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karmarepair

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He took gasoline paramotor off his last airplane (it doesn't want to be a tractor), built new wings (2-axis), and used an ELECTRIC paramotor powerplant. First flight was a little hairy, he added 6 feet of wing, now flies pretty OK. Wing is a hot-wired foam truss work with aluminum spars, covered with Oratex. Load tested over 3 Gs.
 

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Keeps the dream alive, it does. One of the ultralighters bought his trike to 2J0 this afternoon. Put it together and once around the patch. That is so "Where-it-is-at." Helps the pains go away after crawling out of my `coupe. Wonder if his sponsor is going to kit that plane? Maybe, if out of "Belitigent" range."
 

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I believe he is covering it in vinyl shelf paper. He definitely needs more thrust. More prop. He always has the calmest weather.
 

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This plane has sticky back vinyl. Does Oratex have that too? This is not the oratex like I have seen. The other plane had oratex
 

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This plane has sticky back vinyl. Does Oratex have that too? This is not the oratex like I have seen. The other plane had oratex
Not Oratex but Oracal, a self adhesive vinyl film. Same manufacturer, though. Have covered a couple of RC planes with this stuff.
 

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That's interesting. Does anyone know more about the strength and durability of this film and its adhesive?
Car wrap is an alternative to paint, not fabric. Might work as a covering alone as on an ultralight fuselage as Belite did. But the critical wings were wrap covered foam.
Car wrap shops recomendation is replace at 7 years. At 7 years it is removable, age beyond is difficult to remove.
 
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