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07-23-2006 11:23 PM  14 years ago
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(UK) Covering a Wing advice
hi folks, me here in sunny UK.

Need some local help.

I am about to build a flying wing i have got from EdgeRC in the USA.
Now i have all the radio gear etc. The wing is made from EPP.

What is the best way to cover it ? monokote or sticky tape ? I have looked in the local B&Q's etc and can only find silver duck tape. Perhaps someone out there in the UK can shed some light on what is best to cover this model with. It will be fast and What colours are best to see it whizzing past ?

I am thinking tape as I have to stick the servos in somehow and would think tape over them would be the best way. Then Im not sure what to do.

Thanks a lot guys

Keith
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07-23-2006 11:25 PM  14 years ago
Topher

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I like to cover all the electronics and week points with strapping tape. As for covering I use 3M 77 then apply colored covering tape, which is basically colored packaging tape. Monokote probably works better tho and there are some people that use plaster then paint it.
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07-23-2006 11:29 PM  14 years ago
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I have heard a few people mention on the net about 3m 77 but where i get it in the UK i have no idea.

As for coloured covering tape. Again damn hard to find that. Have seen only silver, black and orange, I may have to settle with that colour. Monokote I know is sold at my LHS though. that may be a way to go.

I believe you have to use the 3M 77 1st so as to allow a key for the tape to stick on.

I was also thinking (as I have some) that balsalock may work instead of the 3M ?
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07-23-2006 11:41 PM  14 years ago
tris_heli

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You can buy the covering and strapping tape from http://www.flyingwings.co.uk.

As for the 3M 77, this is the same stuff and works fantastically

http://www.flyingwings.co.uk/store/...&products_id=66
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