsa wood.  Then you use an iron to adhere the mylar and to shrink it. (Disclaimer, seen it on YouTube but never tried it).

Some folks color it by covering it with tissue such as Esaki.  The claim is that light mylar plus tissue plus a light doping still weighs about the same as typical tissue only plus dope.

Note that mylar alone doesn't add quite as much strength to  the finished structure as tissue does.

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Nov 8th, 2018 at 12:01pm

FlyboyTJ   Offline

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I've been watching UT Vids of a fellow covering larger S&T wings with mylar. He doesn't show his technique or his source for the mylar. When done covering he uses a spray paint to color the mylar. Can anyone here direct me to more information on this method of covering and coloring a wing?
Thanks for any help.
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