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Packaging tape

Post by Stubbsy on Wed Jul 11, 2012 9:10 pm

Where is the best place to get some decent packaging tape for covering foam wings? I got some stuff ages ago, but its crap! Its like cloudy sellotape, and will seriously take about six coats to make it opaque!
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Re: Packaging tape

Post by Mark Barnes on Wed Jul 11, 2012 9:24 pm

Flyingwings.co.uk

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Re: Packaging tape

Post by Andy Sayle on Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:44 pm

The stuff stan at Phoenix Model Products sells is top quailty tape. It lasts a lot longer than packing tape too.

That said, packing tape is rubbish. Laminating film is the best stuff to use!

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Re: Packaging tape

Post by Stubbsy on Thu Jul 12, 2012 11:49 am

Cheers chaps!
Managed to find enough laminating film scraps to cover the slipstream in the end Andy, but now im finishing off a light weight Hawk glider, and im deserate to keep the weight down! Tape it has to be!
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Post by Andy Sayle on Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:04 pm

Leave it bare EPP if low weight is the ultimate aim.....

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Re: Packaging tape

Post by Stubbsy on Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:15 pm

It would look crap then though! silent
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Re: Packaging tape

Post by Andy Sayle on Thu Jul 12, 2012 2:15 pm

So is good looks, or light weight the priority?

Bare EPP = looks crap, super light weight
Packing tape = looks not bad to start with, looks rubbish after a few of your landings, adds a bit of weight
Lam film = looks great for years and years, adds a bit more weight, but not that much really, and the chances are the added wingloading will help in the blustery conditions found round and about Rhyl anyway....

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