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Thread: Want to cover a wing with polyethylene ribs with fabric (using low or no heat)

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    Want to cover a wing with polyethylene ribs with fabric (using low or no heat)

    The ribs are polyethylene (XLPE) with a minimum melt temp of 220 F. I would like to use polyester or other conventional aircraft fabric.

    This is my first wing build. Looking for a low heat method to shrink and fit?

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    Have you heard of Oratex?

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    Use a clothing iron to shrink the fabric on the outside. Shouldn't heat the ribs much. Do a test.

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