Trouser leg material

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barrie burton
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Trouser leg material

Postby barrie burton » May 10th, 2018, 10:47 am

No ,I am not a tailor,I have a 7ft span Miles Sparrowhawk,made by Seagull.It flies nice,but the design of the undercarriage could be better.After two or three landings the trouser leg fairings are Kaput.I no longer have a source of lithoplate,but I am wondering about using thick,semi rigid polythene sheet.The fairings are a straight wrapparound,so no moulding required.I would hope that the material would flex and then spring back.Any other ideas would be appreciated.

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Re: Trouser leg material

Postby Stuart Solomon » May 11th, 2018, 9:19 am

Made mine for the DH94 out of 1/32nd ply

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Re: Trouser leg material

Postby David Baker » May 11th, 2018, 9:10 pm

You could try an “empty large pop/water bottle” the material is already a tube, it’s really cheap too..
Use a heat gun to form it into the required shape over a wooden plug..
Flat the surface with a scotch brite or scouring pad and it takes paint without a problem!

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Re: Trouser leg material

Postby barrie burton » May 11th, 2018, 9:16 pm

Thanks for ideas ,both of you,I think that I may need a 10 inch diameter bottle,at least.

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Re: Trouser leg material

Postby Charlie Cox » May 12th, 2018, 5:35 pm

Where abouts are you Barrie.

I have a sheet of litho you could have. Its about 3ft sqare.

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Re: Trouser leg material

Postby barrie burton » May 12th, 2018, 6:01 pm

Thank you Alan C,as usual you are a source of usefull information.I will do a paper template to see the minimum size of material required.Thank for the offer Charlie,I live near Leamington Spa,a long way from Downham Market.


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