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Need some OD Green solartex
« on: June 10, 2018, 08:57:17 PM »
Please I need to rebuild the wing center sections of my DVIII as it had a bit of a rough take off.  >:( :'( :-[ 
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Re: Need some OD Green solartex
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2018, 09:33:18 AM »
http://www.flyhobbies.com/Solartex-2-meter-Olive-Drab

Never ordered there before so I can't vouch for them...

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Re: Need some OD Green solartex
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2018, 11:24:00 AM »
I you are desperate and in a hurry, what about using some plain covering material, and spray painting it. My Fun Cub has Rustoleum Hunt Club Green, which may pass for Olive Drab, I suppose.

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Re: Need some OD Green solartex
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2018, 08:26:24 PM »
http://www.flyhobbies.com/Solartex-2-meter-Olive-Drab

Never ordered there before so I can't vouch for them...


Thanks Jason, tried to order from them last week but couldn't, I did a google search and it looks like they are out of business
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Re: Need some OD Green solartex
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2018, 08:44:26 AM »

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Re: Need some OD Green solartex
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2018, 09:03:33 AM »
Solartex used to be my, and many others, favorite covering material many years ago. Nice to see that it is still available.
One of its finest attributes is that it forms a very nice carrying sack to transport the pieces if you have a severe encounter with a tree or the ground ... or so I have been told :)

Another possibility is to use Fibafilm (used to be called Micafilm). I once got some through Leading Edge. It is the highest strength/weight stuff you can get, being a slightly shrinkable Mylar based film with impregnated fibres, smooth on one side, slightly textured on the other. It has no stick-um, so you used something like Balsarite (hard to get now, possibly no longer available), Mod Podge (get at Michaels) or similar adhesive, apply just where needed and use heat iron to activate. If you apply the materia with rough side out, spray or brushed paint will adhere nicely and your plane will look more "fabricy", like the original full scale. If you are interested, I can see if I still have some hidden away in my Cave.
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Re: Need some OD Green solartex
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2018, 07:23:06 PM »
I've tried everywhere as has Leading Edge, the factory that made it has shut down with no plans to make it elsewhere, Balsa USA has some  colours left but no OD green. Coy sent me an email saying he may have some so there is hope. Until then I better not park her again...lol
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Re: Need some OD Green solartex
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2018, 10:43:23 PM »
Buy the lightest colour you can from Balsa USA and paint it.

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Re: Need some OD Green solartex
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2018, 08:33:58 AM »
Buy the lightest colour you can from Balsa USA and paint it.

That is the other option, I can do that with 21rst Century fabric covering, and another option is to just not crash again, but hey  8) :laugh: :P
« Last Edit: June 20, 2018, 08:30:51 AM by Dwayne »
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