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Old 07-26-2007, 01:24 PM   #1
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Has anyone out there sheeted a plane with aluminum?

If so, what did you use? Did you have radio interference, etc?

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I have not finished my CF100 but I have covered a couple of panels for a test with aluminium foil. They have been covered for over a year and still seem okay. The problem I found was in the finish before applying. Any imperfections come out big time and can be realy noticed.
My method of applying was on a epoxy/glass wet sanded surface and wetting the surface with a 50/50 (Weldbond & water mixture) then applying a large sheet of foil. I kept the dull side out for burnishing later. The tricky part is after as I use a plastic card and squeege as much of the glue out as possible and not stretching the foil.
I then set aside for a few days and check to see if the glue has hardened. For radio interferance I believe it is quite possible. I would not run the antenae inside a covered fuse or wing. I was going to run mine on the bottom to test or maybe go to a whip.
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