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by lauriehurman
Wed May 05, 2021 9:22 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Rebuilding Kitfox Mk2 wings
Replies: 5
Views: 594

Re: Rebuilding Kitfox Mk2 wings

Hi Skelly
Talk to Hall Colliver at V1 Flight.
He is based near Oxford. I know he's done a lot of work on Kitfoxs

Laurie
by lauriehurman
Wed May 05, 2021 9:13 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Oratex covering.
Replies: 2
Views: 72

Re: Oratex covering.

Hi Skelly
Can I suggest you look at Stewart Systems. It's a water based version of the traditional paint-on system rather than using noxious solvents.

I have no direct experience but I'm thinking of going that way for my wings.

Laurie
by lauriehurman
Tue Apr 27, 2021 10:39 am
Forum: Aircraft Construction & Maintenance
Topic: Oratex covering.
Replies: 2
Views: 72

Oratex covering.

Does anyone here have a lot of experience of Oratex? I’m trying to cover my SSDR microlight with Oratex 600 but it’s difficult to do and I’m in two minds whether to continue with this material. I would welcome your experience and input. I have so far covered the tail surfaces which are 1” Al tube. T...
by lauriehurman
Fri Feb 05, 2021 8:23 pm
Forum: Aircraft Design - General
Topic: Fabric wing covering
Replies: 2
Views: 331

Re: Fabric wing covering

Wow!
Thank you Tony. That'll keep me in reading for the rest of lockdown :-)

As you say, not exactly the thing but a lot of answers to question I hadn't even thought to ask.
Laurie
by lauriehurman
Tue Feb 02, 2021 9:52 am
Forum: Aircraft Design - General
Topic: Fabric wing covering
Replies: 2
Views: 331

Fabric wing covering

Hi All There is lots of information out there about the craft of covering your wing with various different materials. I can find nothing at all which would enable me to find out how strong that fabric needs to be. For example; why not just wrap it in Clingfilm? Well obviously it's not strong enough ...