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Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:07 pm by Gary M Jones

I was at the field today between 14:00 & 15:00 all on my own , good flying too. There is a dead sheep along the fence line towards the gate from the pits, I saw the farmer so reported this to her. I hope no one had plans for a BBQ Smile .

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Post by Peter Squire on Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:53 pm

Ive accidently managed to damage the wing on my twister artf, ive repaired it but an aileron now needs recovering.

What is the easiest type of covering to use for a beginner? ive never used covering before and would be grateful for any tips

First time ive damaged a model without getting to fly it first!

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Post by Rich on Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:57 pm

Profilm or Solar film, if the aileron has a pattern you may be able to get solar trim to match as well. My preference is Profilm.

Use an iron on very low heat.

Test it first on a scrap piece balsa.

You can also do a search on youtube there will be lots of vids showing how to do it, I used a household iron for years.

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Post by Allan Patrick on Thu Feb 03, 2011 12:11 am

Solarfilm's website has some tutorial vids. Equally applicable to whatever type of film I should think
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Post by Tim on Thu Feb 03, 2011 12:03 pm

Rich wrote:Profilm or Solar film, if the aileron has a pattern you may be able to get solar trim to match as well. My preference is Profilm.

Use an iron on very low heat.

Test it first on a scrap piece balsa.

You can also do a search on youtube there will be lots of vids showing how to do it, I used a household iron for years.


Ill bring me shirts around then Rich Very Happy

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Post by Rich on Thu Feb 03, 2011 1:35 pm

£1 per item that includes socks

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Post by Tim on Thu Feb 03, 2011 1:41 pm

I don't care whether you wear socks or not whilst you are Ironing

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Post by Mark Barnes on Thu Feb 03, 2011 1:49 pm

ha ha

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Post by Rich on Thu Feb 03, 2011 2:36 pm

You've sussed me out after all these years

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Post by Andy Sayle on Thu Feb 03, 2011 3:02 pm

There are some images that are just not welcome in my head. Rich doing the ironing in just socks is one of them.....



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Post by Mark Barnes on Thu Feb 03, 2011 3:19 pm

So by that logic you do want that image in your head???, your a quite brilliant man

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Post by Rich on Thu Feb 03, 2011 3:38 pm

pervs

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Post by Stubbsy on Thu Feb 03, 2011 4:07 pm

If its just for a single aileron, I would just use some solartrim. Its self adhesive so doesnt need ironing, plus its only about 4 quid a roll (for about a metre and a half) as apposed to 15quid for 4meters of solarfilm which you probably wont ever use again! Wink
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Post by Peter Squire on Thu Feb 03, 2011 6:12 pm

I will give solarfilm a go . I did think of using solartrim as its only a small job but it doesnt stick to balsa well, only smooth surfaces

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