The Ultrafilm you use for SO should be fine for Penny Plane. But if you really want some lighter stuff Ray Harlan sells (or used to I have not looked for a while) Super ultrafilm which is about 60-70% as thick as the normal ultraflim. If you go beyond that Tim Goldstein sells OS film on his webstore https://www.a2zcorp.us/store/ but its a bit tricker to work with. There are a couple films beyond that in lightness but I am not sure how large of a supply there is of it. I would not worry to much about the film. On a normal covering job the glue weights as much as the film (for me at least). I did not use a lighter film until I made an unlimited penny plane.Alright, so I got the kit for the Penny Plane, and it came with condenser paper. It seems harder to work with and heavier than the film..... Which should I use? The film's thinner than normal, but I think it can withstand the slow moving prop's little thrust.
That is true. I was not sure if he was selling film still. I bought some Y2K film from him a while back which is really light and what alot of the pros use. The other nice thing was that he only charge me for shipping once he found I was in SO. I would really not recommend it for SO though. It much to fragile when compared to ultrafilm.IMO the best film is penny plane plastic from Roy White. It's probably the cheapest film out there, weighs less than superultrafilm, and the amount of film you get on one roll is rediculous.
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