**Note: Sold by the yard. NOT for use on certified aircraft.**
Easily controlled shrinkage by the application of heat by either a conventional steam iron or other heat source assures a professional covering job even on the first attempt. May be coated with aircraft dope, epoxies or other finishes as acceptable to the FAA. Dacron is available in many weights and weaves but three types have been selected as being most suitable as an aircraft covering material.
For Aircraft Covering
The tensile strength of Grade A and Irish Linen aircraft fabrics is 80 lbs, which may be used as a comparable standard in selecting the proper Dacron fabric weight for a specific application. 1.8 oz. lightweight material which is generally used on gliders and over plywood. 2.7 oz. fabric is comparable in strength to Grade A. The finer weave assures an ultra-smooth texture-free finish. The 2.97 oz. material is a heavy duty fabric for extraordinary service.
For Composite Lay-Up
A layer of 2.97 oz. Dacron fabric strips or tape laminated into a layup as if it were an extra ply of glass. The peel coat wets out with epoxy like glass cloth and cures along with the rest of the layup. However, the Dacron does not adhere structurally to the glass and when peeled away it leaves a surface ready for glass-to-glass bonding without sanding. Poly/Dacron blend is excellent as peel ply for composite lay-ups.
Needed dacron for non-aviation use. Good quality at good price.
Excellent and fast service. Highly recommended.
Super prompt delivery, sensibly packed avoiding excessive mailing charges. Will happily use Aircraft Spruce in the future.
I havent tried it yet due to the weather. But it looks good. Thank you will purchase from you again. Tom
Perfect quick order done right
I know this is aircraft dacron, but Im told it is also suitable for skin-on-frame boats. Im building a kayak right now and am wondering what widths this material comes in and what the cost would be for seven yards. thank you john kessel
I have covered several ships with Poly Fiber and had great results, but itâs a lot more expensive than straight Dacron. Latest project is on a tight budget, so I decided to try 2.97 Dacron because itâs about $4.00/yard verses $13.50 for Poly Fiber. Worked out just like the more expensive fabric. I did find several cases where one string was missing, but I canât even see those areas after 4 coats of clear butyrate dope. Iâll use the less expensive covering again. Hope this helps, John Sinclair
Three stare are mere doing ones duty to get out a good product. Three stars.
Many flaws made much of it unusable for the wings on my SN8. One flaw didnt show until I shrunk the covering. Ill patch.
This material will shrink when heat is applied. It is a tough material, but can be easily cut with scissors or any other sharp cutting tools. Fabric cement is recommended to adhere this cloth to any structure.
We only offer dopes and paints for this fabric, but it is just bare polyester fabric, so it should be able to be dyed. However, we do not have experience dying this material.
No, this is a raw material with no coatings. A UV protective coating paint or material would be needed to protect it from UV damage.
The width is 62" off the loom.
The width is 62" off the loom.
Yes, it will be 62" width x 1 yard length for an order of quantity 1.
Dacron needs to be heated with an iron to the correct temps for the maximum tautness. Non-tautening dope is to be used on pre-shrunk material. The fabric cement is non-tautening. Peel Ply is a term used in the composite industry, and Dacron is a polyester material that is used as a peel ply for composite lay-ups.
We ship linear yards, unless you instruct us to do otherwise. If you order 5 yards you will get one continuous piece of 5 yds, on a roll, or folded if you instruct us to.
The best material for this application is the part # 01-01622 full width peel ply we offer.
It will work, but in order to comply with the STC you would need to use poly fiber fabric with the Poly system.