After building two great flying scale sailplanes it is time to start another. In time it will sprout a 199.8" wing span, tapering from a 18.64" root to a 7.32" tip. As to what it will be, it follows in numerical sequence.
I'm going to be using Oratex for the time first due to the non-availability of Solartex and have some questions. The rolls of Oratex I received did not include any application instructions. So, are the iron temperatures similar to Solartex? Also, is it necessary to seal the covering to help protect against dirt/dust/etc.? I'm using Antique and Fokker Red. What is the best material to use for sealing without adding a lot of weight? Also, what has been the experience of other users with sagging over time due to temperature variations? Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. Jim
How should I store my Baudis Diana 2 sailplane. Is it OK to stand the wing panels vertically along the wall or should I store the panels by laying them on the floor, leading edge down? Does it make any difference? Is there a proper way to store the fuse? Does anyone in the USA make fuse covers for fuselages? I like the Revoc covers but not willing to lay out the bucks at this time. Thanks in advance !