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08/05/2006 at 2:18 am #40493
Anyone know where you can get chrome tape? I used to fine it back in the 60’s. It was used to provide flash on a high flying model.08/05/2006 at 3:16 am #43312Norm FurutaniParticipant
As I watched a CLG go out of sight, I was thinking some chrome mylar on the L.E. would have helped. I’m going to use some thermal streamer mylar from FAI and glue it on with thin contact cement.
Did you get to the Nats?
– Norm08/07/2006 at 12:54 am #43313
Hey Norm. Yes I got to the NATS. It was great. Missed you though. I can relate to watching a model going out of site. Would you know where the best places to put the chrome tape would be? (EX) Le., rudder, body?
Where would be the best place to get that flash we all look for?
08/07/2006 at 1:22 am #43314Norm FurutaniParticipant
I have always used chrome mylar on built up rudders. Bob White ran a strip down the side of the fuse. A buddy put some on the L.E of his R/C glider and it worked very well. Any or all places would be good. I know when timing, one of the ways to confirm two guys were looking at the same plane was to call out the flash.
Nats are in the plan for next year!
08/07/2006 at 1:39 am #43315
That’s where I used to put the tape. Especially on the LE of the wing. It would be great to see you at the NATS next year. I hope to make it also.
08/07/2006 at 11:27 am #43316AnonymousInactive
I have used silver mylar way back in the 1960s. This had a press on adhesive.
But now days I use Monokote silver covering and just iron it on. This material is fairly heavy, but used for some flashy trim really works well.
So you cut out the shape that is needed, and iron it on.08/07/2006 at 8:42 pm #43317
Thanks Dave. That sounds really easy. Doesn’t anyone make a lighter iron on chrome film?08/08/2006 at 1:03 am #43318AnonymousInactive
You could use Oralight chrome. Very light and tough, I use it on my F1C tail planes. To apply it directly to carbon, it’s a good idea to spray 3M 77 aerosol glue on first, then iron on as usual. I’ve covered in excess of 300 small R/C models with Oralight…It’s good stuff…..Approximately half the weight of standard Monokote / Oracover..
Phil.08/08/2006 at 1:11 am #43319AnonymousInactive
Have look at this weight chart, strange mix of measurements, grams/sqfoot, but good for comparison……..
Phil.11/04/2006 at 12:50 am #43320
I just found out hwere I can get the silver mylar tape. It is used in making slides.
http://www.adorama.com/AVTS38.html04/11/2007 at 3:51 pm #43321AnonymousInactive
i have a roll of very thin and light chrome tape. Scotch brand makes it, but it doesn’t have any numbers on the inside of the roll. the tape has a backing that must be peeled off before application….
if i can find out more, i’ll post it. thanks, bill07/16/2014 at 7:09 pm #43322
Adorama doesn’t have this now. Where can I get it (with the sticky backing)
Dick07/17/2014 at 5:32 pm #43323Mike SchwartzParticipant
The part number for the 3m brand mylar film tape is #850. 3m calls the tape polyester film tape. 3m also makes a aluminum foil tape for hi-temp use. This foil tape is very heavy. We used it at GM to seal the seams in the wall panels in the paint ovens. You do not want to use this foil tape so be carefull when ordering the tape so you get what you want.07/17/2014 at 6:34 pm #43324
Thanks Mike—I’ll check this out and advise everyone
Dick07/17/2014 at 7:17 pm #43325
Just ordered 2 rolls 1/2″x 5 yards at $12.04 each from W.W.Granger in Kalamazoo MI tel 269 381 8500
I’ll pick it up tomorrow in Holland MI, 23 minutes away.
It’s 3Ms Polyester film tape metalic #850
Now I can strap down the Monkeycote that won’t stick down to some old micafilm on my 28 year old Satellite wings and get some flash way up there!
Thanks for the info!
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