Not sure I understand.....Is this only for non shrinking fabric? Glue one bay at a time with overlap? I like the "no rib stitch" why not wings too? Why one bay at a time......do the whole thing and add tapes?As for non shrinking fabric, glue it in cells. Maule covers in cells on the tail of their planes. No rib stitching. Tailwind tails are usually covered like that too. As long as the right amount of glue overlap is kept, you can glue direct to the fabric more fabric. Just manually pull tight and glue. Would have to do one glue line at a time and would have to be stuck good before pulling and gluing the next side.
chill a little bit i fly fpv but there's nothing really like flying in person in my opinion.One of my planes is covered in vinyl wrap. Maybe the first and only one ever?
I don't recommend boat vinyl, or Tyvek if you're going to be sitting in the plane or want to keep it around forever. I've tested both just ripping them by hand or pushing my finger into them to see what they will do and how they will react and fail. For one thing, with vinyl, if you push your finger into it or stretch it, it doesn't bounce back but remains permanently stretched and deformed. For another, it sags in cold, and tightens in heat; I haven't observed that but I've been told that.
Using them as a cheap covering for a hanger, however, now that's a different matter.
I just spent $1,500 today on some premium long range digital fpv quadcopter gear, and not on ultralight aircraft raw materials, if that tells you anything as to the direction I myself am heading in with my aviation career. There's been a dramatic. radical paradigm shift in aviation most everyone on here is blissfully unaware of because they got their **** up their *** and are too busy trying to argue their 2 cents of rubbish the loudest. Here it is in a nutshell: You don't have to be sitting in an airplane to enjoy flying any more.
Goodbye airplanes, goodbye ultralights, goodbye homebuilding... but mostly... goodbye "not flying". : - )
For me-- and most of us here-- yes you do. R/C can be fun, but sitting on the ground with VR goggles strapped to my head seems to me like the difference between masturbation and sex with a real person.