Voltages says from 110 which is North American (and hence Canadian) standard, so I'd say yes. Looks like you'd need to either get an adaptor for the plug, or if you're electrically inclined, chop it off and replace with a Canada/US standard plug.
I've recently ordered the Skywalker X-8 wing, (awaiting delivery)Some forums talk about using covering on foam wings to protect and strengthen (as well as add colour to your kit) as long as you use low settings. Others say that you can't use the heat irons on foam wings
Any REAL WORLD EXPERIENCE in using this on foam kits? what settings are recommended?
Extra Info: I'm on the 220/240 Volts mains.
When you iron the covering film, it sticks/streches on the wing exposing any imperfection. EPO arf planes are sold with an non-smooth bubble-like surface. If you add film on that, your wing will have an orange-like look. You ll need much work to make EPO smooth enough(sand, filler etc), so better first search in forums how to achieve that. After that, covering will be the easy part..
I have used iron on coverings over depron -I did a range of larger than normal depron models which I wanted to look like a normal balsa model but at a fraction of the weight - it worked well - covering stuck down well - just be careful not to over heat or over stretch and it will be OK. best to make sure you have overlap joints all around so the covering sticks to itself as well
I recieved mine with the funky non US plug. I changed the plug and found the iron was only getting 120 deg.I removed the top temp knob and with the same hex wrench I turned the pot inside counter clockwise till the iron was around 280 deg f.which is what it needs to work with the hobbyking film.
hi ray as above it will work in aus but best avoid full heat it may run too hot, and turn it off soon as finished. change the plug to a 3 pin aus plug just make it safe (sorry thats the sparky talking) cheers
I just received a Turnigy covering film iron part number TW001-00601. It came with an Euro style power plug. I looked and the website picture shows the plug I got. The website product description says 110-220V. Can I simply change the plug to a US 110V style that we use in the US?
Go to a fabric shop, buy a yard of flannel and some cotton twine (or ribbon). You should be able to make your own socks - no sewing involved, just cut an appropriate sized piece, fold it around the shoe and secure it around the edges with the twine. It'll take a little experimenting but you'll have a year's supply of socks.
Have started using the wife's big iron for now and it works real well, no sock 2/3 heat and its very good, it has Teflon coating and hasn,t stuck yet.
might buy my own full size one but will have to keep it hidden or she might think i,m going to do the cloths ironing and that is scary
John Can you find A baby or Toddlers Sock ,Made of good Material that can take the heat .not Nylon but .And it might do,, otherwise get a Nice Lady to Make a cover on her sewing Machine . if your Lucky. otherwise Have a great Day .
I've got a solution for this since it is not seperately available on HK.I had the same problem.So what I did was just torn a thin piece of cotton fibre(do not use synthetic) and made it into a sock or just wrapped it around the iron.
Hi you can make one with soft flannel ( the same procedure as if you where using the iron with a silk dress) flannel you probably can buy in a local store of fabrics and hand made hobbies, also sometimes they can help to make get it in the same shape as the original one, I know this because I have work many years with fabrics,
I hope this answer help you =)
Marty62 it wasn't the best joke but since your the only one who actually said a joke after 2 months it seems you are the winner, but please don't quit your day job, your worse than Akmal Sallie (Aussie comedian who acts like a bogan just to get laughs)
That why I said bogan instead something like a toff (British bogan) I definitely would not say the American as it just gives ut away for the yanks, they need a challenge every now and again, otherwise we would get bored.
Bacter I do not recommend you use you wives iron (That is for Mrs Bacter). So if you need to go buy one any way, why not buy this one? It is great to stick you film down and they say it can be used to shrink the film. But I use a hot are gut to do that. This Iron I find is great to also smooth hot glue. Because it is has a small head it is great for that.
Yes it will work fine as its the same in the uk 220-240 volts but everyone seems to remember 240v for some reason This is a great iron i got mine a couple of weeks back cut the silly two pin plug off and fitted a uk 3 pin
Yep, mine works fine in Oz. With the added volts it just works a little quicker than it would on 110. It's the thermostat that controls the temperature not the voltage. Please remember to reward the answer you like best.
The decals are not heat-sticking material. So if you use this iron on decals, they would melt up and also stick to the iron upon contact.
If you, however, have heat-sticking decals, then the iron will be useful for you.
Dependng on which brand, plastic covering films have their own adhesive. Some have an "enhancer" available, but usually the adhesive on the film is sufficient. Don't forget to remove the backing sheet!
Most of the covering films on the market these days already have the adhesive applied, yes there are products that you can use to enhance the bond ie balsa loc but these are generally unnecessary .
Turnigy covering iron is a great little unit** enjoy
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Good & handy product. I'm using 'H'(high) setting when applying HK's covering films.
This Covoring Film Iron are excellent. I recommended it.
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Très bon fers a entoiler, aucun reproche a faire. Équiper d'un thermostat, d'une chaussette de protection et de plus équipé d'une prise en 220V. Que demande de plus vu le prix. Équivalent en France env. 35€ minimum!!! Merci Hobby pour tout cet bon cadeaux.....