The paper covering on line control gas powered airplanes,Whats it called??
- rickLv 74 months agoFavorite Answer
Paper hasn't been in general use since the 1970s. Everybody uses a heat shrink, self adhesive plastic film. When we used paper, the most popular was "silkspan". For lighter weight models we used "Old World Jap Tissue". Some of the most skilled modelers used silk or nylon fabric. This was shrunk and sealed with either butyrate or nitrate dope. Silkspan, and Jap tissue are still available for antique modelers, and dope is available at Aircraft Spruce.Source(s): Building and flying models since 1943
- Anonymous4 months ago
It's just common tissue paper
- FanManLv 54 months ago
It could be many different things. Silk fabric was traditionally used. Japanese Tissue, a very light paper, was used on smaller models. The "dope" (paint) would cause it to shrink tight. Nowadays it's either dacron (polylester) fabric or mylar (also polyester) film, and heat is used to shrink it.