As I understand airplaneaddic got stuff from E-bay, no brand name... what about the tape?...is it a brand name,...link? is it the same stuff with filaments... does it shrink? do you put it on after you shrink the fabric and it does not shrink. same questions to Fred, brand names,... links.... etc. if possibleThe tope is REALLY sticky and onec heated, seems to make a very durable attachment. I think there is some real potential in this experiment.
How did the shrink wrap hold up going down the road?I just made a lightweight enclosed trailer (19x7 approx. and I can wheel it around by hand) for my ultralight and wrapped it in 7mil shrink wrap. That stuff is way tougher than you might think, and it doesn't shrink until about 275 degrees. I found it much easier to shrink consistently with a propane gun rather than an electric one. But the propane also increases the chance of a burn through and do over. The tope is REALLY sticky and onec heated, seems to make a very durable attachment. I think there is some real potential in this experiment.
This is what Homebuilding Airplanes is all about - (Calculated) Risk is our BusinessWhere I work all of our boats come from the factory in this material. With one of our coastal boats I'd have enough material to do 100 aircraft.
But don't think I'd risk using something that hasn't really been tested by time.
I have seen Ceconite (heavy Dacron) and aircraft dope last 25 years with minor maintenance touch up in Alaska.outside?