|Light Colored Japanese Tissue;3 thin coats of nitrate dope||.0955||.873|
|Light White Silk;5 coats thin nitrate dope||.1240||1.134|
|Colored Skysail;4 coats 50/50 butyrate dope||.1767||1.615|
|Black Silkspan;5 coats thin nitrate dope||.1811||1.656|
|Colored Transparent Monokote||.1843||1.685|
|White Japanese Tissue;4 coats 50/50 butyrate dope||.2389||2.184|
|Colored Nylon;6 coats 50/50 butyrate dope||.2395||2.190|
|Opaques Colored Monokote||.2432||2.224|
|Coverite 21st Century Film||.2526||2.310|
|White Super Coverite||.2625||2.400|
|Colored Super Coverite||.2953||2.700|
These weights are very accurate and will provide a very good standard for comparison. However there may be small differences between different samples of the same material due to manufacturing processes, types of dyes, etc.
The weights for the different covering materials are very useful in planning the final weights for your model airplanes. This is most important when building small competition freeflight models; however, this information can be very useful for your smaller R/C models as well. Always build as light as possible as lighter airplanes fly better and hit the ground softer.
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