Tonight I also made a decision on Oratex. I decided to use the dark navy “Corsair” blue for the exterior and Bright Silver for the interior.

Yes, I plan to use Oratex for all the interior covering, it will be very light and provide more space is it is expressly thin, yet strong. Also easy to install inspection plate and such.

I tried to estimate some rough material needs with some measuring tonight. The material comes in two widths, 42” and 71”. Then you purchase in 1 meter linear lengths.

The 42” wide runs about $68 per liner meter.


Will Ware

Will Ware

I live in Rockwall Texas and I’m rebuilding a 108-1. I’m a Captain at Southwest Airlines but I LUV taildraggers.

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Don Ganschow

Don Ganschow · November 10, 2019 at 6:15 pm

Oratex on the interior of baggage compartment or cabin or empenage? I saw the yellow Stinson on the Stinson group and now you plan on using it on yours. I have an email in to the company for a quote. I’ve done polyfiber a lot but this is much simpler.

    Will Ware

    Will Ware · March 1, 2020 at 8:39 pm

    Well, I THINK I am going to cover the interior of the cockpit with Oratex, then I will also do the entire exterior. As for the cargo compartment, I had a local upholstery shop remake the bag, reason is I think I will need to get back into the tail section for inspection and such so the bag makes that easy.

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