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Old 07-11-2007, 06:34 PM   #1
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What are you covering your park flyer with???

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I am getting close to covering a park flyer, and other then knowing NOT to use monokote, I don't know what to get, or where to get it.

Any advice?
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Old 07-11-2007, 09:18 PM   #2
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Coverite makes one called Lite Film but you have to paint an adhesive on first called " balsarite". Another is known as Nelson Lite Film also known as " Solite". Transparent ultracote is not nearly as heavy as
monokote FYI.
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Years ago Byron Originals, when they produced kits, recommended covering their ducted fan models foam (unsheeted) wings with Econocote - a lighter and thinner version of Top Flight's Monokote. Most importantly, it takes very little heat to apply and shrink. You can still purchase Econocote, albeit in limited colours - the basic eight, I think. I used it directly over foam with great success.

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I use Coverite Microlight or Nelson Lite Film for my little planes. They are both the same material just re-named for each company. It irons on easy and does not need any extra adhesive brushed on.

Here's a pic of a little plane of mine that was covered with this film. I cut out the markings from the film and ironed them on with low heat. This stuff works great!

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Old 07-19-2007, 09:55 PM   #5
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My sone and I just covered his first balsa plane (Mini Telemaster) using Coverite MicroLite and I am very impressed. Irons on easily, shrinks well, is very light, and looks great. I've used all the plastic coverings out there over the past 25 years, and this is right up there with the best. http://www.coverite.com/covering/covq0240.html
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