**Note: Sold by the yard. NOT for use on certified aircraft.**
Easily controlled shrinkage by the application of heat by either a conventional steam iron or other heat source assures a professional covering job even on the first attempt. May be coated with aircraft dope, epoxies or other finishes as acceptable to the FAA. Dacron is available in many weights and weaves but three types have been selected as being most suitable as an aircraft covering material.
For Aircraft Covering
The tensile strength of Grade A and Irish Linen aircraft fabrics is 80 lbs, which may be used as a comparable standard in selecting the proper Dacron fabric weight for a specific application. 1.8 oz. lightweight material which is generally used on gliders and over plywood. 2.7 oz. fabric is comparable in strength to Grade A. The finer weave assures an ultra-smooth texture-free finish. The 2.97 oz. material is a heavy duty fabric for extraordinary service.
For Composite Lay-Up
A layer of 1.8 oz. Dacron fabric strips or tape laminated into a layup as if it were an extra ply of glass. The peel coat wets out with epoxy like glass cloth and cures along with the rest of the layup. However, the Dacron does not adhere structurally to the glass and when peeled away it leaves a surface ready for glass-to-glass bonding without sanding. This Dacron fabric is an excellent as peel ply for composite lay-ups.
Weight: 1.8 OZ/SQ. YD
Weave: # 611
Width: 60" - 62"
I really like this dacron for covering RC planes. I attach it with aliphatic glue. Pull it snug when gluing it on. After the glue is dried, snap it with a hair drier and then seal it with Polycritic floor finish or clear SIG dope.
Do not use this on small airframes, as it will warp the wings when snapped. I sheet LE of wings, and TE. Final look is a transparent cloth covering, that is strong. Note that this cloth covering will age and show dirt, like a WWI fighter.
What is peel ply?
Peel ply is used in composite construction, and is most commonly a polyester material. Also known as Dacron. There is also nylon and teflon coated peel ply materials.
What's the best glue to use with dacron?
We offer several quality fabric adhesives. The top two commonly used is Poly Fibers Poly Tac, and Randolphs Super Seam cements.