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The wing of a model aeroplane that is intended to fly may be constructed in a number of ways depending on the required performance envelope of the model aircraft.
Each type of wing construction has it's own pro's and con's:
All of types of wing construction are very dependent on the final covering for their ultimate strength and durability. If weight is to be kept to a minimum then the final covering should be considered carefully.
|Light Colored Japanese Tissue;3 thin coats of nitrate dope||0.87|
|Light White Silk;5 coats thin nitrate dope||1.13|
|Colored Skysail;4 coats 50/50 butyrate dope||1.62|
|Black Silkspan;5 coats thin nitrate dope||1.66|
|Colored Transparent Monokote||1.69|
|White Japanese Tissue;4 coats 50/50 butyrate dope||2.18|
|Colored Nylon;6 coats 50/50 butyrate dope||2.19|
|Opaques Colored Monokote||2.22|
|Coverite 21st Century Film||2.31|
|White Super Coverite||2.40|
|Colored Super Coverite||2.70|
Note: These figure should be used for indication only.