Weight of fabric and paint systems

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  1. Aug 28, 2010 #1

    Rienk

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    Okay, I'm sure this has been gone over before, but my search brings up multiple threads but no specific posts with the answer I'm looking for.
    if you can point me to specific posts - great!
    And I'm not looking for all sorts of opinions on the best systems and why, so this thread should be short and sweet...

    What is the actual/true weight of cloth and fabric for aircraft, based on average square feet? Is there any empirical information out there?


    I am open to all variations, but ideally I'd like to find out for light weight dacron (1.7 oz) with real aircraft paint processes (preferably water based, and with the fewest steps). I'm a big fan of urethane, but anything beside house paint is good.

    This is primarily to calculate W&B as well as total empty weight for both a 103UL and LSA.

    Thanks in advance, Rienk
     
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    The PolyFiber manual has an example of a J3 in cotton at 75lb, 2.7oz at 43lb, and 1.7 oz at 33 lb. It also says auto poly paint can add 15-20 lbs.
     
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    Thanks. Any idea what the actual square footage is?
     
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    731 square feet was used in the chart for the J3.
     

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