New Stuff / Laminating Films

Laminating film, or 'New Stuff', is the best covering film for your EPO and EPP foams and even wooden structures. Easy to use, cheap, and tough!

Sold by the linear foot. (30 cm) or FULL rolls for our power builders!

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New Stuff / Laminating Films

CP Laminating Film - 5 Mil x 18"

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$0.89
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New Stuff / Laminating Films

CP Laminating Film - 10 Mil x 18"

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$1.45
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New Stuff / Laminating Films

CP Laminating Film - 3 Mil x 18"

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$0.85
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New Stuff / Laminating Films

CP Laminating Film - 1.7 Mil x 18"

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$0.65
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New Stuff / Laminating Films

DI Laminating film - 5 Mil x 18"

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$1.25
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DI Laminating film - 3 Mil x 18"

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$0.99
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  • DESCRIPTION
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  • Please Note: Laminating Film cannot be shipped via USPS First Class Service. Please select a different shipping option, even if our website offers First Class as an option.

    Enjoy a stronger and tougher plane! - The name 'New Stuff' came from the first folks that started experimenting with laminating film on their planes, they simply refereed to it as the 'New Stuff'. Word got around that this 'new stuff' really made a plane perform, and made it much more crash resistant.

    Often times we will build an EPP plane without any spars and no tape as we know the New Stuff will result in a very strong and very clean structure. (We do recommend bidirectional fiber tape for combat planes.) Thanks to the tough and flat surface of the film, most planes will enjoy a more accurate airfoil that will perform better.

    We like the 5 mil CP film for most normal projects, and the 10 mil CP or the 7 mil DI for heavy planes where we are not as concerned about weight, or just need a super tough skin. The 3 mil is great for molded foam planes with a lot of compound curves, and the 1.7 mil is excellent for super light builds. 

    New Stuff is flat opaque on one side, that is the adhesive side. To apply, you iron it on, but it is a little different then other iron on films. New Stuff has a very low shrink ratio, so you no longer need to tack the edges and work your way into the center. Just the opposite, take an iron that is about 200 - 250F (hot enough to boil a drop of water on the face of the iron) and start from the center and work out towards the edges. No need to pull the film tight, just remove any ripples and iron it down. As heat is applied, the adhesive will activate and the film will turn crystal clear. Since the film hardly shrinks, no more twisted and tweaked airframes! Most people find New stuff much easier to apply than traditional films.

    We stock CP and DI films. Here is a brief breakdown of their differences:

    DI Films - This film offers excellent rigidity and goes onto a wing very nicely. DI is stiffer than CP and is an excellent choice for wings. The down fall of DI is that it does not take to tight bends or curves as well as CP films. We really like DI for wings and other mostly flat surfaces. A wing covered with DI will be stronger and straighter than a wing covered in CP Film. DI films also feature UV protection. 

    CP Films - CP films are the traditional 'New Stuff' and work well for many applications. It works much better than DI films on compound curves like fuselages and wing tips. If you can only have one film, then you probably want the CP film. CP films are more flexible and may be a better choice when extreme crash protection is desired.

    An ideal build for a wing would be CP film around the trailing edge and wing tips, and the rest of the wing covered in DI. 

    1.7 mil CP film weighs .13oz or 3.9 grams per square foot.
    3 mil CP film weighs .23 oz or 6.6 grams per square foot.
    5 mil CP film weighs .38 oz or 10.8 grams per square foot. 
    10 mil CP film weighs .81 oz or 23.1 grams per square foot.

    3 mil DI film weighs .26 oz or 7.4 grams per square foot.
    5 mil DI film weighs .46 oz or 13.1 grams per square foot.
    7 mil DI film weighs .68 oz or 19.4 grams per square foot. 

    We get a lot of questions about putting the films onto wooden airplanes. In the past we did not recommend this, but it turns out our customers like to prove us wrong. Here is what one of our customer's Mike shares with us:

    I have found the 1.7mil laminating film to be excellent covering for balsa built wings. The way I have covered is to have the iron at low - ~200F - to tack it all the way around the part being covered, at this heat the film will not shrink much so it is easy to get tacked all around, then turn the iron up to 350-400 and really seal around the piece. With that done I use a heat gun at 450 - 500, low on my gun, and find the plastic 'changes' with this much heat, shrinks well, get very clear and seems to get tougher. The really nice thing with this cover is it is very hard to melt it with the heat gun at this temp range, not true for the model coverings sold for that purpose. I have a Quick Flick 2 with over 20hrs flying time on with the original cover and no dings. I have also re-covered my Riser 100 and it saved a noticeable amount of weight. You can also add color to the glue side with spray paint lightly applied if you don't mind adding weight. This does not seen to bother the bonding of the film to the model.

     
    - Photo by Topher, he comments: I thought I'd pass on that I have covered several balsa planes with the 1.7mil film with great success. The latest was a 2m RES sailplane. It works and looks great. The picture is of a 34" DLG I built. 99 grams and floaty.



    Here is a picture of my Fresh F3-RES. The red is coverite microlite. On the wing it is applied over the laminating film using windex to avoid bubbles. The film is the 1.7 mil which you sell. The spinner is your 30mm turbo with 8x5 prop and the motor is the the DYS 2225 1350kv motor. -Topher

    Sold by the linear foot. (30 cm) If you order a quantity of 10, you will receive a roll that is 10 feet long x 18" wide.

  • Customer Reviews

    Great material to increase the life of epp and epo planes.

    I have used this cp film to cover epp and epo aircraft and it is time consuming but once covered the foam is VERY TOUGH and withstands the abuse of hand launch planes very well. I covered a Bixler II that has over 60 launches and landings (some on gravel) and 1 very hard "landing" into the trees. The aircraft still looks brand new. I will be covering all of my foam planes with this in the future. I'm a real believer in this "new stuff". Review by Martin • (Posted on 4/3/2018)
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    if i can do it with this new stuff, anyone cane do it

    being my first ever laminating job, this ''new stuff'' is so easy and UNcomplicated to put that its very forgiving, went with the 3mil as i new i would be overlapping at some points on my wing, and although i did over lap it was so pleasent to work with this that i ended up doing an extremely nice job , couldnt be more satisfied then I am, Ive always been scared of laminating,now after trying this new stuff, well,its bring it on...... Review by eric vadeboncoeur • (Posted on 3/4/2018)
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    Laminating film for wood wings

    I have found the 1.7mil laminating film to be excellent covering for balsa built wings. The way I have covered is to have the iron at low - ~200F - to tack it all the way around the part being covered, at this heat the film will not shrink much so it is easy to get tacked all around, then turn the iron up to 350-400 and really seal around the piece. With that done I use a heat gun at 450 - 500, low on my gun, and find the plastic 'changes' with this much heat, shrinks well, get very clear and seems to get tougher. The really nice thing with this cover is it is very hard to melt it with the heat gun at this temp range, not true for the model coverings sold for that purpose. I have a Quick Flick 2 with over 20hrs flying time on with the original cover and no dings. I have also re-covered my Riser 100 and it saved a noticeable amount of weight. You can also add color to the glue side with spray paint lightly applied if you don't mind adding weight. This does not seen to bother the bonding of the film to the model.
    I know you want to sell product and I really want to make sure folks don't miss out on a great covering material. Review by Mike • (Posted on 11/6/2017)
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    This Stuff is Great for Skinning Foam Planes

    I have used this on some foam gliders and have to say, this stuff is amazing. While it is time consuming to cover the entire surface of the plane with this stuff, the benefits are huge. If you want to crash-proof and keep your foam planes in shape, I highly recommend covering them with this lamination. If you ever do crash hard then all you do is get out the iron and mold it back into shape. I have yet to fracture the foam on any plane skinned in this stuff and it makes the foam much more rigid and less flexy, almost like a composite. Shipping was super fast too, Thanks Aloft Hobbies! Review by Kevin • (Posted on 8/5/2017)
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    Use of film

    I have ordered and received my New Stuff. My question is: Can it be used over decals and packing tape?

    Note: Yes it can. Stickers and packing tape can also be used on the top of the films. Review by Bill • (Posted on 2/8/2017)
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    I wish I had ordered more because I used it all up already .

    I wish I had purchased more. I have gotten into flying wings little ones at first like the bonsai and I have built a few of them now my son is really getting the feel for flying and by daughter is a sport and has tried a few times with us but doesn't have the feel yet. Any way these models really take a beating and since adding the new stuff laminating film to them they hold up a lot better. Review by Spuds • (Posted on 1/31/2017)
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