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(A) asked in Cars & TransportationAircraft · 4 months ago

The paper covering on line control gas powered airplanes,Whats it called??

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  • rick
    Lv 7
    4 months ago
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    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
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  • Anonymous
    4 months ago

    It's just common tissue paper

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  • FanMan
    Lv 5
    4 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.

    • (A)
      Lv 7
      4 months agoReport

      MonoCoat seems to have drag and slows the plane.I want to find the correct paper to cover the wing.Is there a place on line where I can order some?

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