Un-shrunk Dacron

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plncraze

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I have seen a couple mentions of "un-shrunk Dacron" being purchased by members of this group. I remember that Jim Marske said he used suit lining material for covering some of his aircraft. Where can you purchase unshrunk Dacron? What other names does it go by?
 

Matt G.

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2.7oz Dacron from Aircraft Spruce is $4.75/yard. Is that really that expensive in the grand scheme of things? According to this link, 45 yards will cover a Piper Cub-sized airplane. That's a touch over $200, a tiny fraction of the total cost of building or recovering an airplane.
 

Brian Clayton

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fiberglasssupply.com

1.6oz dacron $2.45 yd 60" width


I played with a piece of the fabric store dacron. It doesnt shrink at all (or very very little), and had some sort of coating on it. I think raw dacron used to be found a fabric stores more often, but I think its rare now. Fiberglass supply was the cheapest place I found dacron peel ply (in small quantities anyway)
 
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