certainly is the newer better stuff...same cost would be if you were paying to have it done....less time for the installer at $80-100/ hr. as to material costs lots more if you are doing it yourself.....If using non-certified and say latex paint or keep in a hanger and do not finish it....no comparison cost wise.....say $4/linear yard against I see $58-65 a linear yard.....kind of hard because different widths, thickness, and metric for the Oratex....
Thanks for the clarification. I've seen it but never used it. I understand it can be painted but many do not as it don't need to be.I am an Oratex fan but the "same price" point is only true when compared to the certified systems (Polyfiber, Stewart, Randolph, etc.). Non-certified fabric and generic finishes including latex paint are less expensive than Oratex.
Purchased sample of this:Look up suit lining material. I believe Pete Bowers recommended it for the Fly Baby.
My guess is at one time the machinery to pre-shrink fabric was expensive....I have to wounder except for airplanes and maybe artist canvas who would want fabric that was not shrunk. If we knew that market maybe we could find it at better than aircraft prices....the artist prices are even higher.Thanks for sharing your search. In the the Fly Baby plans Bowers casually says just go to the fabric store and get this stuff. Now it doesn't exist. Ugh!
sold it ....that it was from "Fiberglass Supply" I guess the buyer knew what it was and would be able to use it. He found my post in the HBA "For Sale" section.I would try the stuff you bought. The 5% shrinkage might be plenty if pulled a slight bit on installation.
They used dope before heat shrinkage.
AS&S website says they have Polywollyfiberalltheday lite and Ceconite lite in stock. Both seem to be the same stuff: same 72" width, 1.87 oz., thread count, etc., but 85 cents/yd price difference. How much they have, it doesn't say.