If you happen to wiggle it as you are stretching it, most of the wrinkles
will try to go away. But first, lets set up well. I am sure that there are
lots of folks with a better way. Maybe they will tell you all the things I
am doing wrong, and then again maybe not.
I put my monocote over the frame and touch the middle of the root rib with
the hot iron as step 1. Step 2 is to pull it as tight as I can and touch
the iron the middle of the monocote over the tip rib. Step 3 and 4 are to
pull the monocote tight from front to rear at the middle of the wing and put
the iron to it at the middle of the leading edge and then the trailing edge.
If you have ailerons, make sure that this step goes to the trailing edge and
NOT the ailerons. Step 5 is to divide the wing halves up and repeat steps 1
through 4 until it is all down on the outside perimiter. Then I wrap the
monocote a bit so it is not just on the top surface. This makes for a nice
looking covering job. NOW I get the gun out and tighten it up. While I am
tightening it up I also go to the tip and grab a bunch and pull it as I move
it back and forth while heating it where it goes across the tip of the wing.
Hope this gives you some idea of how to start without having to wait for a
Another modeler providing glue for the AMA
> Don't be too cheap and try to save monokote, get enough past the tip to
> stretch and still hang on and pull.
> > >Ok, Im about to pull my god d?!> mother ?*!&%# hair out of my
> > >freekin head!
> > >Will someone please tell me how this plastic/mylar/shrink wrap
> > >***works on wing tips. I've already shot the dog, the wife is next.
> > >Im loosen it!!!
> > >AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH HEEEEEELLLLLLLLLLPPPPPPPP!!!!!!!
> > >LaRrY
> > Before we read about your 'events' in the newspaper....take the
> > heating iron (or gun) and heat the area PAST the wingtip (about 4-6"
> > past_ and PULL the covering and after it streches (you are still
> > heating it), pull in around the wing tip. Don't rely on it shrinking
> > to cure your ills, but let it STREACH!
> > Hope this helps...a gun makes this easier because of the larger area
> > heated.
> > Jerry
> > There are three kinds of modelers, those who can count, and those who