blaumph2cool
So on my next parkjet im thinking of covering the pieces of my jet with clear packing tape prior to assembly to make the airframe stronger and resistent to wear.

But i was wondering if anyone had tried some kinda shrinkwrap heatgun combo...seems like the would be easier if it worked.
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jcrankshaw
I thought about doing what you are doing. I do tape up the bottoms of my aircraft so I can do belly landings and not worry about damage. I have landed on gravel a few times and the tape does it's job. Maybe you can scotch guard a plane.... Hmm that would be interesting
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squishy
people have used standard airplane covering which shrinks with heat, try that...it would be interesting to see what it does with epp, will it compress it some?
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Rcjetflyer2
I thought about covering my cargo plane with that stuff (can't think of the name) that you put over top of the foam and use a normal iron to shrink it on.
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Dredogol
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I thought about covering my cargo plane with that stuff (can't think of the name) that you put over top of the foam and use a normal iron to shrink it on.

Do you mean MonoKote ?
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squishy
Yup...sticky shrink wrap, expensive though...
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Rcjetflyer2
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Do you mean MonoKote ?


Yes that's what it's called... Thanks
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Dredogol
Wasn't there something called EconoKote or something along those lines?
Cheaper version of MonoKote.

Has anyone tried any off-brands / cheaper ones... if so... how well does it work?
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E-R2015
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Wasn't there something called EconoKote or something along those lines?
Cheaper version of MonoKote.

Has anyone tried any off-brands / cheaper ones... if so... how well does it work?



Econokote is essentially monokote just thinner and therefore cheaper (even made by the same company). monokote is for the gas guys that build from balsa and depend on the strength of the covering (monokote) to make their airfoil. us foam guys are looking for a replacement for paint. econokote is thinner and lighter and should work as paint and protection like tape. even if it wrinkles here and there, precision is only an estimate in the foam world haha But everything should work well. they claim that econokote flexes with foam and fiberglass so it doesn't split in a light crash. Even if it did split, a shot with a blowdryer will seal it back up
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