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Old 09-20-2019, 06:54 AM
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I was planning on using markings on the tape to indicate degree of flap extension.

Which one of the tape options would be best for marking / painting / other?
I have manual flaps. I can reach back with my right hand and feel what detent the flaps are in.
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Old 09-20-2019, 02:36 PM
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Default Teflon tape

I used Teflon tape on the underside of the overhang and nothing on the flaps. No problems to report after 5 years and 600 hours.
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Old 09-20-2019, 07:30 PM
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I used the fuzzy side of Velcro on the bottom of the top wing skin overhang. No issues.
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Old 09-21-2019, 02:37 AM
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David,
I used the clear protector like the 3M product mentioned above applied to the leading edge of the flap. Then applied a strip of felt to the underside of the wing skin. Spruce sells 1 1/2" felt adhesive backed. Been flying the aircraft for 3 yrs and no scratches.
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Old 09-21-2019, 04:58 AM
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I was planning on using markings on the tape to indicate degree of flap extension.

Which one of the tape options would be best for marking / painting / other?
I have the UHMW tape and put sharpie marks at each flap setting before first flight, mainly for quick indication during phase 1 flight test. Did not expect marks to last very long. 13 years later and 900 hours and the marks are still visible and I use them them to verify flap position still. I vary when I put in second notch of flaps depending on pattern entry and speed (I have a fixed pitch prop so need more attention to speed reduction) so quick check when turning final let’s me know how many clicks I got to get full flaps by the time I cross the fence. I like steep approaches on final so gives me decision point to slip, add/pull power, or add that extra notch of flaps if I have it.
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