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Old 2009-12-31
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Sopwith Camel scale plane

I'm building a Sopwith F1 Camel (42" wingspan, scale) and like to stay below 27 oz of total weight incl. electr motor, battery, etc. Right now I'm working on the cockpit but will soon come to exterior painting and covering.
I'm looking for a lite fabric covering (preferably iron-on). Solartex is nice to work with but too heavy (2.7 oz/sq yard).
Can anybody recommend a fabric covering material that doesn't add much weight. I need brown and beige. Where would I get it?
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Maybe Fabricville ?
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RE:- Fabric coverings

Hello Reiner;

Try and experiment first with polyester coat linings available
in different colours such as tan and brown you may also use
RIT fabric dyes for the colour of your choice.

For a sealer MinWAX Polycrylics is a good choice you have
to thicken the first coat (which you apply with a brush) with
a bit of Johnson's Baby Powder. This is to avoid the sealer
from running under the weave. Nitrate dope is good too, available
from Aircraft Spruce (They have a branch in Toronto now).

Nelson's do have some very light stuff. If you are satisfied
with the polyester linings already coloured to your choice then
you will not need to use the baby powder.

Hope it helps.....Guy L
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