I have been IN and out of this hobby several times and for many years.I got into electric awhile back then sold everything.I just started building some old timers and small park type light flyers , just like the building aspect more than flying any more. I started using silk span and nitrate dope for covering. I have used sig coverall and randolphs air plane paint along time ago on the gas models.Any one else here use the silk span any more? I want to know how to paint it or leave it clear.Will probably sell them for what I have in them no profit.Thanks Bob..
My 5mm habotai silk from Dharma arrived a couple of days back, and I'm just about to try it out. I've used silkspan in the past ( and still have metres of it stored), so I'm keen to see how it compares. I'm going to apply the habotai silk over balsa sheeted wings, and EPS/EPO foam, using water based polyurethane. I'll also trial using it over traditional balsa frame work, that I would normally use tissue or silkspan over, using dope as a sealant. It will make an interesting diversion after the last few years of working with foam, although it is the middle of winter right now, and everything takes forever to dry