Building materials, covering

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Building materials, covering

Postby jander14indoor » August 6th, 2009, 3:18 pm

Since we have a dedicated board for WS now, I thought it might help to organize by kicking off topics around the typical WS questions. Content of string to be driven by subject line (I hope).

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Re: Building materials, covering

Postby danyalukin » September 8th, 2009, 5:59 pm

Is there a sufficient difference between 5 micron and .9 micron mylar?
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Re: Building materials, covering

Postby jander14indoor » September 9th, 2009, 3:48 am

Well, the 5 micron will be 5.5 times as heavy. Actually meant for outdoor covering, kind of overkill for SO for strength, but can probably be used if its what you have available. You just have to plan accordingly. You might check light tissue or very light shopping bags in your area for weight, might be lighter and plenty strong enough.

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Re: Building materials, covering

Postby blue cobra » September 9th, 2009, 11:40 am

I've always (for all of one season anyway) used produce bags. They're lighter than shopping bags (I assume), and work great. All of my planes were around 6.5-6.8g before ballast. I really don't see how buying film covering could be much better than using the free produce bags. In an f1d you need to be as light as possible, but I found it very easy to make 7g planes without paying much attention to weight.
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Re: Building materials, covering

Postby bob3443 » September 10th, 2009, 4:43 pm

I've always (for all of one season anyway) used produce bags. They're lighter than shopping bags (I assume), and work great. All of my planes were around 6.5-6.8g before ballast. I really don't see how buying film covering could be much better than using the free produce bags. In an f1d you need to be as light as possible, but I found it very easy to make 7g planes without paying much attention to weight.
Actually last year i was thinking of which bag would be lighter, i also though produce bags, but then i cut a 6in square from a produce bag, a shop-rite bag, and a a.c.more bag. Turns out the a.c.more bag was lightest, then produce then shop-rite.
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Re: Building materials, covering

Postby swimmerdude5 » September 24th, 2009, 4:57 pm

HI, I've tried many times to put mylar wrap onto my balsa plane but it's always to static. i bought something that removes some of the static but it won't work. Can someone help me?
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Re: Building materials, covering

Postby blue cobra » September 24th, 2009, 5:00 pm

Try rubbing it on your hair :)

I really don't know, but I do that sometimes when tape is too static, and it seems to work. It can't really hurt.
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Re: Building materials, covering

Postby smartkid222 » September 24th, 2009, 5:14 pm

HI, I've tried many times to put mylar wrap onto my balsa plane but it's always to static. i bought something that removes some of the static but it won't work. Can someone help me?
do u crumple your mylar into a ball before you put it on?
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Postby swimmerdude5 » September 24th, 2009, 5:42 pm

No I do not, if you are then how do you get it out a ball when it's all stuck together?
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Re: Building materials, covering

Postby bob3443 » September 24th, 2009, 5:58 pm

No I do not, if you are then how do you get it out a ball when it's all stuck together?
I'm not sure but are you suppose to iron it or something?
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