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Old 08-30-2018, 01:25 PM
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If you want to 'case' wing ... then forget paper - it carries too much weight in glues etc.

I have an Aerobatics foamie that originally I covered with film ... but I started to hate its look.

So I decided to peel of the film and cover in micro light nylon window net. The stuff that wives hang across windows to stop prying eye's in. I used 50-50 mix of PVA with water to fix. I did not fully fill the weave but enough to fix the net and provide a good paint base.

I used spray cans of lacquer paint to colour it as final. Overall weight was LESS than the film by a few grams. But the strength factor was large. The skin it formed has resisted all my bad flights and still looks as good ..

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